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MARS Bioimaging released new images generated with the innovative MARS compact scanner, based on the Medipix3 technology developed at CERN.
VZLUSAT-1 is a technological nanosatellite for in-orbit demonstration of new technologies and products.
In 2020, Zenodo, the open-data repository developed by CERN with co-funding from the European Commission, was upgraded with additional storage and a dedicated community for COVID-19 research.
The CernVM File System was developed to assist high-energy physics collaborations to deploy software on the worldwide-distributed computing infrastructure used to run data processing applications.
PlanetWatch, a CERN spin-off, aims to provide a solution to generate, validate, analyse and record air quality data. Their environmental sensor uses the CERN technology C2MON.
The European Synchotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) aquires Power Converters to power their magnets
CERN developed a new multiple memory system (MMS), which solves this problem and increseses the reliability of a programmable system located in harsh environments.
Terabee SAS, a start-up supported by the French BIC Innogex, developed the proximity-sensing device Proximeter, based on CERN’s miniIoT (Internet of Things) technology.
The CERN Robotics Software is used to manage autonomous movement, which allows a modular robotics platform to perform sophisticated tasks.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

How Particle Physics Research at CERN contributed to Medical Innovation’ | U.S. News

(English) WIPO has published the 12th edition of its Global Innovation Index. CERN has contributed...

A large cohort joins the “Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies” startup competition |

(Switzerland / English) Six startups have been selected to join the Phase II of the Swiss Business...

In Zermatt, students test solutions for living on the moon | Radio Télévision Suisse

(Switzerland / Français) Première collaboration entre des universités et l'ESA, le projet Igluna...

CERN start-up announced as finalist in $1.55M challenge for new solutions to detect opioids in international mail | White House (Press Release)

(United States / English) 8 Finalists Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect...

Medipix Meeting Report | Česká televize

(Czechia / Czech) Medipix Meeting Report (Prague)

First 3D colour X-rays reveal human body in stunning detail | The Sun

(United Kingdom / English) First 3D colour X-rays reveal human body in stunning detail – and could...

How fundamental science research is helping to transform the world around us | New Electronics

(English) The symposium - “Particle Colliders – Accelerating Innovation” - was co-hosted by the...

The First 3D Color X-Rays | Tom Scott

(English) At the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, the team at Mars Bioimaging...

CERN reveals itself to the world | Le Temps

(Switzerland / French) Le centre européen de recherche en physique des particules, qui a donné...