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CERN is publicly funded by its 23 Member States and Associate Member States. Find out below about how this investment creates a positive impact on society.

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In October 2018, the SPS North Area (H2 line) supported several scientific beam tests, led by the University of Geneva.
CERN technician Didier Lombard developed a compact new pipe-cutting tool for the Large Hadron Collider, with potential applications in the gas and petrol industry.
Originally developed for use in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments, the Medipix technologies have made the journey from CERN to applications across a wide range of sectors - an outstanding example of how technology developed at CERN can create societal impact.
Quasar is a software framework for generating OPC-UA servers, mostly used to control power supplies at CERN.
In 2016, CERN and the University of Bath released a new shareware toolbox for fast, accurate 3D X-ray image reconstruction with applications in medical imaging for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This project is devoted to the development, testing and first applications of a high-resolution single photon imaging technique (Gamma MRI).
Nicknamed TRACI, for "Transportable Refrigeration Apparatus for CO2 Investigation", is a compact CO2 cooling system.

VESPER stands for Very energetic Electron facility for Space Planetary Exploration missions in harsh Radiative environments. It is a high-energy electron beamline for radiation testing, part of the CTF3 (Compact Linear Collider Test Facility) experimental linear electron accelerator at CERN.

White Rabbit is a protocol developed at CERN for monitoring and controlling devices based on industrial networking technology, made available as open hardware and open source software.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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...

How the CERN physics lab is supercharging European startups | Sifted

(English) The world's biggest physics lab runs startup accelerators all over Europe. But turning...

Technologies emerging from CERN | Globes

(Israel / Hebrew) עתיד מאיץ החלקיקים הגדול בעולם (CERN) נמצא כיום בצומת דרכים, ואירופה צריכה להחליט...

Terabee, modular captors for drones | Les Echos

(France / French) La start-up française a développé sa technologie de capteurs intelligents grâce à...

Radiation Detector Used on Space Station Can Help Sniff Out Forged Paintings |

(English) Technology developed at CERN and flown on the International Space Station is now at work...

These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical | Interesting Engineering

(English) These 7 CERN spin-offs show the project isn't just theoretical.

CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies | Entreprise Romande

(Switzerland / French) CERN: spécificités du transfert de connaissances et de technologies

Le CERN veut faciliter le transfert de technologie | Le Dauphiné Libéré

(France / French) Le CERN veut faciliter le transfert de technologie