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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.

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

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

Democratising Machine Learning | EasyJet Magazine

(English) Visium helps its clients identify and seize their highest-value opportunities in Machine...

Festival Transfo in Saint-Genis | Le Dauphiné Libéré

(France / Français) Festival Transfo: Les start-ups gessiennes sont venues parler du numérique

GaToroid: a non-rotating gantry for hadron therapy | Physics World

(English) The GaToroid design could provide a lightweight and compact gantry for hadron therapy.

Un ’intelligenza’ da democratizzare | Ticino Management

(Italian) Un ’intelligenza’ da democratizzare

11 technologies that surprised the world in 2018 | Ukrayinska Pravda

(Ukrainian) 11 technologies that surprised the world in 2018.

The microscope revolution that’s sweeping through materials science | Nature

(English) Quantum Detectors in Oxford, UK, is one of three companies that are building electron...

CERN selects smart city startup as its first Swiss incubatee |

(Switzerland / English) SecuraXis is honored to be the first startup of the Business Incubation...

What a Mouse Teaches Us About the Future of 3D Color X-Rays | WIRED

(English) The MARS scanner, armed with particle-detecting tech used in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider...