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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 2018, the start-up SAFETYN SaS joined InnoGEX, the French BIC of CERN technologies.
G-RAY is a Swiss private company focused on the development and commercialisation of particle detectors and related services for medical imaging.
The start-up Terabee started off providing aerial inspections and imaging services by deploying drones.
Zenuity, a company developing software solutions for automotive safety and autonomous driving (AD), has become the first to team up with CERN in the fields of fast machine learning.
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.

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...