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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 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

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