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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.

High-energy particle physicists figured out video conferencing a long time ago | QUARTZ

(English) Since the mid-2000s, the physicists at CERN have used a videoconferencing platform they...

NovPower and PlanetWatch: Two new companies integrated in the InnoGex incubator | Le Pays Gessien

(France / French) Les deux nouvelles entreprises disposeront de locaux dans l’incubateur InnoGex, au...

3-D colour X-ray will revolutionise medical treatment |

(New Zealand / English) Phil and Anthony Butler, father and son and both former CERNies, have...

Physics drives ongoing developments in proton therapy |Physics World

(English) The ProBE (Proton Boosting Extension for imaging and therapy) linac – a joint project...

CERN tech in MedTech | Fondation pour Genève

(Switzerland / French) CERN researchers are developing cutting-edge technologies which may find...

CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies | Global Innovation Index

(English) CERN's contribution to physics-based medical technologies.

New spectral CT tech reveals bone microfractures in color |

(English) Research for the technology was conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...

Three Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences cooperate with CERN |

(Austria / German) Studierende der drei niederösterreichischen Fachhochschulen (FH) St. Pölten, Wr...

New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities | ScienceDaily

(English) Using ground-breaking technology, researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore...