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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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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.
The Medipix collaboration technology is finding its way into the cultural heritage field, where its used for art restoration and imaging.

Media Gallery

Recent Media Coverage of CERN's Knowledge Transfer Activities.

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

(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

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.