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Second ICTR-PHE conference closed its doors

From 10 to 14 February, physicists, medical doctors and life science experts met again in Geneva to discuss how to improve the use of innovative techniques in the fight against cancer.

3D-printing company joins STFC CERN BIC

Croft Additive Manufacturing is the first company to join the STFC-CERN BIC, the UK-based business incubation centre established by the 

Science and Business WAMAS

The first EIROforum workshop for Science and Business on Advanced Materials and Surfaces (WAMAS) took place at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN on 19-20 November 2013.

New version of CERN open hardware licence

In March 2011 CERN released the first version of its Open Hardware Licence, a document to govern the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and distribution of products. Now a new version of the licence is freeing designers to experiment further and exchange more knowledge related to hardware technologies.

CERN to produce radioisotopes for health

A groundbreaking ceremony at CERN today marked the beginning of the construction of CERN MEDICIS, a research facility that will make radioisotopes for medical applications. The facility will use a proton beam at ISOLDE to produce the isotopes, which are first destined for hospitals and research centres in Switzerland, and will progressively extend to a larger network of laboratories in Europe and beyond.

Funding Innovation

Five projects promoting knowledge transfer from CERN to society get financial support from the KT Fund. 

Accelerating sustainability

Managing energy efficiency and quality is a key challenge for accelerator laboratories such as CERN and other large-scale scientific facilities. CERN is on the case.

Biology, Medicine and Physics to fight cancer

The first joint International Conference on Translational Research in Radiation Oncology and CERN’s Physics for Health workshop to take place in Geneva February 27 – March 2, 2012.

Hadron Therapy gains momentum in Europe

Members of ENLIGHT, the European Network for LIGht ion Hadron Therapy, gather in Marburg (Germany) for their annual meeting to review the recent developments in the field. ENLIGHT was set up in 2002 and funded by the EC in order to create a common platform for sharing data, information and best practices. Since 2006, the network continues without funding, and is co-ordinated by CERN’s Life Sciences Advisor Manjit Dosanjh.

CERN Open Hardware Licence

CERN Open Hardware Licence (OHL) is a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community.

Version 1.1 of the Licence, written by Myriam Ayass, legal adviser of CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group, was issued in July 2011.