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.
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.
Physics teacher Becky Parker of the Physics Simon Langton Grammar School in the UK keeps particle detectors in her classroom. For years, her students have been using Medipix2 detector - silicon-pixel particle detectors that fit on a chip - to perform real physics experiments and find out what scientific research is all about.
The ENET is the Knowledge Transfer group external network that brings together knowledge and technology transfer experts from CERN and from its Member States.
Members of the network work to bridge the gap between CERN’s knowledge transfer opportunities (such as technologies, collaborative R&D projects, business development infrastructures etc.) and the people, research centres and businesses that can benefit from them in the Member States.
From 29 to 31 May, CERN will be present at the first MEF, the Meyrin Economic Forum organised by the Commune de Meyrin.
The forum aims at bringing together private and public companies and institutions with the objective of building new economic synergies.
CERN will be have a stand staffed by Knowledge Transfer experts and Human Resources representatives.
The third day of the event will be dedicated to the general public and pupils from local schools.
Ten years ago, in February 2002, the ENLIGHT network had its inaugural meeting.
The annual meeting which will take place in September in Pavia will not only mark the 10th anniversary of ENLIGHT, but also the end of the first training project sponsored by the network, PARTNER.
It will be a time to celebrate the accomplishments of this decade, but also to look at the future, develop new strategies, and find ways to keep the community always connected.
The call for proposals for the KT Fund 2012 is open until 24 September 2012.
The KT Fund is made available by the Knowledge Transfer group to support CERN's inventors in the financing and development of projects and ideas with a potential for knowledge and technology transfer.
Read more about projects' eligibility on the KT Fund webpages.
Co-published by WIPO and INSEAD, the Global Innovation Index is a global report in which new metrics and approaches are used to better capture the richness of innovation in both developed and emerging economies.
CERN’s Director General, Rolf Heuer, is a Member of the Advisory Board which was set up in 2011 to advise on the research underlying the GII and to assist as appropriate with the dissemination of the GII messages and results.
The 2012 edition of the Global Innovation Index will be launched on 3 July 2012 at WIPO headquarters, Geneva.
CERN Easy Access IP is a new opportunity to share CERN’s Intellectual Property.
The scheme involves making some of CERN’s technologies available free of royalties, released only to partners who can best develop them to benefit the economy and society.
Read more: CERN Easy Access IP
Representatives from technology transfer offices of major European public research organisations*, industrial representatives, and European Commission staff took part in the third meeting of the European TTO Circle on 26-26 April 2012. The meeting took place in Rome, hosted by ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development and by CNR, the National Research Council.
CERN and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council announce the launch of a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) at the STFC’s Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.
The centre will provide a new technology transfer opportunity to bridge the gap between basic science and industry, supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in taking innovative technologies related to high energy physics from technical concept to market reality.
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.