Knowledge transfer activities generate networks of people, research institutes, companies through which technical, scientific and managerial expertise is exchanged.
CERN engages in the creation, coordination and participation of knowledge exchange networks. In particular, the Knowledge Transfer group is actively involved in:
EEN is a EC network helping small business to make the most of the European marketplace. EEN counts close to 600 organisational members, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies.
EIROforum is a collaboration between eight European intergovernmental scientific research organisations that are responsible for infrastructures and laboratories: CERN, EFDA-JET, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL and ILL. It is the mission of EIROforum to combine the resources, facilities and expertise of its member organisations to support European science in reaching its full potential.
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. Today, ENLIGHT involves more than 300 participants, and is co-ordinated by CERN’s Life Sciences Advisor Manjit Dosanjh.
The INET is a CERN internal network facilitating exchange of information between the KT group and CERN’s departments on knowledge transfer related topics.
The TTO (Technology Transfer Offices) Circle is an initiative of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission aiming at connecting Technology Transfer Offices of large European public research organisations.