Driving digital innovation with CERN technologies


Digital solutions

Digital technologies drive almost all aspects of modern life: from basic everyday tasks like measuring the distance walked to creating positive socio-economic impact through digital twins of cities.

CERN technologies pose countless possibilities for such innovative digital solutions. The expertise and technological know-how from CERN can also be used in areas beyond high-energy physics like preventing fraud in financial markets, helping autonomous- driving vehicles make faster decisions, art restoration and digital preservation of cultural heritage, and for contributing towards a healthier and more sustainable planet.

…exploring new applications

The potential application areas of CERN technologies are obviously not limited to the ones mentioned above. Have a look at our technology portfolio - maybe any of our technologies could apply to your industry? Or maybe your company could learn from any of CERN’s areas of expertise? 

Find out more about how CERN technologies and know-how have impact across industries:


CERN launches the White Rabbit Collaboration

White Rabbit, an open-source timing technology developed at CERN, has applications far beyond particle physics. To foster its uptake by industry, CERN has launched the White Rabbit Collaboration.

22 March, 2024

CERN publishes knowledge transfer highlights from 2023

CERN’s new digital report showcases concrete applications of CERN technologies and know-how, with diverse examples in the healthcare, environment, aerospace, digital and quantum fields.

20 March, 2024

CERN detector could help to improve head tumour radiotherapy

Scientists are testing a new device to help target cancer cells more accurately in ion radiotherapy of head and neck tumours, which could help limit the treatment’s side effects. It includes Timepix3, a small particle detector developed at CERN

06 March, 2024

ABB and CERN identify 17.4% energy-saving opportunity in the Laboratory’s cooling and ventilation motors

Through a strategic research partnership focused on CERN’s cooling and ventilation systems, energy efficiency audits have helped to identify a savings potential of 17.4% across a total of 800 motors

28 February, 2024

Statnett and CERN collaborate to embrace innovative energy

The agreement aims to explore collaborative opportunities across technological areas, find sustainable solutions for the operation of future grids, and foster innovative energy practices enabling an environment-friendly transition

06 February, 2024

CERN software to become central hub for EU research

Over the last ten years, CERN-born Zenodo has evolved to store ever more scientific data. Today, a new project is set to ensure Zenodo’s position as a prime repository for EU research data

23 January, 2024

BioDynaMo: cutting-edge software helps battle cancer

A novel mathematical model developed as part of the BioDynaMo project, born from CERN openlab, mimics vascular tumour growth in breast cancer and its response to treatment

22 January, 2024

How CERN and Ceva are pioneering the future of Edge AI

What does the face recognition on your phone have to do with particle physics? Discover how CERN and Ceva, a leader in digital signal processor technology, worked together to advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the edge.

22 December, 2023

Announcing a 10-day student challenge around medical applications of particle accelerators

Come to take part in an EU-funded challenge to imagine new multidisciplinary solutions to address health issues by using particle accelerators.

05 December, 2023

Digital twins at CERN and beyond

Discover how these virtual copies of reality are being used at CERN and what their impact is on society

14 November, 2023

A journey from CERN to entrepreneurship

Through CERN Venture Connect, a new programme that helps launch startups at CERN, ideas can grow to shape the future of technology

27 October, 2023

Bringing quantum computing to society

A new, three-year CERN-based programme called the Open Quantum Institute seeks to make quantum computing resources and technical expertise widely available

17 October, 2023

Accelerating stroke prevention

The same AI algorithms used to diagnose anomalies in CERN’s accelerator chain have the potential to detect brain pathologies such as strokes

14 September, 2023

CERN tech to help investigate the dark universe

ESA’s recently launched Euclid telescope will rely on CERN software and computing infrastructure to help it map the effects of dark matter and dark energy on the Universe

01 July, 2023

Launching CERN Venture Connect

CERN launches its new programme designed to support for deep-tech startups

28 June, 2023

From physics to finance: how can CERN tools help to uncover market manipulation?

With its world-renowned expertise in the analysis of massive volumes of data, CERN has started a unique collaboration with leading market-surveillance experts to explore how particle physics could help to build future manipulation-detection techniques

28 June, 2023

MARS Bioimaging partners with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

[News from our partners] The partnership will assess particular aspects of the MARS 5x120 Extremity scanner.

15 June, 2023

SuperNode and CERN collaborate on new solutions for renewable energy transmission

The result of this collaboration on superconductivity could greatly improve energy transmission and accelerate the transition to renewable energy

22 April, 2023

New compact accelerator to help preserve heritage artworks

CERN and INFN have developed a compact, transportable accelerator for the non-destructive analysis of historical artifacts and artworks, providing a cheaper, more accessible method of analysing large or fragile items of this nature

18 April, 2023

From CERN to Jupiter: Juice embarks on its historic journey

Before embarking on its journey, critical components of ESA’s interplanetary mission were tested in the only facility on Earth capable of replicating Jupiter’s harsh radiative environment

14 April, 2023