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:

News

CERN Quantum Technology Initiative unveils strategic roadmap shaping CERN’s role in next quantum revolution

CERN QTI reaches its next milestone today, with the unveiling of a first roadmap defining its medium- and long-term quantum research programme

14 October, 2021

CERN working with WHO to improve understanding of COVID-19 airborne transmission risk in indoor spaces

As the response to the pandemic evolves and people step back into the office, it is necessary to monitor continuously the risk of disease transmission and be prepared to make quick, evidence-based decisions to ensure that everyone can work safely.

Knowledge sharing
13 October, 2021
Knowledge sharing
13 October, 2021

A launch pad for the next generation of technical entrepreneurs

From energy storage solutions to optimised car trailers, students pitched their start-up ideas on a wide range of fascinating topics during the 2021 edition of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme

Knowledge sharing
15 September, 2021
Knowledge sharing
15 September, 2021

Researchers use CERN technology to evaluate risk of COVID-19 transmission

The CERN-developed COVID Airborne Risk Assessment tool (CARA) is helping researchers from the University of Geneva assess the effectiveness of different measures to limit SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission in schools.

Knowledge sharing
01 September, 2021
Knowledge sharing
01 September, 2021

CERN-tested optical fibres now on the International Space Station

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet has activated Lumina, an optical fibre-based dosimetry experiment on board the International Space Station

Experiments
20 August, 2021

The future innovative FLASH facility based on CERN breakthrough accelerator technology is one step closer

Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and the ISREC Foundation have announced that funding has been secured, thanks to the financial support of the Biltema Foundation

Knowledge sharing
28 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
28 June, 2021

CERN’s impact on medical technology

Frontier instruments like the LHC and its detectors not only push back the boundaries of our knowledge, but also catalyse innovative technology for medical applications, writes Manuela Cirilli.

Knowledge sharing
25 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
25 June, 2021

First European hospital receives 3D colour X-ray scanner using CERN technology

MARS Bioimaging's 3D colour X-ray scanner has arrived in Europe to undertake clinical trials that will lead to its medical use.

Knowledge sharing
22 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
22 June, 2021

Arrival of Elytt’s magnet, from the QUACO project, at CERN

The QUACO project brings together several research infrastructures for magnet development for HiLumi

At CERN
15 June, 2021

CLEAR study paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy

The study, conducted at CERN’s CLEAR test facility, demonstrates how very high-energy electron beams can be focused onto deep-seated cancerous tumours

Knowledge sharing
10 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
10 June, 2021

Sparking breakthroughs in radiation protection for spacecraft, aviation and accelerators

The CERN-coordinated and EU-funded RADSAGA project is coming to an end after four years of rewarding research into radiation protection for electronics

Knowledge sharing
08 June, 2021
Knowledge sharing
08 June, 2021

CESP 2021 – Apply to CESP 2021 to develop your start-up ideas

The fourth edition of the CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme (CESP) is here to welcome master's-level students to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Knowledge sharing
26 May, 2021

Connecting Life Sciences Innovators – Innovate in healthcare with CERN

On 18th March, this online event explored how CERN technology can accelerate innovation in healthcare.

Knowledge sharing
17 May, 2021

Apply now for the Knowledge Transfer fund and Medical Applications budget

The upcoming deadline for knowledge transfer funding opportunities for CERN personnel is 17 May 2021

At CERN
30 April, 2021

How CERN intellectual property helps entrepreneurship

On World Intellectual Property Day 2021, see how intellectual property lies at the core of successful knowledge transfer at CERN

Knowledge sharing
26 April, 2021
Knowledge sharing
26 April, 2021

Scaling up quantum ambitions with CERN

The CERN Knowledge Transfer group has recently been exploring how CERN technology or know-how can help accelerate European quantum ambitions.

Knowledge sharing
23 April, 2021
Knowledge sharing
23 April, 2021

Announcing AIDAinnova: particle detector advancements for future accelerators

AIDAinnova will play a fundamental role in increasing the precision of particle detection for future particle accelerators.

Knowledge sharing
30 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
30 March, 2021

Timepix-based detectors bring particle physics in the classroom

The ADMIRA project uses Timepix-based detectors to help students experiment with particle physics and contributes to transforming STEM education.

Knowledge sharing
29 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
29 March, 2021

CERN launches Technology Impact Fund to address global challenges

First selected project could save lives by providing earlier earthquake alerts

Knowledge sharing
18 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
18 March, 2021

CERN technology to support study of socio-economic inequities, in new collaboration with Statistics Netherlands

The CERN-codeveloped BioDynaMo technology, in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands will perform large-scale data modelling on socio-economic parameters by creating a digital twin of the Netherlands; this can help policymakers combat social inequities

Knowledge sharing
11 March, 2021
Knowledge sharing
11 March, 2021