FOTO: Marcelloni De Oliveira, Claudia / CERN

FOTO: Marcelloni De Oliveira, Claudia / CERN

The programme will support businesses and entrepreneurs in taking innovative technologies related to high-energy physics from technical concept to market reality. You don’t need to have a previous relationship with CERN to apply and benefit from the scheme.

The BIC support the development and exploitation of innovative ideas in technical fields broadly related to CERN activities in high-energy physics, such as, detectors, cooling technology and high-performance computing.

CERN contributes with the transfer of technology and know-how through technical visits to CERN, support to the companies in the BIC and preferential-rate licensing of CERN intellectual property. NTNU offers provides office-space, expertise, business support, access to local and national networks and support in accessing financing.


CERN offers:

  • Access up to 40 hours of CERN scientists and technical expertise
  • Use of CERN intellectual property at favourable conditions
  • Access to collaboration and networking opportunities through CERN’s network


CERN Technology Domains:

  1. Cryogenics
  2. Cooling and Ventilation (HVAC)
  3. High and Ultra High Vacuums
  4. Magnets
  5. Superconductivity
  6. Metrology
  7. Manufacturing & Mechanical Processes
  8. Detectors
  9. Electronics
  10. Microelectronics
  11. ICT
  12. Industrial Controls & Simulations
  13. Materials
  14. Beam Components & Systems
  15. Radio Frequency Technology
  16. Radiation Protection
  17. Physics for Biology & Chemistry
  18. Testing Facilities

How to apply?

The Norwegian BIC of CERN technology is managed by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and is located at the NTNU campus in Trondheim. If you are interested in making an application please contact the CERN KT Group.