R&D&I Opportunities

CERN offers numerous co-innovation opportunities around a variety of challenges related to its accelerator complex and experiments. You can find information about the current and upcoming opportunities hereunder.


ATTRACT is a new, open, pan-EU initiative to accelerate the development of high-performance detector and imaging technologies for market – through a process of co-innovation among European research institutes, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), companies and universities.


The Knowledge Transfer Group is in charge of the dissemination of CERN techno-scientific knowledge. You can find information about the current opportunities under the office website.

The 1st World Wide Web server invented at CERN

CERN EU Projects Office

The EU office provides support in preparation and implementation of EU funded R&D&I projects. You can find information about the current project portfolio under the office website.


IdeaSquare is a dedicated test facility at CERN that hosts detector R&D projects and facilitates MSc student programs. While not in peak use, it also can host special innovation-related events.


CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership that accelerates the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide LHC community and wider scientific research. Through CERN openlab, CERN collaborates with leading ICT companies and research institutes.