Start-up support

CERN has established a network of nine Business Incubation Centres (BICs) throughout its Member States, to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in taking CERN technologies and expertise to the market.

In practice, CERN supports the selected companies through technical visits to CERN, technical consultancy and services, and preferential rate licensing of CERN intellectual property. The BIC managers provide office-space, expertise, business support, access to local and national networks, and support in accessing finance. The program currently supports 19 early phase companies.

Finnish Business Incubation Center of CERN Technologies (FBC) (

For advanced teams in growth phase, we recommend to be in touch with technology investment experts of Preon Capital Partners (