CERN openlab to host innovation and entrepreneurship event | 26 November

Do you have a bright idea for a business? The first-of-its-kind ‘CERN openlab Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event’ is a great opportunity for you to explore it further. The event, which is being organised in collaboration with the CERN Knowledge Transfer Group and IdeaSquare, will take place on Thursday, 26 November. This full-day event is also supported by CERN openlab partner company Intel as part of a joint project (see here) on innovation and entrepreneurship.


During the morning session, experts from a variety of organisations will speak on diverse subjects related to both innovation and entrepreneurship. From commercialisation and start-up funding to marketing and social impact, the broad range of topics covered by these talks will provide a valuable learning opportunity.

CERN personnel and users are encouraged to come forward with their own innovative ideas for the event. There will be the opportunity to privately discuss these ideas on a one-to-one basis with the experts in the afternoon, with a view to helping CERN personnel and users assess the technical and business feasibility of their proposals (in strict confidentiality).

“The primary mission of our public-private partnership is to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide LHC community,” says Alberto Di Meglio, head of CERN openlab. “We’re now pleased to be collaborating with the CERN Knowledge Transfer Group and IdeaSquare on this event to contribute to the development of innovative ideas with potential applications beyond high-energy physics.”

For more information and to register, please visit the event’s Indico page

by CERN openlab