Cern is looking to make it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to access intellectual property generated at the European organisation for nuclear research.

Cern, the European organisation for nuclear research based in Switzerland, has adopted a knowledge transfer programme Cern Easy Access IP, to make it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to access intellectual property generated at Cern.

Giovanni Anelli, head of Cern’s Knowledge Transfer Group, said: "CERN Easy Access IP joins existing technology transfer opportunities offered by CERN. It is an additional tool to maximize access to our technologies and know-how. Sometimes our technologies are too early stage for a company to risk investment. By offering free access, we aim to encourage our partners to evaluate and commercialise those technologies, thus making it easier for CERN and industry, both spin-off companies and established ones, to work together."

Enrico Chesta, head of the Technology Transfer and IP Management Section, said: "We strive to be as flexible as possible when it comes to dissemination of our intellectual property. The technologies licenced under the Easy…

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