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.
In 2019, Patras Science Park was selected as the National Business Incubation Center of CERN.
The scientific advancements of CERN push the frontiers of technology, which has a positive impact on society globally. Although the core mission of the Laboratory is fundamental research in particle physics, it also has a remit to train the next generation of scientists and to bring nations together. The transfer of CERN technologies and expertise to society is an integral part of these activities, providing novel solutions in many fields.
If you are an innovative start-up, spin-off, micro-entreprise, or an SME younger than 2 years or you have a business idea but your company is not yet incorporated apply for the Greek BIC of CERN Technologies program! Whether or not you know precisely which CERN’s IP you need to improve your project, the program is designed to help you get the best technical support and access to the relevant technologies.
Preferential licensing terms to support startups
Up to € 40,000 funding provided by the Patras Science Park
Access to premises and infrastructure by Patras Science Park
Up to 40 hours of free consultation provided by CERN experts.
Support with business strategy and planning; HR; Legal; Fund raising
Additional help from CERN and Patras Science Parkto help accelerate growth