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Park Innovaare looking for new ideas with CERN

For the third time, the high-tech competition BIC of CERN Technologies is looking for start-ups using accelerator technologies. This aims to enable young companies to collaborate with CERN and the Paul Scherrer Institute.

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The PSI in Villigen. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Paebi

From now until April 30, start-ups with a business idea and a product using accelerator technology can apply at the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies at Park Innovaare. The winning companies must establish their headquarters at Park Innovaare over the long term. According to a press release, by doing so they can “benefit from the optimal conditions and the proximity to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).”

All candidates that register for the Business Incubation Centre’s competition will automatically also take part in the Swiss Innovation Challenge by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) with their idea.

The winner of the BIC of CERN Technologies program will receive support for two years, with core elements of this including the provision of preferential terms for the use of CERN patents as well as easier access to the complementary expertise of the PSI. Seed capital of 50,000 Swiss francs will also be provided.

Any interested companies and individuals can find all relevant information on the Business Incubation Centre’s webpage

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