Fundamental research is CERN’s primary mission. Inspired by the way science is done at CERN, IdeaSquare exposes CERN scientists and engineers to exceptional students and young innovators to cast “out-of-this-world” ideas through experimental methods and a collaborative approach. In addition to offering physical space for detector R&D, the purpose is to inspire next-generation scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs by exposing them to the frontier R&D environment at CERN.
CENF is a large physics experiment and a R&D project
that looks for dark matter through fundamental physics beyond the Standard Model and contributes to fundamental research in neutrino physicsat particle accelerators worldwide. IdeaSquare offers its laboratories (dark room, clean room, etc.) to CENF engineers and designers, and allocates CBI students interested in possible new technology uses to help them. Thanks to this, during 2019-2020.
IdeaSquare is a close and natural partner of CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group (KT), whose mandate is to maximise the impact of CERN’s technologies in society. A number of KT’s entrepreneurship-related events have been hosted and supported by IdeaSquare for many years.more