Form High-energy physics to medical applications.

May 2, 2016, 3:00 PM
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S. Tavernier, PETSys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE))


CERN is one of the world's best centres for fundamental research. However, the economic return has been disappointingly low. I have been active in the field of technology transfer from fundamental research in high-energy physics to other fields during the last 20 years, and this activity culminated in the creation of a spin-off company a few years sago. I will analyse the reason for the low economic return of such fundamental research, on the basis of my personal experience over the last 20 years.

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S. Tavernier, PETSys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE))

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