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Build your startup idea using the latest CERN technologies!

ACE and CERN Technology are joining forces for the third time on August 29+ 30 to challenge students, researchers and startup founders to come up with innovative solutions using the latest CERN technologies. These technologies all have an AI/Machine Learning and Big Data focus. Specific details on the technologies will be revealed in the weeks running up to the program!

Program format

The ACE x CERN program includes:

– 2-day mini design sprint
– founder story
– pitch training
– validation workshop
– pitching contest with jury panel


For whom

This program is open to participants with any type of background (from Informatics to humanities and social sciences).

After we receive your initial application you will receive a short technology briefing. We will also send instructions on how to prepare for the workshop. Participants can choose from a range of software technologies in the field of AI/Machine Learning/Big Data to work with.


About CERN

The Knowledge Transfer group at CERN aims to engage with experts in science, technology and industry in order to create opportunities for the transfer of CERN’s technology and know-how. The ultimate goal is to accelerate innovation and maximize the global positive impact of CERN on society. This is done by promoting and transferring the technological and human capital developed at CERN.

For questions, please send an email to

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