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A reverse hackathon with CERN

What if we selected a few CERN technologies and put them in the hands of professionals who help create highly successful start-ups?


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Participants at the CERN Hackathon in July (Credit: HighTechXL)

Six high-tech business teams were selected to explore business solutions for CERN technologies within the HighTechXL Accelerator Programme. They presented their winning projects during the CERN Hackathon in the Netherlands, organised jointly by CERN, Nikhef and HighTechXL. The teams will now go on to explore technologies connected to novel lasers, accelerator technology, and cooling systems and their applications for satellite communication, medical technology and high-stability cooling. Participation in the HighTechXL Accelerator Programme gives the participants access to an array of experts in law, funding, design, communication and business. At the end of the programme, they will pitch to an investor audience made up of large companies from the Eindhoven ecosystem in the Netherlands and venture capitalists.


Read the full article published in Accelerating News on 8 October.