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1 Software Licensing


Open source licensing

Binary licensing

Bilateral Agreements

List of licensed IT software

2 Industry Collaborations

Multiparty R&D projects

Bilateral collaborations

Other industry involvements

3 Institution Collaborations

EU-funded projects

Bilateral Collaborations

4 Outreach Activities

Computing Schools

Information Society



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External Collaborations and Outreach in IT

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DTI Mission to CERN on IT

Final report available (pdf)

Welcome to the External Collaboration and Outreach site of the IT Department.

In addition to participating and contributing to physics collaborations,  the activities of the IT Department  include

  • collaborations with external partners to evaluate, design or deploy technologies
  • actions to disseminate the knowledge and know-how created in the department (Outreach)
  • actions to actually transfer, share or jointly develop technologies (actual Technology Transfer).

This site describes these various activities.

TT in IT Annual Report 2003

Executive summary and Full Report
Web and pdf versions available


For more information

Contact the Departmental Technology Transfer Officer (DTTO), François Fluckiger

The External Collaboration and Outreach Channels in IT  

IT department activities focus on the fast changing Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), which often require that the necessary developments are conducted in collaboration with external partners.

  • As a result, collaborations and partnering with external organizations are essential channels in the department for interactions with the outside world.

  • A major channel for outreach is education, conferences, scientific publications and more generally outreach activities.

  • A major channel for actual TT is transfer of software technologies via collaboration agreements or more frequently via open source mechanisms.


External Collaboration Channels in IT


Software Licensing

Via Collaboration Agreements

Via open source


Industry Collaboration

openlab framework*

Other industry projects


Institution Collaborations

EU-funded projects *

Other publicly-funded projects

Bilateral collaborations with institutions


Outreach Activities

Schools on ICT

Conferences, publications

Other outreach events on ICT

* The openlab and the EU-funded projects are collaborative undertakings which are not not per-se a Technology Transfer activities



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Last update: Wednesday, 04. July 2007 08:54 Copyright CERN