CERN Accelerating science

Connecting curious minds to accelerate ideas through collaboration, R&D prototyping, and experimental innovation.


The purpose of IdeaSquare is to bring together people to generate new ideas and work on conceptual prototypes related to detection and imaging in an open environment. While not in peak use, it also can host special innovation-related events. Located in a technical hall (B3179) next to the Globe of Science and Innovation, it offers ad-hoc meeting space and rapid prototyping facilities for innovation-related projects.



Explore innovation methodologies that support divergent research, problem reframing, and iterative testing.



Develop and test ideas by taking advantage of our machine workshop, electrical workshop, 3D printer, light lab, and VR headset for rapid prototyping.



Surround yourself with teams of different expertise and with new ideas. Take part in or host collaborative activities like Challenge Based Innovation, hackathons, or workshops.





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