What impact does CERN have on society?

CERN provides work, either directly or indirectly, for more people than any other international organisation in Geneva. The construction and maintenance of its installations is entrusted to commercial firms from the Member States, many of which are based in the local region. Also, the technologies developed to meet CERN's research needs benefit society as a whole. In addition to the invention of the Web, CERN's commitment to technology transfer  has driven progress in medical imaging and cancer treatment, industrial processes, information technologies and more.

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