Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO)

Our Knowledge Transfer Office makes scientific and technological advances accessible to a wider range of users. Knowledge can be transferred both upstream to the research facilities and downstream to industry and academia.

One of our key tasks is to facilitate the dissemination of research findings and technical advances downstream from Big Science facilities and promote their practical implementation in society. This can take the form of new products, processes, applications, materials, or services.

Another task is to ensure that the latest developments in academia and industry here in Sweden are transferred upstream to the Big Science facilities, where they can be used to resolve challenges and form the basis of further research.

We can already see results from the knowledge transfer activities that Big Science Sweden has arranged.

Our Big Science AIMday 2019 resulted in five top-quality pre-studies, one of which advanced into a major project involving Uppsala University, Linnaeus University, and a cluster of technology companies. The aim is to develop energy-efficient superconducting magnets by combining research and technical development. Read more

An innovation partnership between ABB and CERN emerged from our knowledge transfer collaboration programme with CERN. The partnership will use data insight and expertise to reduce the energy consumption of CERN’s cooling and ventilation system by up to 15 percent. Read more