No, CERN does not run incubator programs for startups.
No, CERN is not a VC. CERN is a non-commercial, intergovernmental research institute.
Deep technology (deep-tech) or hard tech is a classification of organization, or more typically startup company, with the expressed objective of providing technology solutions based on substantial scientific or engineering challenges.
The new CERN Venture Connect programme or CVC will support deep-tech startups with CERN technologies.
The CERN Venture Connect (CVC) programme is a platform to connect CERN with the deep-tech founders, investors, incubators and key ecosystem players in all of CERN’s Member States (MS) and Associate Member States (AMS).
The programme will help deep-tech startups and founders from MS and AMS succeed by scaling fast. It will provide access to selected technologies and expertise that are unique and have been developed at CERN. A startup or scaleup (Series A funding and below) may join the