Acquire ESRF technologies

 As a world leading synchrotron, the ESRF has developed unique technologies and equipment that makes it one of the most productive synchrotrons worldwide. The ESRF believes that these innovations which are used daily for its own user programmes, should also be of benefit to other institutes and industry.


Selected developments and technologies are available directly from the ESRF or under a license as a technology transfer to industry.

Our technology transfer policy

  • promotes the use of ESRF technologies to benefit society through licensing to companies who turn them into successful commercial products
  • supports the innovative goal of the ESRF by generating licensing income which is recycled to our user and development programmes, and contributes to the recognition of the inventors
  • develops partnerships with local and international industrial networks.


For more information, please contact Dr Edward Mitchell, Head of Business Development.


Our in-house production

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Beamline Instrumentation


Crystal optics



Miniature ionisation chamber


Storage Ring Instrumentation


Magnetic measuring bench


Control and Data Analysis

PCI time-to-digital converter



ASG217 is a 16-channel pre-amplifier/discriminator developed to meet the requirements of parallel binary readout of gaseous detectors such as wire chambers. Each individual channel features a DAC for fine discriminator threshold setting.
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IcePAP - intelligent motor control system

IcePAP is a motor control system developed at the ESRF and optimised for high-resolution position applications. The emphasis has been put on covering most of the requirements of synchrotron radiation experiments at the ESRF beamlines.
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2D gas detector

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