On March 2015, a collaboration agreement was signed between IST and CERN, which now allows students and recent graduates from Técnico to become associate members of CERN for up to three years, and collaborate in projects within different areas of information and communication technologies, including information systems, databases, accelerators control software, industrial control, operating systems, and distributed systems and infrastructures.

This unique and challenging opportunity allows for students to complement their university studies with practical experience in real-world projects at a world-class institution like CERN, high-quality technical and behavioural training courses, as well as an attractive non-taxable subsistence allowance.