New contact point paves the way for nanotechnology applications

12.06.2018 08:37

Switzerland occupies a leading position internationally in the field of nanoresearch. But when it comes to translating existing knowledge into practice and fully exploiting the application potential of synthetic nanomaterials, companies face numerous questions. Here closes a gap.

A new contact point for start-ups, SMEs and industry pools the scientific and regulatory expertise in the field of nanotechnology available in Switzerland. builds a bridge between research and innovative application. will be managed during a two-year pilot phase by Peter Wick, who heads the research department Particles-Biology Interactions at Empa. It will pool and classify the scientific, industrial and regulatory expertise available in Switzerland and make it available to companies as needed. The portal itself will neither conduct safety assessments nor carry out measurements. Instead, it will provide companies with contact to appropriate experts, organise trainings and act as a platform for the exchange of information. It is supported by an expert council led by Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser and Alke Fink from the Adolphe-Merkle Institute of the University of Freiburg. was officially launched last week at the Swiss NanoConvention 2018 at ETH Zurich. The initiative to promote sustainable innovation was launched in the context of Swiss nanoresearch and in particular the Swiss National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP64) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Nanotechnology Action Plan and is supported by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SER), the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

Please login or
register to comment

Please login or sign up to comment. Commenting guidelines

Please login or
register to use the
bookmark feature




By continuing to use this website you agree with our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

In order to provide the best quality for you, our system uses "cookies", which are stored on your device. Cookies are necessary to identify what information (job advertisement, questionnaire, etc) you have already seen. IP address is used for the same purposes as described above.

When creating a profile, applying to the newsletter, job subscriptions and etc, you agree that the data, which you have entered, will be stored and processed in the system in order to provide services, which you have applied for.

We do NOT sell your personal data to any 3rd party services.

You must be 18 or older years old to use our services. If you are underage, you must have a permission to use our services from your parent or guardian. It is necessary in order to store and process your data.

By continuing to use our services, you agree with the these terms. You can withdraw your agreement at any time, by deleting cookies from your device and by sending request for deleting your data to the administrator.