microtechnology

Chemistry - Microtechnics May 25
EPFL scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
Computer Science - Microtechnics Mar 22
Computer Science - Microtechnics

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real-world project for the first time.

Physics - Microtechnics Mar 6
Physics - Microtechnics

A team from EPFL and NCCR Marvel has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2D structure.

Currently 6 Job in field Microtechnics/Electroengineering.
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Computer Science/Telecom - 01.05
Research Scientist Behavior Generation Honda Research Institute Europe, Offenbach am Main
Computer Science/Telecom - 01.05
Research Scientist Machine Learning + Knowledge Representation Honda Research Institute Europe, Offenbach am Main
Microtechnics - 03.05
Engineer for commissioning a modular power electronic converter system including control (100% / temporary... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Physics/Materials Science - 02.05
Electronics Engineer at CERN (limited duration) Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Computer Science/Telecom - 06.11.2017
STI PhD in Multi-Modal Aerial Robots EPFL, Lausanne
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microtechnology

The development of microtechnology in Switzerland was a result of the economic crisis in the watch industry. Beside the classical watch micromechanics, new technologies like electronics, optics, computer technology and microsystems were used in watch construction. Today, microtechnology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century and one of the key sectors in Switzerland’s economy.

Research Centers

Universities

Associations and foundations

  • The Swiss foundation for research in microtechnolgy fsmr is aiming at promoting microtechnology and its applications. The association provides information, training courses, and consulting in microtechnology.
  • The Swiss Society for Microtechnology represents microtechnology in Switzerland.
  • Swissmem unites the Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry and associated technology-oriented sectors.
  • Micronarc, is a communication platform created by the governments of the seven cantons that constitute Western Switzerland (Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud).

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Partial list of Swiss companies with activities in micro- and nanotechnologies

· Art of Technology, Zurich 
· Colibrys, Neuchâtel 
· Contraves Space, Zurich 
· Contrinex, Givisiez 
· Debiotech, Lausanne 
· Dyconex, Bassersdorf 
· Dynatron Concept, Adliswil 
· EM Microelectronic, Marin 
· Fisba Optik, St. Gallen 
· Helbling Gruppe, Zurich 
· Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg 
· Leister Process Technologies, Sarnen 
· LEM, Plan-les-Ouates 

· Logitech, Romanel sur Morges 
· Microbonding, Noiraigue 
· Microcid, Cortaillod 
· Micro Crystal Div of ETA, Grenchen 
· Miromico, Zurich 
· Nanosurf, Liestal 
· Nanoworld, Neuchâtel 
· Sensirion, Stäfa 
· SwissOptic, Heerbrugg 
· Sylvac, Crissier 
· Valtronic, Les Charbonnières 
· Weidmann Plastics Technology, Rapperswil 
· Zühlke Engineering, Schlieren