microtechnology

Microtechnics - Computer Science Jan 26
Microtechnics - Computer Science
EPFL scientists designed, built and remote-controlled the robotic structures of a crocodile and a lizard for a field experiment, in the depths of Africa, in collaboration with the BBC. The robots are featured in today's episode of ‘Spy in the Wild'.
Physics - Microtechnics Dec 22
Physics - Microtechnics

Switzerland's overhead power lines are showing signs of old age and can be damaged by power surges.

Physics - Microtechnics Nov 17
Physics - Microtechnics

Macroscopic crystal structures can absorb unwanted vibrations or filter noise - without any electronics or electricity whatsoever.

Currently 18 jobs in field Microtechnics/Electroengineering.
Selected Jobs
Microtechnics - 24.02
Sector Head, Embedded Vision Systems Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique CSEM, Neuchâtel
Computer Science/Telecom - 07.02
Dozentin / Dozent Bildverarbeitung Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
Computer Science/Telecom - 06.02
Post-Doc (2 years) dedicated to Internet of Things and Big Data Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique CSEM, Neuchâtel
Computer Science/Telecom - 25.01
Post-Doc researcher: Foundations of Cognitive Solutions IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Computer Science/Telecom - 20.12
STI - Postdoc position at RRL EPFL, Lausanne
Employers of the Week
Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique CSEM
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL
Continuing education for scientists and academics in Switzerland.
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Chimie et Toxicologie Analytiques ccCTA Centre de Compétence en Chimie et Toxicologie Analytiques
Business/Economics »» 28.02.2017
Gestion culturelle University of Geneva
Social Sciences »» 06.03.2017
Justice juvénile University of Geneva
Agronomy/Food Science »» 30.03.2017
Patrimoine viticole et vignobles romands University of Geneva
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).

Other associations: here

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