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Industry & Economy
Transfer and collaboration opportunities


Technology transfer

PSI strives to make new findings from research accessible to the industry to strengthen the competitiveness of Swiss industrial enterprises. As a result, firms can launch innovations on the market, secure existing jobs and even create new ones. more

Expertise and Services

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) provides a comprehensive range of Research- and Development-Services. Our experts knowledge as well as the qualified laboratories of PSI are appreciated and frequently used by industry. more

Together with companies

The expertise and infrastructure of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) are open to companies. Many partners have profited from the collaboration with PSI, as shown by the following references. more

Spin-off companies

The activities in research and technology at PSI open up a great variety of opportunities for commercial exploitation. If these technologies or services apply to an entrepreneurial scientist the foundation of a start-up company is a potential next step. PSI fosters and encourages the foundation of spin-off companies through advice and coaching from the transfer centre and with various different support tools. more
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With the initialization of the Hightech-Zone Villigen (HTZ) the Paul Scherrer Institut aims at strengthening its contacts and exchange with high-tech industry. Particularly in joint research projects the short distances between partners will improve the quality of the collaboration and the effectiveness of the know-how exchange. The proximity to PSI enables the tenants of the HTZ to make use of the existing competencies at PSI in various fields of science and engineering. Through these benefits, PSI has the objective to further foster the innovation power in Switzerland. more
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Suppliers Portal

PSI Einkauf purchase capital goods and services. Our purchasing policy is to actively use synergies across the entire company, to pool requirements across divisions, and thereby increase the overall efficiency of the procurement process. Our services include management of bank guarantees, handling imports, exports and related tax and Customs formalities, as well as all insurance matters. more


Luzern, 25. September 2012

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World Medtech Forum

1. World Medtech Forum Lucerne – 25.-27. September 2012
Visit the Paul Scherrer Institutes Technology Transfer in the Center of Attention at the 1st World Medtech Forum, September 25-27, 2012 at the Messe Luzern.

Bern Bundeshausplatz, 12. September 2012


Swiss Energy and Climate Summit

Swiss Energy and Climate Summit SwissECS – 12. bis 14. September 2012
Besuchen Sie das SunCHem-Projekt, Treibstoff aus Algen mit dem PSI Spin-Off Hydromethan AG, und weitere interessante Projekte an der Energy Exhibition anlässlich des SwissECS auf dem Bundeshausplatz in Bern.
This news release is only available in German.
Photo on the left: Cancer pharmaceutical's method of action investigated at the protein crystallography beamline PX III.


Technology Transfer
Giorgio Travaglini

+41 56 310 27 21

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