Technology Transfer: door opener for collaboration opportunities

With targeted technology transfer, PSI pursues the goal of strengthening the competitiveness and innovative strength of Swiss companies in particular through an active exchange between research and industry. New knowledge and findings from research should lead to new ideas, problem solutions and marketable innovations.

The technology transfer team at PSI represents the interface between research and third parties and is a door opener for collaborations with industry, SMEs or academic partners.


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.
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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.

ANAXAM: Technologytransfer Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The newly founded technology transfer centre ANAXAM forms a bridge between research and industry. Find out here how you can use the new possibilities to optimize products and processes for your company.

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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.
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Park innovaare: innovation park @ PSI

Park innovaare is a unique innovation center situated in close proximity to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and its state-of-the-art accelerator-based large research facilities. Here, driven by the PSI’s expertise, innovations in the fields of accelerator technology, advanced materials and processes, humans and health, and energy are transformed into marketable products and solutions.

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.

Yasin Ekinci, Leiter des Labors für Röntgen-Nanowissenschaften und Technologien am PSI, in einem Reinraumlabor der Synchrotron Lichtquelle Schweiz SLS, wo extremes Ultraviolett-Licht für die EUV-Forschung genutzt werden kann.

Progress through Strategic Collaboration

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the Finnish company PiBond are collaborating to commercially leverage advanced semiconductor products manufactured using EUV lithography. Lithography is crucial for semiconductor technology, playing a key role in faster and more energy-efficient semiconductor chips, particularly for artificial intelligence. PiBond leads in the development of lithographic materials and collaborates with PSI to address these challenges and drive forward new photoresist technologies. PiBond has licensed cutting-edge lithography technologies from PSI with the aim of further developing them. The strategic collaboration aims to promote innovations in semiconductor technology and provide solutions for industry needs. PiBond has established a subsidiary in Switzerland, based at the Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare, in close proximity to PSI. The partnership between PSI and PiBond enables significant progress and offers new opportunities for the future. This collaboration is valued and promising from both sides, demonstrating a commitment to innovation and technological advancement.

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Technology Transfer
John Millard

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