Industry & Economy 

10 January 2022
Tianlun Yu (left) and Vladimir Strocov at the ADRESS beamline of the Synchrotron Light Source, where they measured the layered structure made of the semiconductor gallium nitride and the superconductor niobium nitride. (Photo: Paul Scherrer Institute/Mahir Dzambegovic)

Research for semiconductor electronics

PSI researchers, together with researchers from Cornell University in New York State, have identified a composite material that could integrate quantum devices into semiconductor technology, making electronic components significantly more powerful. Among the most important challenges currently facing semiconductor electronics are improvements that would increase data transmission bandwidth, energy efficiency and information security. The incorporation of quantum effects could provide a new breakthrough and could be trend-setting for the semiconductur-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.

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.

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.


Technology Transfer
John Millard

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