Technology Transfer News

14 September 2022
Swiss Sustainability Forum: 22.09. - 24.09.2022 in Bern (Source: Sustainable Switzerland)

For a sustainable Switzerland: “Sustainable Switzerland Business Day”

With the "Swiss Sustainability Forum", NZZ is launching a new dialogue platform on the topic of sustainability. The forum will take place for the first time this year and will be held in Bern from 22.09. - 24.09.2022.

The "Business Day" on 23.09. bears the vision "Towards a Sustainable Swiss Future" and deals with central topics such as the circular economy, decarbonisation and generational dialogue. Around 500 representatives from business, science and politics will be brought together for discussion and shaping the future. Speeches, deep-dive- and networking sessions will enable dialogue, inspiration and information on the question of how we can make Switzerland more sustainable together.

Speakers include Adrianne Gilbride, Ellen MacArthur and Solomon Baumgartner Aviles.

PSI supports the Swiss Sustainability Forum as a partner and will be present at the "Sustainable Switzerland Business Day" in Bern. 

Detailed information on the programme and registration for the conference at

Read more
25 August 2022
SIF 2022 will take place in the Congress Center in Basel on 23 November 2022 (image source: Swiss Innovation Forum).

PSI at the this year's Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel

Networking and exchange, inspiration and new ways of thinking can make an important contribution to innovation. That’s why we as PSI support the this year’s edition of the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) 2022 in Basel as a partner.

On 23 November, motivated start-ups, committed investors and courageous idea generators meet at the Congress Centre Basel. In a cross-sector exchange, they develop new ideas to drive the Swiss innovation landscape forward.

Highlights of the programme:

💡 Keynotes by Tricia Wang (founder, Sudden Compass), Dr. Prof. Heino Falcke (astronomer), Miriam Meckel (HSG professor), Marc Gläser (CEO, Stöckli) and many more.

💡 Presentation of the Swiss Technology Award 2022, the most important technology prize in Switzerland.

💡 Experience Zone with exciting cases from Switzerland as a country of innovation.

PSI will be there - visit us at our booth and find out more about energy research at PSI and our ideas for sustainable fuels and gases, decarburization and against power shortages.

Detailed information and registration for the conference at

Read more
16 August 2022
PSI-Team: Eric Brouwer, Noah Piqué und Janik Meier are pleased about their nomination.

SwissSkills: PSI-Team on board

At this year's "SwissSkills", which will be held in Bern in September, a competition for young professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset will be held for the first time. The topic of entrepreneurship is to be taken into account more and more as part of the education programmes in order to promote initiative and entrepreneurship.

The PSI team, consisting of electronics technician Eric Brouwer, Noah Piqué and computer scientist Janik Meier, has been nominated for the "Entrepreneurship" competition discipline at SwissSkills 2022. We are keeping our fingers firmly crossed for the team for the upcoming competition, where it is not primarily about technical knowledge, but about creativity and own ideas.

More information at:

Read more
10 August 2022
The Swissmechanic Business Day will take place on 6 September 2022 (Source: Swissmechanic)

PSI at the Swissmechanic Business Day 2022


"ENERGIE - Geht der Schweiz der Strom aus?"

When: 6. September 2022, 9am - 6pm
Where: Halle 622 Zürich-Oerlikon
Language: German

On the Swissmechanic Business Day various renowned speakers offer perspectives from  on the topic "ENERGY - Is Switzerland running out of electricity?". Innovations and products will be exhibited, including the Paul Scherrer Institute's ESI Cube - a mobile exhibit of the "Energy System Integration" experimental platform, which is available to research and industry partners. The Cube makes the complex topic of energy storage and conversion comprehensible in a playful way.

Industry decision-makers meet to hear the technical presentations and inform themselves about the newest products and innovation.

The Business Day is an excellent opportunity to get informed about highly relevant and concurrent topics such as the securing of the Swiss energy supply in the years to come or the security of nuclear energy. Make use of this opportunity to network and join!

More information about the detailed program, speakers and event registration can be found here:

Deadline for registration: August 16th 2022

Read more
4 August 2022
Anlass: Qualitätssicherung 3D-gedruckter Metallbauteile (Bild: ANAXAM)

Innovation event: Quality assurance of 3D-printed metal components

When: 8 September, 12:45 - 18:00 h

Where: PSI Villigen Switzerland

The event "Quality Assurance of 3D-printed Metal Components" deals with the challenges, needs and problems regarding to the quality of 3D-printed components.

The cross-ING AG, Inspire AG and ANAXAM are jointly organising this event at PSI, which is aimed primarily at industrial users. The focus is primarily on quality in the area of tension between the three aspects of "quality - costs - material".

Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of additive manufacturing and take advantage of the opportunity for discussion and networking.

Language of the event: German.

More information on the detailled programme, the speakers and registration can be found here:

Read more
30 June 2022
Swiss Nano Convention 2022

PSI at the this year’s Swiss Nano Convention!

From 5 July to 6 July 2022, the Swiss NanoConvention will take place in Fribourg. The platform offers the opportunity to exchange, discuss and network with key players from science and industry.

PSI will be there - visit us at our joint stand with the Hightech Zentrum Aargau! In combination with the possibilities of state-of-the-art material analytics, we can help you to improve both your products and your manufacturing processes.

Read more
24 May 2022
Eingebautes elliptisches Neutronenleiter-Element basierend auf dem Selene-Prinzip beim Instrument AMOR am PSI.

Success through collaboration: PSI and SwissNeutronics AG

Technology transfer - meaning the transfer of research results to industry - can take place in various ways. Founding a spin-off is a very efficient way of transferring or commercialising a technology developed at PSI to industry. In recent years, PSI has founded a number of such spin-offs from various research areas. Even years later, PSI is still in close contact with most of its spin-offs, from which both sides can benefit. The company "SwissNeutronics AG", based in Klingnau, is the oldest PSI spin-off and was spun off as early as 1999. For more than 20 years, SwissNeutronics and the PSI have repeatedly worked together successfully on various projects and can mutually benefit from synergy effects.

Read more
19 April 2022
Park Innovaare's infrastructure enables close exchange and cooperation between research and industry.

Park Innovaare: Construction processes

After the topping-out ceremony of the Park Innovaare took place in autumn 2021 as an important milestone, construction continues to progress according to plan. From 2024, companies and researchers will work together at one place.

Around two and a half years have now passed since the groundbreaking ceremony for Park Innovaare was held in 2019. Since then, the project has taken shape as planned and is well on schedule, despite various challenges such as a pandemic or shortage of raw materials. In the meantime, the scaffolding has been removed from the buildings and the focus of further construction work is on the interior fittings. With more than 35,000 m2 of space, the Park Innovaare offers laboratories, clean rooms and workshops, as well as offices, co-working spaces and meeting rooms - a versatile range of facilities for a wide variety of needs. There will also be meeting rooms to promote exchange between research and industry, as well as a restaurant.

The first tenants, including PSI as the main tenant, are expected to be able to move in at the beginning of 2024. Around 70% of the space has already been let; further customer acquisition is currently underway so that the Park Innovaare ecosystem can be further expanded in the coming months and other companies can benefit from direct access and exchange with the PSI by locating on site.

Read more
4 April 2022
Anlass am PSI am 28.04.: "Advanced Manufacturing"

Industry-Event: ANAXAM - Innovation and competitive advantages through Advanced Manufacturing

ANAXAM offers industry access to advanced analytical methods using neutron and synchrotron radiation (X-rays) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)

In a wide range of application fields, ANAXAM supports industry and SMEs in improving materials, products and processes in a wide range of application fields, thus strengthening their competitiveness and innovative power.

The event is organised and held jointly with KMU Swiss (event language: German).

Register for the event and learn how your company can also benefit from collaborating with ANAXAM:

When:  28th April 2022, starting at 4:00 pm

Where:  PSI West, Auditorium


Read more