Industry & Economy Transfer and collaboration opportunities

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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.

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.

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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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.


Technology Transfer
Giorgio Travaglini

+41 56 310 27 21

Further Information