The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH Zurich - stands for world-class scientific expertise, research that improves industry and society, and the education of highly-qualified specialists. As a globally-leading natural science and engineering university, it opens a wide horizon of study to students and offers outstanding research opportunities.
ETH Zurich’s Micro and Nano Platform is a network of 45 research groups focusing on interdisciplinary research and education in micro and nano sciences and engineering. Major technology areas such as Functional Materials, Characterization, Quantum Information, Electronics, Photonics, Particles, Sensors, Devices, Systems and Fabrication are covered by collaborative projects for tomorrow’s innovations.
ETH transfer supports ETH scientists in collaborations and exploitation of ETH innovations and actively supports the formation of spin-off companies based on ETH technologies. ETH Zurich applies for 80 - 100 patents per year and about 10 - 20 Spin-off companies are founded each year with direct support from ETH transfer; a record of 21 Spin-offs was reached in 2007.
Highlighted Products and Services
- A novel imaging adsorption sensor (IAS) for measurements at the molecular scale
- Micro-SOFC - a novel energy source for portable electronic devices
- Wearable eye-tracker: detecting eye movements during physical activities