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Empa in Profile – Materials and technologies for a sustainable future


What is Empa?

Empa is an interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain. Empa’s research and development activities are oriented to meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of our society, and link together applications-oriented research and the practical implementation of new ideas, science and industry, and science and society.


Tailor-made solutions

Thanks to its years of experience in the field, Empa is able to offer its industrial partners solutions tailored to meet their specific needs. This encourages companies to think and act in innovative ways and at the same time helps to improve the quality of life for all of us. Safety, reliability and sustainability of materials and systems – these are the watchwords which form a common thread running through all Empa activities. In this respect the institution plays a key role in the Swiss educational, research and innovation scene.

Competence with many facets

Empa comes into its own in its efforts to disseminate its hard won know-how at various levels of teaching and technology transfer activities. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to the process of creating marketable products from innovative developments. The Empa Portal is THE contact point for clients and partners who are seeking innovative solutions to specific problems or who wish to undertake research projects in cooperation with Empa.



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