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Sustainable innovations using nanotechnology: info for companies10 December 2014
Guideline through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. The guidelines also do their bit towards efficient communication in the value added chain.
Package of measures to increase energy efficiency presented27 November 2014
The ETH Domain: exemplary in energy

The ETH Domain - to which Empa belongs to -  is actively embracing its function as a role model for implementing the Energy Strategy 2050.
Award for moth-eye solar cells18 November 2014
Empa researchers among top 100 thinkers

The US journal Foreign Policy has named Empa researchers Artur Braun, Florent Boudoire, Rita Toth and Jakob Heier, and Edwin Constable from the University of Basel in the innovation category on the list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers 2014 in recognition of their research project on moth-eye solar cells for the direct conversion of sunlight into hydrogen. The awards ceremony took place in Washington D.C. on November 17, 2014, in the presence of US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Swiss scientific community against isolationism13 November 2014
Ecopop initiative would be detrimental to Swiss research

Swiss scientists are taking a stand: The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have issued a warning about the Ecopop initiative and its impact on Switzerland as a centre for research. Adoption of the initiative would mean "the end of research at the current level." In addition, a committee of renowned scientists was recently formed - the "Research in a cosmopolitan Switzerland" campaign. This committee is led by Zurich neuroscientist Adriano Aguzzi and is campaigning against the increasing political trend towards isolationism. Its patrons include, among others, the Presidents of ETH Zurich and EPFL, Lino Guzzella (January 2015) and Patrick Aebischer, as well as Empa Director Gian-Luca Bona and the four Nobel laureates Richard Ernst, Kurt Wüthrich, Rolf Zinkernagel and Georg Bednorz.
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