Phosphorescent materials for the watch industry

A piece of Empa on your wrist

May 24, 2023 | Empa research helps Swiss watches to glow in the dark: The luminescent material Swiss Super-LumiNova, which was refined at Empa, now adorns the hands and dials of a number of wristwatches, including the MoonSwatch collection from Swatch and Omega.
A DroneHub at NEST

An aviary for drone research

May 23, 2023 | They maintain and repair buildings, observe natural phenomena and transport goods: Drones and robots could play a major role in our lives in the future. With the DroneHub, a kind of aviary is to be created in the NEST research and innovation building...
Special award for Empa apprentices

Future physics technicians triumph in "Schweizer Jugend forscht" competition

May 16, 2023 | An outstanding performance in the national "Schweizer Jugend forscht" competition opens up new doors. That is exactly what Sofie Gnannt and Nick Cáceres, physics lab technician apprentices at Empa's Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Lab, have achieve...


Whether it be a bilateral collaboration on a specific research project, as partner in a multi-institutional network or consortium, through our high-end technical and analytical services, a research mandate or in a strategic partnership – there are numerous different ways and possibilities to cooperate with Empa.

All of them, however, have the same goal: to transform the latest findings from research into marketable innovations – in close cooperation with our partners from industry.

Feel free to get in touch with us and we will find a cooperation modell that «fits the bill».


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