New Empa laboratory

Intensified research in concrete and asphalt

Feb 20, 2020 | As of March 2020, the new "Concrete and Asphalt" lab will strengthen Empa's research in the field of building materials. Innovative technologies and materials for sustainable production and use are particularly in demand in these areas, as these two ...
Sticky proteins from sea mussels

How to mend a broken heart

Feb 18, 2020 | If the heart muscle is damaged, repairing the constantly active organ is a challenge. Empa researchers are developing a novel tissue adhesive inspired by nature, which is able to repair lesions in muscle tissue. They have taken advantage of the incre...
Scented fibers

Bedded on roses

Feb 13, 2020 | To provide laundry with fragrances without the effect disappearing after the first laundering is quite a challenge. Empa researchers have now developed fibers that release the scent of roses or cloves – permanently. What's more, the hollow fibers can...

How can our ecological footprint be reduced? Empa is researching various possibilities, whether through sophisticated heating and cooling systems, innovative building refurbishment or novel cement formulas. And how harmful is streaming really? Read the latest issue of our research magazine online.

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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.

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Materials & Technology

for a Sustainable Future

Empa conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research, generating interdisciplinary solutions to major challenges faced by industry, and creates the necessary scientific basis to ensure that our society develops in a sustainable manner. As part of the ETH Domain, Empa is committed to excellence in all its activities.