New air intake for the Jungfraujoch research station

A tightrope walk for fresh air

May 28, 2020 | At 3500 meters above sea level, research is sometimes quite adventurous. In order to be able to supply Empa's air analysis station on the Jungfraujoch with "clean" samples, a team of researchers and professional climbers installed a new air intake – ...
Synthetic fuels

Lidl Switzerland supports Empa research

May 26, 2020 | Lidl Switzerland intends to serve its branches without the use of fossil fuels, relying among other things on renewable synthetic gas as an energy carrier. In addition to biogas, which is produced from organic waste, this is currently a hot topic in ...
Attention: Fraudsters!

Manipulated Empa reports in circulation

May 20, 2020 | No sooner had Empa recently developed technologies and quality standards for textile "community masks" together with the Swiss textile industry and other partners within the framework of the national COVID 19 Science Task Force than the first attempt...
Mit vereinten Kräften gegen den Masken-Notstand

Projekt ReMask

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As of this week, Empa operates mainly in a digital and decentralized way; until further notice, our premises are closed to external visitors. However, we can be reached at any time by our partners and customers, either by phone or by email. It is possible, though, that response times may be somewhat longer, and we may not be able to provide all our services continuously and at the usual speed. We kindly ask for your understanding.

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.

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


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.