Facts and Figures
Researchers like to measure things – including their own performance. On this page we assemble facts and figures about Empa that might be worth knowing. For instance, in 2016 Empa researchers and engineers published approximately 600 scientific papers and patented 14 developments. By the end of the year, roughly 100 projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), about 90 projects supported by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), and nearly 60 EU projects were underway at Empa. In 2016 Empa also attracted over 50 million Swiss francs in third-party funding for projects. The 22 spin-offs together with other start-ups in Empa’s two business incubators employ a total of almost 530 employees – and counting.