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 2017 Empa researchers and engineers published approximately 690 scientific papers and patented 14 developments. By the end of the year, roughly 120 projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), about 100 projects supported by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), and nearly 70 EU projects were underway at Empa. In 2017 Empa also attracted over 50 million Swiss francs in third-party funding for projects. The 24 spin-offs together with other start-ups in Empa’s two business incubators employ a total of almost 580 employees – and counting.