At the heart of the Microcity pole of innovation, the Canton of Neuchâtel is hosting an important part of EPFL’s Electrical and Microengineering Institute (IEM). This institute’s research activities covers topics such as health, microsystems, photovoltaic or watchmaking.
EPFL has opened its associated campus in Neuchâtel in 2009. Since then EPFL has strenghtened its presence through the development of the 10th EPFL laboratories based Neuchâtel, the creation of the Micro-Manufacturing Science and Engineering Center and the opening of the Center for Artifical Muscles.
Microcity building today hosts 10 Chairs, 2 centers and over 230 EPFL employees.