EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions : students, professors and staff come from over 120 nations. In a dynamic environment, EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation. It focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation. EPFL collaborates with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.
The CSEM – Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology – is a non-profit research and technology organization (RTO) and a public private-partnership specialized in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, systems engineering, photovoltaics and information and communication technologies. By championing industrial innovation CSEM provides innovative solutions for highly technical industrial products. Through its technical know-how, skills, and advice, CSEM develops and transfers world-class (micro) technologies to the industrial sector. It also develops its own commercial activities with existing companies or through the creation of spin-offs and start-ups. The CSEM is headquartered in Neuchâtel and is also active through its regional centers in Zurich, Muttenz, Alpnach and Landquart..