Photonics in Romandy
The French-speaking part of Switzerland, also called Romandy, represents 1/4 of Switzerland’s inhabitants, 1/5 of its territory and is composed of 7 cantons where French is spoken: Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Jura, Fribourg, Valais and Berne. The main campus of EPFL is in Lausanne with 4 other associated campuses in Sion (Valais), Geneva, Neuchâtel and Fribourg.
Companies Member of Swissphotonics in Romandy
Other Photonics-related Companies in Romandy
|Candlelight Systems||CREAL 3D||DeepLight SA|
|DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions||EarlySight|| EM Microelectronic-Marin
|Gamaya||Hydromea||IAR Laser-Mécanique SA|
|| Leica Microsystems (Suisse)
|Leman Micro Devices||Lemo SA||Luminesys|
|Lunaphore Technologies||Mackinac MicroOptics SA|| Medlight
|MicroR systems||Nanolive|| Nextrom
|Oculight Dynamics|| Opto Logic Technology
|Readily3D|| Safran Colibrys
|SCHOTT|| Scientific Visual
|STMicroelectronics|| Sunrise Luciol
|Valais Perovskite Solar||Visiosafe||Viventis Microscopy|
In green: EPFL startups
Universities and Institutes active in Photonics and Swissphotonics in Romandy
At present, 12 labs and units in Lausanne and Neuchâtel are member of Swissphotonics
The Biophotonics group is member of Swissphotonics
Headquartered in Neuchâtel. CSEM is a key player in Photonics and also largely present in the Swiss-German part of Switzerland.
The Institute of Physics is member of Swissphotonics
What we do
We organise Workshops, Webinars and Lunch Chats every Tuesday at noon. As an association, we naturally also have an annual General Assembly. Networking to discuss technologies and other aspects is a very important part of Swissphotonics which generates ideas, projects and inspiration!
We can help you with project funding, with connecting to European actors through similar organizations at the national or regional levels, with finding the right expert and even with finding a job! We also lobby and advocate for the photonics field in general and for our members.
Swissphotonics initiated and supports competence workgroups, so called “Swiss National Photonic Labs”. These Labs combine relevant and interested institutes for a specific topic. They also connect to Photonics21’s work groups.