NTN Innovation Booster - Microtech

Submit your Microtech ideas here

Do you have an innovative microtechnical idea and want to participate in collaborative projects? If ‘yes’, please submit it on our platform !
If your idea is validated and if you have partners, you may be able to obtain up to 20 kCHF of funding to carry out a 6-month collaborative feasibility study.

Overview of the ideas

Looking for financing

Cosmetic inspection of metal parts in MedTech using Artificial Intelligence

H. Mourot

Automated visual inspection in MedTech by implementing and validating Vision system with artificial intelligence and deep learning capabilities

2
4000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Integration of actuating elements in additive manufacturing

R. Roth

Implementation of latest innovations in additive manufacturing: integration of active elements during the building process for pioneering applications

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Smart Manufacturing and Smart Productivity Diagnostics Tool for Microtech

H. Hörömpöly

Smart Productivity Diagnostics Tool for Mictortech that automatically and efficiently collects and analyzes all data in a production environment.

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

New paradigm, performances and applications: microfluidics and nano-nozzles

P. Bradley

New high precision liquid handling perspectives with microfluidics nano-nozzles, from 3d µ-printing, printed electronics, MEMS, NEMS, to analytics

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

AI and vision based robotic solution for active quality control of small parts

S. Le Coultre

Combine active perception, robotics and AI for automated quality control of small parts

2
5000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Miniaturization of 3D-Printed Compliant Mechanisms for Minimal-Invasive Surgery

A. Danun

Miniaturization of monolithic compliant mechanisms for scalable applications by utilizing the design freedom potential of metallic 3D-printing

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Control loop for automation of screws production (integrated EPC-SPC)

H. Mourot

Combining Engineering Process Control and Statistial Process Control methodologies to foster automation and autonomous manufacturing of screws

1
2000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Software for automatic design of electronic circuits

A. Girod

A software to quickly design custom electronic circuits without any theoretical knowledge.

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Symbiotic cleaning and quality control in microengineering production

Y. Lopez de Meneses

Fully automated solution for cleaning and quality control of microengineering parts for a closed loop production line

1
1500 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Down to sub 100nm 3D printing without any contact to sample

P. Bradley

Scanning over a surface without any contact building sub-100nm structures at RT, no clean room, no vacuum, no lithography, no post-processing.

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Published

Micro Surface Coating

J. Lanter

We at HSLU enable KMUs with a new setup and process for coating surfaces on sensors, cutting tools and also enable bonding of different materials.

3
7000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

MicroLED watch

G. Stimamiglio

Inventive product for illumination of hands and indexes in wristwatches using ultra-thin film microLEDs

1
1000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Clamping and hard machining of components made of high-performance materials

J. Walther

ULTRAHART DIAMANTKERAMIK, clamping, high performance materials, hard machining, surface finishing,additive manufacturing,debinding,sintering,precision

0
0 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Closed-Loop Micro-Lyophilisation

I. Rousseau

We will demonstrate single-vial feedback control of a freeze-drying process using a special microsensor to improve yield in pharmaceutical production.

2
5000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project
Looking for financing

Use augmented and virtual reality to reduce machine downtime on production lines

J. Rollier

We offer you to study the current AR and VR solutions to support production companies in remote maintenance and remote troubleshooting.

2
5000 CHF / 5000 CHF
See the project

Explanation Video

Call for ideas !

You have an idea you intend / need to develop ?

  • You are a Swiss researcher, a start-up, an SME, a large company, an association, an academic institute ?
  • You are open-minded to develop your idea in a cost-sharing and risk-sharing, innovative and collaborative setting ?
  • The NTN Innovation Booster Microtech offers you the best opportunity to test your idea in feasibility studies.

How to participate in our ideation platform

Are you a Swiss inventor, a start-up, an SME, a large company, an association, a university, … or simply active in the field of microtechnology?

You should submit your ideas on our platform or show your interest in participating in the ideas of others through crowdfunding.

Every 6 months, a certain number of ideas will be selected among those that have already received a minimum of 5kCHF of collaborative funding will be able to start.  Furthermore, they will obtain 20kCHF of additional funding for a feasibility study that will last 6 months.

 

1. Join the ecosystem

Become a member of the ecosystem and participate in the creation of a competitive Swiss microtechnology industry!

  • Become active on the platform
  • Follow the training courses offered, access the tools
  • Participate in community events
2. Post or follow up on ideas

Join the platform and promote your microtechnology innovation ideas to attract partners and experts or become a partner of a proposed idea yourself!

  • Open up to the ecosystem
  • Attract partners via the platform and your network
  • Accelerate your culture of innovation
Access and registration to the ideation platform
3. Participate in crowdfunding

Receive funds to validate the idea until proof of feasibility (6 months).

  • the ecosystem participates in financing
  • Participatory financing is proof of the market’s interest in the idea.
  • A minimum of 5kCHF collected is necessary to validate the idea.

Become a member of our ecosystem dedicated to Swiss microtechnology innovation! Your advantage: a better boost for your innovation!

With guaranteed support by Innosuisse from 2021 to 2024, the NTN Innovation Booster-Microtech offers new opportunities to Swiss SMEs.

We already have more than 45 partners enthusiastic about taking part in the Booster-Microtech. So why not join us too?

 

Create more value for your company!

Remain competitive by innovating!

Expand your network with new collaborations!

Get access to new competencies!

Develop your culture of innovation!

Share the costs and risks of your new ideas!

COACHING & EXPERTISE

Access an ecosystem with a collaborative approach and support for the protection of ideas and intellectual property.

The Microtech Booster stimulates the creation of interdisciplinary, intersectoral and national innovation teams. These teams are composed of at least one research partner and one implementation partner.

We aim to work with actors from all over Switzerland in a transparent, fair and collaborative environment, with the necessary security regarding intellectual property so that all actors emerge from this collaborative experience.

Over the next 4 years, 45 feasibility studies will be supported! Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Following the 6 months devoted to the feasibility studies financed by Innosuisse, the collaborative teams will be able to decide together whether or not to continue the project.

The 6 key partners of the Booster – Microtech, the Associazione Industrie Ticinesi (aiti), Innovations Netzwerk Ostschweiz (Inos), the Association de Recherche Communautaire des moyens de production Microtechniques (ARCM), Microcity, the incubateur i-moutier and the Association Switzerland Innovation West EPFL  are at your disposal to support you in your decision-making and accompany you throughout the duration of your project if you so require.

The NTN Innovation Booster - Microtech is a perfect opportunity to inspire and support member companies in our community with innovation.

The 6 committee members:

Anne Hirtzlin, Nicoletta Casanova, Fabian Käser, Bernat Palou, Antoine Jourdan et Lukas Budde

Who are we?

We are a consortium (Steering Committee) of 6 key Swiss players, active in the field of microtechnology, who are driving the Microtech Booster. Our mission is to attract, promote and accelerate innovation projects through the ideation platform and to create links between interdisciplinary partners.

Joëlle Tosetti
Program Manager and delegated member of the steering committee
NTN Innovation Booster – Microtech
Fabian Käser
Microcity
Anne Hirtzlin
i-moutier
Antoine Jourdan
Switzerland Innovation West EPFL

Discover also the 11 other active Innosuisse boosters here.