Who can participate?
If yes, then you can submit your ideas on our platform. You can also show your interest in participating in the ideas of others (no comma here) through participatory financing.
Every 6 months, our committee selects the ideas that will receive (future simple, not future perfect) a minimum of CHF 5,000.00 of participatory funding. They will then get CHF 20,000.00 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 and access the tools
2. Post or follow ideas
Join the platform and promote your microtechnology innovation ideas to attract partners and experts, or become a partner in a proposed idea yourself!
- Accelerate your innovation culture
3. Participate in funding
Receive funding to validate the idea until proof of concept (6 months).
- the ecosystem participates in the financing
- Participatory funding is proof of market interest in the idea
- A minimum of 5kCHF raised is required to validate the idea
Ideas looking for partners
Innovative laser-based manufacturing methods for microfluidics applications
Production of complex microfluidic systems by direct femto-/picosecond laser ablation and micro-welding.
Tuning the tribological properties of carbon coating by pulsed laser patterning
S. Le Coultre
We want to locally convert graphite coatings into DLC with the aim of identifying the optimal pattern for your tribological requirements.
Part recognition using artificial intelligence
Visual AI recognition of parts (microtechnology, manufacturing, etc.), using a camera, based on CAD-Data for initial training.
Use augmented and virtual reality to reduce machine downtime on production lines
We offer you to study the current AR and VR solutions to support production companies in remote maintenance and remote troubleshooting.
Precision 3D-shaping SiC by water jet-guided laser via active depth-control
We will demonstrate the capabilities of actively controlled 3D-shaping (e.g. pocket machining) by water jet-guided laser on Silicon Carbide (SiC).
Integration of Microfluidics and MEMS Biochemical Sensors for Process Analytics
Paradigm shift in process analytics and medical diagnostics by applying scalable fab processes to build fully integrated microsensor/fluidic systems.
AI-based Quality Assessment of High Quality Surfaces
Reliable, repeatable and quantitative quality characteristics for the assessment of high quality surfaces via the use of computer vision.
Al-Cu assembly by Transient Liquide Phase process (TLP)
Transient Liquid Phase (TLP) joining of aluminum (Al) and copper (Cu) for high-reliability industrial applications.
Temperature detection sensor for electric vehicle
Sensor solution (camera) on the ground to capture the temperature of the batteries when the car enters.
Record machine maintenance operations in VR autonomously on a digital twin
Record maintenance operations on a digital twin in VR to allow the digitization of all possible technical interventions.
Syringes inspection demonstrator based on machine learning
The idea is to build a rotating plate that will hold 50 syringes and have them facing a camera or 2 at some point of the rotation.
Integration of actuating elements in additive manufacturing
Implementation of latest innovations in additive manufacturing: integration of active elements during the building process for pioneering applications