The proximity between research centers and institutes and the regional industrial fabric generates not just a proliferation of new ideas, but also enables such ideas to be converted into products in record time.
The fruits of Neuchâtel’s innovation represent a large number of technological breakthroughs, which have contributed to advances in humanity in fields such as health, the environment, communications, future energy solutions, and even space exploration.
In the canton of Neuchâtel, businesses can count on first-class applied research institutes and academic structures to support them in their technological development projects. The high concentration of skills centers provides the opportunity to benefit from strong interdisciplinarity between research, innovation and industrial applications, thus favoring technology transfer.
Thanks to these cross-cutting partnerships, startups, SMEs and multinationals can compensate for any lacking resources in terms of staff, finances, or skills by calling on local actors to help them undertake projects that are too complex to conduct internally.
The members of the Microcity pole of innovation include internationally renowned R&D centers, research institutes (both fundamental and applied) and academic establishments that can support businesses as they develop high value-added innovative products and processes. The potential partnerships between training, science and industry favor technology transfer, and can take many different forms, including research assignments, prototyping, low-volume production runs, provision of infrastructure and resources, etc.
Businesses can find solutions here for improving their productivity in terms of both costs and turnaround times. The region is home to several firms specialized in automated production lines for high-speed assembly, as well as service-providers capable of designing new production tools and developing industrial methods and processes for a broad range of sophisticated products (microtechnology, medtech, pharma, agri-food, watchmaking, etc.).
In addition, there is a remarkable concentration of suppliers and subcontactors at regional level specializing in advanced fields and strategic services, covering all stages of industrial production.
The conditions are optimal for companies to convert new ideas into products in record time.
Whether you are a startup, an SME or a multinational, you can work with members of the Microcity - Pole of Innovation - Neuchâtel.
Through such partnerships, you can compensate for any lacking resources in terms of staff, finances, or skills, notably in the fields of micro/nanotechnologies, microfabrication and industrial processes. The members of the pole will help you bring your innovation projects and new ideas to fruition as globally marketable products.