EPFL’s research activities at Microcity are centered on microengineering. EPFL’s Institute of Microengineering (IMT) is dispatched on three sites, and almost half of its laboratories are located in Microcity.
Strong of 67 teachers, among which 27 professors, 180 PhD students, 200 Master students and over 500 Bachelor students, the IMT is expanding in three main directions :
The IMT has solid experience in collaborating with industrial partners at all stages of the innovation process, from fundamental academic research to industrial pre-prototyping.
Its cross-disciplinary approach, capacity to develop devices and micro-components and integrate them into functional microsystems make it a particularly attractive institute for partners operating in a wide range of sectors, including health, safety, aerospace, communications and watchmaking.
Microcity Pole of innovation Neuchâtel provides an extraordinary opportunity to achieve technological feats in the microtechnology sector. It stimulates innovation by encouraging synergies between the various stakeholders in research and training. It enables the launch of new strategic projects, particularly in key sectors such as advanced manufacturing, which is vitally important not only to the cluster's industrial partners, but also to our region and our country.