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contactpointnano.ch is an independent, national platform pooling the scientific and regulatory knowledge and expertise available in Switzerland on the safe handling of synthetic nanomaterials – from production to use and disposal – and conveying it efficiently and in a generally understandable form to companies (start-ups, SMEs, and established firms).

contactpointnano.ch relies on a broad network of proven experts and thus offers a qualified and transfer of knowledge. It anticipates topics for regular trainings, organizes information events and the exchange of experiences in the area of nano-innovation and nano-safety and keeps track of changes and developments regulatory requirements in Switzerland and abroad. It thus aims to assist the transfer from invention to innovation and to helps Swiss companies to remain internationally competitive.

At contactpointnano.ch companies find competent partners able to assist them directly or to promptly establish tailored contacts to experts and agencies who: i) can convey information on nanomaterials, their safe handling and regulatory provisions, ii) offer expert opinions, access to services, testing and analyses, iii) are involved in research and development cooperation and carry out trainings and workshops on relevant topics.

The team of contactpointnano.ch can be reached by email at contactpointnano@empa.ch