“There is no doubt: without the support of contactpointnano.ch, I would have had to abandon my project in the first place.”

Veronica Rigatti, start-up entrepreneur in Riva del Garda, Trentino.

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”An excellent first event with an open atmosphere and a lot of opportunities for one-on-one discussions.”

Feedback from the participant survey.

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”contactpointnano.ch has put me in touch with several Empa laboratories and pointed me to other important contacts.”

Serge Rossel, founder and CEO of BizBoosting.

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Collect – Triage – Connect

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 transfer of knowledge. It anticipates topics for regular training, organizes information events and the exchange of experiences in the area of nano-innovation and nano-safety. It keeps track of the changes in regulatory requirements in Switzerland as well as abroad. Its overall aim is to assist the transfer from invention to innovation and to help Swiss companies remain internationally competitive.

At contactpointnano.ch companies find competent partners able to assist them directly or to promptly provide them with tailored contacts to experts and agencies who:

  • can convey information on nanomaterials, their safe handling, and regulatory provisions,
  • offer expert opinions, access to services, testing and analyses,
  • are involved in research and development cooperation and carry out training and workshops on relevant topics.