EARTO Members


Country: Switzeland
Founded in: 1984
EARTO Membership: Individual


Key Figures 2016

€73M Income

437 Employees

16 Patent Applications

175 Industrial Partners

33 Spin-offs Created

37 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: Maintaining an industrial activity is essential to the future prosperity and stability of Switzerland. It creates jobs in manufacturing as well as in engineering and research. Because of its very high labor-cost, the Swiss manufacturing industry is left with one choice: innovate and specialize in micro-engineering which is in the heart of our major comparative advantage-Swissness. In addition, micro-engineering is an enabler for the digital economy by producing the smart systems that will leverage sustainable progress (IoT, Industry 4.0, smart cities…). In a SME-driven economy like Switzerland, Technology development and transfer is one major bottleneck in the innovation process.


Vision: Development and transfer of microtechnologies to the industrial sector – in Switzerland, is a priority – in order to reinforce its competitive advantage. Also, its vision is the cooperation agreements with established companies and the support of the creation of start-ups.



Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Computer and information sciences ; Physical sciences ; Biological sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering ; Mechanical engineering ; Materials engineering ; Medical engineering ; Environmental engineering ; Industrial Biotechnology ; Nano-technology ; Other engineering and technologies



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