Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

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  • Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
  • 9014 St. Gallen
  • Switzerland

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Empa – Materials and technologies for a sustainable future

As an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research. Empa’s R&D activities focus on meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of society, and thus link applications-oriented research to the practical implementation of new ideas. As a result, Empa is capable of providing its partners with customized solutions that not only enhance their innovative edge and competitiveness, but also help to improve the quality of life for the public at large. Through an efficient technology transfer Empa is turning research results into marketable innovations. The Empa Portal is THE contact point for clients and partners who are seeking innovative solutions to specific problems or who wish to undertake research projects in cooperation with Empa.

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The priorities of Empa’s research are structured in five Research Focus Areas (RFA) with the following topics:


  • Nanostructured Materials

  • Sustainable Built Environment

  • Health and Performance

  •  Natural Resources and Pollutants

  •  Energy


Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Techtextil 2017

09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 Hall: 3.1 Stand: A 23