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Contact: Nano-Tera Management office
EPFL AA, INF 332 Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel: +41 21 693 55 39
Fax: +41 21 693 81 60

Website: is a Swiss national program supporting research in multi-scale system engineering for health, security, energy and the environment. The broad objectives of the program are to improve quality of life and security of people and to create innovative products, technologies and manufacturing methods, thus resulting in job and revenue creation.

Launched in 2008, is one of the largest federal programs funding research in engineering sciences. It is a strongly established program which has been supporting about 140 projects for a total budget of more than 250 MCHF. The 1200+ staff members active in projects represent 50 research institutions which constitute an almost exhaustive coverage of the Swiss scientific community in the program’s fields.

The research funded resulted in more than 1000 peer-reviewed publications (40% of which in established journals) and numerous prototypes and demonstrators, a tangible sign that the program focuses on concrete collaborative research leading to potentially exploitable results.

Building upon this success, the program is further pursuing its main objectives: excellence in collaborative research in engineering disciplines, educational programs, design of applied demonstrators, and transfer of acquired research results to the Swiss industry.

The research carried out in the program explores various key thematic areas, such as smart prosthetics and body repair, health monitoring, as well as various medical platforms. In addition to these health-related challenges, also tackles important issues in environmental monitoring, and on the crucial theme of smart energy.

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