Forthcoming Events

01.10.2020 - 01.10.2020, AkademieHotel, Karlsruhe, Germany
26.10.2020 - 28.10.2020, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen,Switzerland


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne and Wörner
New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI
Promotion to full professorcongratulations to Steve Johnson!
The Laser at 60: Ursula KellerOPN interviewed OSA Fellows
Former EPFL PhD student Edoardo Baldini wins the 2020 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Awards
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Banerji, Chergui and Wolf
Prix de l'innovation AGROVINA 2020- for Agrolase: detecting spores of pathogens in real time
Ruth Signorell receives the Humboldt Prize- awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and teaching

Industrial Project Program

IPP calls and explanations

Most of MUST research concerns fundamental research questions and is distant from industrial interests. However, at the forefront of research new equipment and methods are being developed that are of interest to the photonic instrumentation industry, pharmaceutical companies, and for environmental monitoring and detection.

The NCCR MUST Management selects and funds with true seed money so called “industrial projects”. Such a project can be submitted by an NCCR MUST PI together with a project leader/CTO of a company (small or large). The “industrial project” allows the PI to carry out the work necessary to be able to submit an Innosuisse project proposal at a later stage.

The industrial project is limited to a maximum of 50 kCHF, as described in the submission guidelines (Submission Guidelines-2020). The three calls during Phase I resulted in five IPPS, the two calls of Phase II resulted in six IPP. We have now opened a new call for Phase III (IPP Submission Form-2019).

Granted IPP projects

Two IPPs are currently running
  • SMALA (2019-2020, Jean-Pierre Wolf, AGROLASE)
  • LAWC (2016-2019, Jean-Pierre Wolf, TIBIO sagl.)
Finished IPPs .
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