Forthcoming Events

07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK
11.07.2022 - 15.07.2022, Celeste Hotel, on UCF main campus, Orlando, Florida


Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over

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
  • DemoLas (2020-2022, Thomas Feurer)
  • SMALA (2019-2020, Jean-Pierre Wolf, AGROLASE)
Finished IPPs
  • LAWC (2016-2020, Jean-Pierre Wolf, TIBIO sagl.)
  • ENDOTERA (2017-2019, Jacques Moser, Aekip SA)
  • Ultrafast-UV (2016-2018, Thomas Südmeyer, Thin Film Physics AG)
  • Stadil (2011-2012, CSEM, Time Bandwidth Products)
  • Hydrogen-like Interactions (2011-2014, Markus Meuwly, Novartis)
  • Pollentracker (2013-2015, Jean-Pierre Wolf, PLAIR)
  • fs-IONIGHT (2013-2015, Thomas Feurer, IONIGHT)
  • CEOstab (2014-2015, Ursula Keller, Zurich Instruments)
  • Fitting Wizard (2014-2016, Markus Meuwly, Super Computing Systems)
  • CALE (2015-2016, Thomas Feurer, ESA)
  • LAMPTA (2015-2016, Thomas Feurer, AME GmbH)
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