CHF 10‘000 for the best nanotechnology startup


The annual Swiss Nanoconvention (SNC) is for the first time hosting a competition for nanotechnology start‐ups founded between 2013‐2017. The winner will be awarded with CHF 10‘000. Application deadline closes on 31st March 2018.


The Swiss NanoConvention , a conference by the Swiss Nano‐ and Microtechnology Network (Swiss MNT). organised by the ETH Zurich, Empa and NTB Buchs in partnership with Innosuisse bring together Swiss and international leaders from science and industry in the field of «nano», key figures in innovation and technology, entrepreneurs, investors, administrators and politicians. The event offers a platform for connecting people, networking, debating and exchanging ideas – or even generating new ones in nanotechnology.

This year, for the first time, there will be a Nanotech startup competition for nanotech startups founded between 2013 and 2017.

A committee of the Swiss MNT network will select a maximum of eight applications who to join a dedicated nanotech start‐up session at the SNC. They will have 10‐15 minutes to present their case to the audience, who will vote for the winner through an electronic voting system. The winner will receive the nanotech start‐up prize of CHF10‘000 sponsored by the Swiss Nano‐ and Microtechnology Network (Swiss MNT).

To participate, aspirants are invited to submit a short description of their start‐up on a maximum of one A4 page directly to Christian Schönenberger containing all information about their startup. Deadline: 31st of March.