Fostering innovation
Mission, Vision & Strategy
From a mission to innovate to a strategy that delivers.

Mission—Ensuring competitiveness through innovation

CSEM’s mission is to develop and transfer world-class (micro) technologies to the industrial sector—Switzerland being our priority—in order to reinforce the sector’s competitive advantage. We do this by:

  • Making cooperation agreements with established companies
  • Encouraging the creation of start-ups.

Vision—Technologies that make the difference

CSEM strives to be the Swiss cornerstone of innovation and technology transfer in micro-engineering and digital deep tech.

  • Maintaining industrial (manufacturing) activity in Switzerland is essential to the country’s future prosperity and stability. But Swiss labor costs are comparatively high.
  • Innovation is the only proven path to successfully managing these overall situation. Innovation, however, suffers from a bottleneck: technology transfer. And this is particularly true in an SME-driven economy.
  • This is why we strive to facilitate and even to accelerate the technology transfer process, employing outstanding CSEM technologies that make the difference in the digital world.

Strategy—Making the difference

We position CSEM as the foremost national player in the field of technology transfer. In this way, we explore new means of collaborating with academia and the economy, creating conditions favorable for the technology transfer required by the industries of tomorrow:

  • Leveraging our excellence in integration and multidisciplinary research in the broad field of microtechnology in order to strengthen our differentiation.
  • Intensifying our collaboration with Swiss academia and Swiss research and technology organizations (RTOs).
  • Encouraging more entrepreneurs to create start-ups.
  • Strengthening our position at the European level, with the Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA) as our preferred tool.

The disruptive microtechnology platforms we develop today—strengthening the "Swissness" of products and processes—will, tomorrow, help Swiss industry maintain its leadership, creating wealth and jobs in the process.

Mario El-Khoury, CEO.

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