Facing the challenges of our time

CSEM is a public-private, non-profit Swiss technology innovation center. CSEM enables competitiveness through innovation by developing and transferring world-class technologies for the industrial sector.

CSEM at a glance

Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Neuchâtel, CSEM is an internationally recognized innovation specialist with over 600 employees across six locations in Switzerland and more than 200 registered patents. We develop disruptive technologies with a high societal impact in the fields of precision manufacturing, digitalization, ultra-low-power electronics, optical elements, AI, and sustainable energy. We then transfer these innovations to industry partners in a variety of sectors, including renewable energy, healthcare, watchmaking, and aerospace, or encourage start-up creations.

As a public-private, non-profit organization, our mission is to support innovation in Swiss companies and strengthen the economy through ongoing collaboration with leading universities, research institutes, and industrial partners.

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Digital technologies: We help convert digital dreams into real products by providing state-of-the-art IoT, wearables, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and industry 4.0 solutions.

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Meet our happy customers

Marcel König

Head of Research & Development

In the first year of our collaboration with CSEM we saw that it was a very special relationship because CSEM’s scientists are not only expert and flexible, they also understand that the processes and technologies they develop must be capable of being mass-produced.

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Daniel Paris

Medical Director, Head of the Department of Medicine

Working with CSEM allowed us to develop and jointly validate a new diagnostic microarray/ sensor device designed for use in low-resource settings. To better promote point of care solutions for everyday life, synergistic partnerships between health experts and technology providers are both mutually beneficial and highly relevant.

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Gilad Scherpf

Senior Director Aviation Training

CSEM's expertise in vision systems and artificial intelligence was crucial, as was its ability to steer such a complex project, involving partners with different expertise and in different locations during the COVID pandemic to such a successful conclusion.

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Scott Hovland

ISS Programme & Exploration Department, ESTEC, Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Operations

The spirit of collaboration that CSEM has shown has been excellent and I would specifically like to commend the center.

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Edouard Barret

Project and Sales Manager Stadler Rail

CSEM’s state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms and creative and solution oriented approach enables us to further digitalize our maintenance activities and take them to the next level. Which is important to the long-term fulfilment of our promise to clients: "We make sure it rolls!"

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Hansjörg Keller

Senior Principal Scientist

It was a great pleasure and extremely rewarding to work with CSEM on the development of the first automated human skeletal muscle microphysiological lab system, which screens for the drug compounds that regulate muscle functions, such as force and fatigue.

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Nick Hayek


The new Bluetooth chip we have developed with our long-standing partner CSEM has exceptional features specially designed for small connected objects and above all, of course, watches.

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Mario Urbisaglia

Team Manager R&D

CSEM was the ideal partner for this project: expert in intelligent systems and algorithms, pragmatic and flexible when we had to change the data collection plan, and fast. This was our first project with CSEM—and it won’t be the last.

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