Nano Image Award

Each fall, the SNI seeks to collect – and award prizes for – the best images from the nano world, and this year is no exception. Please send your photos of nano and micro structures, stating the title, description and scale, by 31 October 2019 to

The SNI management team will choose the three best photos, which will each be awarded CHF 300. The beautifil images that we collect each year are a precious source for the illustration of communication materials. We look forward to receiving your images and will announce the winners of this year’s Nano Image Award in SNI INSight, our webpage, and on our social media channels.


Call for proposals for the Nano Argovia program

The deadline for proposals for applied research projects under the SNI’s Nano Argovia program is 30 September 2019.

Each Nano Argovia project pairs at least two academic partners from the SNI network with an industrial company in Northwestern Switzerland.

In view of our collaboration with ANAXAM (, teams using the latest manufacturing and analysis technologies are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.

Find out more at:

Join us at the Nano-Tech Apéro

The Nano-Tech Apéro, hosted by Dectris in Dättwil on 29 October, will be an ideal opportunity to learn about the applied research projects of the SNI and the Nano Argovia program.

The event program and registration link can be found at:


Apply now for the new PhD School projects!

Eight new projects were recently approved at the SNI’s PhD School. Assessors had 22 submissions to choose from.

Visit to read about the new projects and access the online application tool.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Save the date!

The SNI will be hosting the Swiss NanoConvention again next year.

The SNC 2020 will be held on 2 and 3 July, 2020 in Basel. Make a note in your calendar!

Find out more about the Swiss NanoConvention at: