Cooperations with industry

Since 2007, the SNI’s Nano Argovia program supports applied research projects in collaboration with industrial companies from Northwestern Switzerland. The listed companies were partners in Nano Argovia projects.

You can find short descriptions of the Nano Argovia projects under: Applied Research

partner companies


«Nano Argovia projects bring together experts from various research institutions and specialists from companies in the region. Our Nano Argovia project, SCeNa, has laid the foundations for follow-on projects and played a major role in advancing the analysis of individual cells.”»

Nano Argovia SCeNa project team, who built a platform to analyze individual cells in a cell composite


«The Nano Argovia Nanox project helped to create a new, innovative product. In the jointly developed ceramic composite catalyst, metallic nanoparticles work on the surface to efficiently catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide vapor into oxygen and hydrogen»

Olivera Scheuber, Technical Production Manager at Skan AG (Allschwil) and industry partner in the Nano Argovia Nanox project

Patrick Shahgaldian

«In our Nano Argovia NANOzyme project, we tested a new approach to developing nano biocatalysts. The expertise of our project partners was the perfect addition. The results contributed to the filing of a patent.»

Professor Patrick Shahgaldian, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and project leader for the Nano Argovia NANOzyme project.


«In the successful Nano Argovia SurfFlow project, we developed a new method for smoothing out 3D structures without making contact. This allowed us to reduce the roughness of polymer microlenses to meet the requirements for optical applications.»

Dr. Helmut Schift, Paul Scherrer Institute and project leader for the Nano Argovia SurfFlow project