Biometric security: Idiap in the spotlight

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Idiap Research Institute and its Swiss Center for Biometric Research and Testing are involved in two major programs of the US government – Odin and MediFor – focused on biometric security.

Swatch Group launches the world’s smallest Bluetooth chip

Monday, 13 March 2017

The surface of the new tiny integrated circuit – which measures only five square millimeters – is packed with five million transistors.

Switzerland is the best country in the world

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Switzerland earned its place at the top of the 2017 Best Countries list thanks to its progressive social systems, business-friendly environment, and quality of life.

People with prostheses can now “feel” their limbs

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Neuroscientists at the University of Geneva have found a way for the brain to receive sensory information from an artificial limb using a novel optical brain-machine interface.

Lonza and Sanofi invest CHF 290 million in Valais

Monday, 27 February 2017

The two pharma giants have entered into a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale biologics production facility in Visp.

EPFL to lead two Horizon 2020 projects in quantum optomechanics

Monday, 20 February 2017

The EPFL Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements was chosen to coordinate two EU projects in optomechanical technologies for a total of €14 million.

Geneva to host international cyber policy competition

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is a one-of-a-kind crisis simulation preparing students for careers in cybersecurity. The European edition takes place in Geneva on April 20-21.

EPFL and ETH Zürich open Swiss Data Science Center

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Switzerland is creating a center for data and computer science in order to foster innovation and remain globally competitive in the field.

Paralyzed patients communicate for the first time

Thursday, 2 February 2017
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Scientists at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva have developed a non-invasive brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people trapped in a totally paralyzed body.

CTI to become Innosuisse

Thursday, 19 January 2017

From 1 January 2018, Innosuisse will take over the functions of the Commission for Technology and Innovation, the Swiss federal agency responsible for the promotion of science-based innovation.