Cooperation in Networks

AMI establishes and strengthens its ties to other universities and companies through memberships in important national and international networks.

swiss mnt network

AMI is a member of the swiss mnt network, which gathers the main Swiss institutional actors in the field of micro- and nano-technology. The swiss mnt network organizes the Swiss NanoConvention, the prime showcase for nanotechnology in Switzerland.

Science and Technology Center of the Canton of Fribourg

AMI is part of the Science and Technology Center of the Canton of Fribourg, which occupies a key position in the cantonal innovation policy by bringing together economic and academic partners. Within the Center, AMI is a partner of the Swiss Plastics Cluster.

Competence Center TEDD

AMI is a member of the Competence Center for Tissue Engineering for Drug Development (TEDD), which pools and transfers knowledge and technologies in order to promote the further development and application of in vitro cell and tissue culture. Through concrete research projects and knowledge transfer within a network of partners from various interest groups, this platform actively contributes to the development and application of alternative test methods for routine use in industry.  


AMI is a member of SoftComp, a European Network of Excellence (NoE) aiming to establish a knowledge base for the intelligent design of functional and nanoscale soft-matter composites.

NTN Innovative Surfaces

AMI is a member of NTN Innovative Surfaces, a Swiss National Thematic Network the leading network in Switzerland for targeted and performance-oriented Knowledge & Technology Transfer (KTT) between public research institutions and companies seeking innovative surface technologies and collaborations to stimulate competitiveness and value creation.

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