At the heart of infinite precision

Offering education, fundamental and applied research, technology transfer, and industrialization strategies, Neuchâtel can pride itself on a standard of excellence along the innovation chain in all things related to the infinitely precise.

A recognized SIP West EPFL site

We are here Pole of innovation

Microcity is intended as a unifying force, an incubator for innovative ideas, and a catalyst for giving these ideas tangible form. Together with the other innovation stakeholders involved, the University of Neuchâtel will contribute to the dynamism generated by Microcity. Our skills centers, all of which represent areas of excellence, give the canton a competitive advantage and provide a favorable framework for encouraging closer local collaborations and broader exchanges of ideas and services. Given the wealth of skills it encompasses, Microcity promises to become a unique innovation platform whose impact will be felt far beyond its regional base.

Simona Pekarek Doehler - Vice-Chancellor in charge of research UniNE

What is Microcity?

A network of specialists working in the field of the infinitely precise, who have chosen to join their forces.

A pole aiming to boost the region's industrial fabric and help local businesses to strengthen their competitiveness.

An entity with national and international reach in terms of innovation capacity, particularly through Switzerland Innovation.

  • Education


  • know-how


  • Fundamental research

    Fundamental research

  • applied research

    applied research

  • product


  • Industrialisation


  • Intellectual property

    Intellectual property

  • Technology transfer

    Technology transfer

  • Value Creation

    Value Creation


WT - Wearable Technologies Picnic

CSEM is innovating in a novel type of event called the WT Picnic.

In Neuchâtel on Wednesday 17 May, at EPFL building from 16h00 to 18h30 with the participation of the Canton of Neuchatel.

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Master in innovation

A Master’s degree in Innovation at Neuchâtel: an innovation in itself

From this autumn, the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) will offer a new programme in the field of innovation: a Master’s degree, bringing together expertise from all four of its Faculties.

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CSEM - Swatch Group

Swatch Group and CSEM are developing a Swiss made ecosystem for connected objects

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