Why we exist

Our mission

Microcity SA's mission is to stimulate, support, accelerate and promote the realization of innovation projects.

Microcity promotes skills in research, development, technology transfer and industrialization. The company provides specialized resources in the fields of business consulting, hosting, financing and communication, particularly in the fields of micro-nanotechnologies, micro-manufacturing and industrialization processes.

Our goal:
create jobs and value added in the canton of Neuchâtel
Innovation first

Our vision

A national and international hotspot for innovation

On the one hand, Microcity SA aims to make the Canton of Neuchâtel a national and international center of innovation, recognized by economic circles, particularly in the fields of micro-nanotechnologies, micro-manufacturing and industrialization processes.

On the other hand, Microcity SA wishes to be recognized by companies (startups, SMEs and large companies) as a first choice partner to initiate and carry out innovation and technology transfer projects in collaboration between companies and with R&D and training institutes.

Our Team

Jean-Marc Brunner - CEO
Business Services
Fabian Käser - Head of SME Program
Business Services
Christian Mur - Head of Start-up Program
Business Services
Philippe Gaemperle - Business developper & coach
Business Services
Camille Sickert - business developper
Business Services
Milena Siciliano - Project Manager
Business Services
Adriana Medina Meier - project manager
Business Services
François Signorino - Project manager junior
Public Relations
Nicolas Stevan - head of public relations
Business Services
Jérémie Kuster - Project Manager
Public Relations
marine besancet - editorial & digital communication assistant
Real Estate
Marc Laug - Head of Real Estate
Real Estate
Cristina Delley - accountant & HR
Real Estate
Yasmine Monnier - administrative & accounting secretary
Alexandre Pagès - head of finances
Estelle Barraud - legal counsel
Olivia Bachelard - BOD Secretary, executive & HR Assistant
Board of Directors
Thierry Obrist
President of Microcity SA
Marie Ivorra Grosse
Vice-President, Director of Companies
Pascal Marmier
Christian Péclat
CEO, Groupe Helbling
Christophe Saam
CEO, P&TS Intellectual Property
Jean-Kley Tullii
Director, Service of the Economy for the Canton of Neuchâtel
Fabio Ventura
Managing Director Ventura Mecanics SA
Strategic Advisory Board
Thierry Obrist
President, Microcity SA
Alain Ribaux
State Councillor, Minister of Economy and Social Affairs
Jean-Kley Tullii
Director, Service of the Economy of Canton of Neuchâtel
Philippe Grize
Director, HE-Arc Engineering
Philippe Fischer
Director, Fondation Suisse pour la Recherche en Microtechnique (FSRM)
Philippe Lebet
President, Association Industrielle et Patronale (AIP)
Pierre-Alain Leuenberger
Chief Executive, Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN)
Didier Boillat
City Councilor, City of Neuchâtel
Volker Gass
Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Vice President for Innovation (VPI)
Kilian Stoffel
Rector, University of Neuchâtel (UniNe)
Alexandre Pauchard
CEO, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM)
Nicoletta Casanova
President, FEMTOprint SA and Advisor of Innosuisse, Bridge and AITI
Patrick Rebstein
Director-General, Interregional Center for the Formation of the Neuchâtel Mountains (CIFOM)
Jacques Jacot
Honorary Professor EPFL and Corporate Director
Florian Németi
Director, Neuchâtel Chamber of Trade and Industry (CNCI)
Without them, nothing is possible


Education & Research
Economy & Industry
Public authorities