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
Matteo Reggente - Senior Project Manager
Business Services
Milena Siciliano - Project Manager
Business Services
Fabrice Jendly - project manager
Business Services
Anita Bourquin - Senior Project Manager
Business Services
Deniz Benli - Research & Development Manager
Public Relations
Nicolas Stevan - head of public relations
Public Relations
noemy renevey - project manager communication and event
Real Estate
Marc Laug - Head of Real Estate
Real Estate
Cristina Delley - accountant & HR
Real Estate
Yasmine Monnier - administrative & accounting secretary
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
Mathieu Aubert
Head of economic department of the canton of Neuchâtel (NECO)
Pascal Marmier
Marc Schuler
Managing Director DIXI Polytool S.A.
Christophe Saam
CEO, P&TS Intellectual Property
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
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