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
Fabian Käser
Head of SME program
Marc Thurner
Head of Startup Program
Alexandre Pagès
Head of Administration & Facility
Jean-Luc Bochatay
director of the platinn Neuchâtel
Cristina Delley
finance manager
Philippe Gaemperle
Camille Sickert
Communication& Event Manager
Marine Besancet
Communication & Event
Yasmine Monnier
administration and accounting assistant
Christian Mur
Sr Project Manager
Board of Directors
Caroline Heid
President of Microcity SA
Raymond Stauffer
Vice-President, Director of Companies
André Haemmerli
PhD in Sciences, Director of Companies
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
Strategic Advisory Board
Caroline Heid
President of 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)
Sylvia Morel
City Councilor, in charge of the economy, City of La Chaux-de-Fonds
Georges Kotrotsios
VP, Marketing & Business Development at CSEM
Kilian Stoffel
Rector of the University of Neuchâtel (UniNe)
Christian Enz
Director of the Microtechnology Institute of EPFL
Nicoletta Casanova
President of FEMTOprint SA and Advisor of Innosuisse, Bridge and AITI
Patrick Rebstein
Director-General of the Interregional Center for the Formation of the Neuchâtel Mountains (CIFOM)
Jacques Jacot
Honorary Professor EPFL and Corporate Director
Florian Németi
Director of the Neuchâtel Chamber of Trade and Industry (CNCI)
Without them, nothing is possible


Education & Research
Economy & Industry
Public authorities