Water treatment with low frequency electromagnetic resonance fields to remove biofilms from water pipes to achieve a very high level of biosecurity for livestock farming.

15.04.2020Published 41 days ago
Population growth, climate change and limitations of natural resources mean that agriculture must become more productive, efficient and environmentally sound. Most of the branches of agricultural industry are aimed at the production of qualitative, safe and a wide range of products, and this is particularly relevant in livestock farming. One of the potential sources of animal infection is water, through which pathogens can be transferred to all the animals on a farm. It is therefore absolutely imperative that animals receive water of good quality.

Water treatment with very low-frequency electromagnetic resonance fields to optimise the irrigation process and achieve key benefits for water use, crop yields and soil quality

16.03.2020Published 71 days ago
Population growth, climate change and limitations of natural resources mean that agriculture must become more productive, efficient and environmentally sound. According to the United Nations (UN), the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, placing further strain on food production. Global agriculture is tasked with meeting this demand, with cereals as its cornerstone. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes food demand will require raising cereal production by 70% globally. As part of improving agricultural yields, irrigation plays a crucial role.

Contract manufacturing sought for processing food industry side-stream in large-scale batch reactors to produce prebiotic ingredients

10.03.2020Published 77 days ago
A spin-off of a Swiss technical university developed a catalytic technology to process food industry side-streams like agricultural/food biomass to produce prebiotic ingredients which are certified under GMP+ (Good Manufacturing Practices).

Swiss SME offering soft artificial muscle transducer for robotics, automation, wellbeing and prothesis seeks commercial agreement

24.02.2020Published 92 days ago
The Swiss company develops and produces high precision elastomeric sensors and actuator solutions for applications such as active feedback, shape-changing surfaces (morphing), immersive stimulation, user’s posture monitoring and force sensing. It has specialized in the dielectric elastomer actuator allowing fully 3D design thanks its flexibility and light weight. Compared to conventional actuators, this elastomer actuator generates high force (up to 10N) and displacement (up to a few mm), paving the way to system miniaturization.

High-temperature protection coating with built-in thermal sensor

17.02.2020Published 99 days ago
Background: Indicating local spots of thermal load on large-scale components is challenging, because the area of interest may not be accessible by electronic sensors or the complete coverage of the area may require an excessive number of sensors. Solution of the Swiss school of technology: The hardware of interest can be covered with a new functional coating, which will indicate the thermal history. First, a layer of TiN (titanium nitride) is applied, then an ultrathin layer of TiAlN (titanium aluminium nitride).

Co-designing, testing and piloting of innovative assistance technologies with senior citizens in private homes and care institutions.

04.02.2020Published 112 days ago
Background and service propositions: The Swiss foundation works in two main areas: as an interest representation for people in the second half of their lives and as a service provider in the market for elderly people, consulting on the needs of the generations in and beyond the pensioning age. The foundation is involved in gathering research on user requirements, stakeholder-dialogues and the testing / piloting of products, facilities and services with the goal to support the generation-friendly shaping of products, services and infrastructures.

Low cost synthesis of O-17 and O-18 isotope labeled compounds for tracing in pharmacy, chemistry, agrochemistry or biology.

17.12.2019Published 161 days ago
Background: The oxygen isotopes O-17 and O-18 are extremely useful for tracing molecular processes in chemistry, agrochemistry, biology and pharmacy. The isotopes O-17 or O-18 are used to replace the common O-16 in a compound of interest. The O-17 and O-18 labelled compound can be traced by mass spectroscopy because O-17 and O-18 are both heavier than O-16. The O-17 compound can also be traced by NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy as O-17 has a nuclear spin. Using oxygen isotopes, a pharmacist can label a drug and monitor its activity in a cell.

A Swiss company developing high performance cosmetic skin repair is looking for distributors

05.11.2019Published 203 days ago
Established in 2014 in Switzerland, the company is active in the healthcare sector and mainly focused on dermatology and personal care. Its core business is to provide consumers with a safe option to skin repair. The products can cater all types of person, from pregnant women, children to people with sensitive skin. The company focus is on key ingredients in order to respond efficiently to all types of skin problems. They focus on a no compromise philosophy meaning that they only partner with the most advanced skin repair actors on the market.

Development know-how, simulation and testing capabilities for research in the field of transmission gears in metal and plastic

17.09.2019Published 252 days ago
Plastic gears offer economic advantages, i.e design flexibility, reduced noise, ability to operate without lubrication and corrosion-resistance. Etc. In some cases they can be a better choice than metal gears. The research group on gear technology of a Swiss university of applied sciences carries out research, product and process development in the area of transmission systems and gearwheels made from steel and plastic in order to test the limitations of plastic gears relative to metal gears and improve quality, process productivity, and sustainability.

Test innovative technologies for senior citizens in a Swiss network of private homes and care institutions

13.08.2019Published 287 days ago
As a result of demographic change, the number of people aged 65 and over is rising, with more and more individuals requiring technical support in everyday life. Technological solutions offer the potential to help elderly people and their relatives or carers. The Swiss centre of competence has set up living labs across Switzerland to support the development of user-friendly technologies for the elderly.