Manufacturing is currently undergoing a revolution. Thanks to a new level of linkage between computers, data, and things we are seeing radical changes and innovations in how things are made. These developments are critical to the Swiss industry.
The program of the Strategic Focus Area (SFA) Advanced Manufacturing aims to enable Switzerland’s scientific and technical community to contribute at the most advanced level to these developments. It is to drive the institutions of the ETH Domain to team up, collaborate in exploratory research projects, and build the knowledge and infrastructure to position Switzerland as a leader in this domain.
4 New Projects selected
End of 2017, the Steering Committee selected four out of the seven full proposals that made it to the final round of the second call. With these additional four research projects, the SFA Advanced Manufacturing covers all five focus areas of the expanded scope of this reserach funding program. The research activities of these projects will start in spring 2018.
7 Research Projects Selected
The Steering Committee (SC) selected seven research projects that will be funded by the initial program of the SFA Advanced Manufacturing. The SC congratulates the seven project consortia and looks forward to the first groundbreaking results of these projects.
CHF 10 Million Expansion Program
In its March meeting, the ETH Board accepted a proposal of the participating ETH institutions and the Steering Committee to expand the SFA Advanced Manufacturing and approved further funds of CHF 10 Million for capacity buildup and technology platforms as well as for further research projects in two new and complementary Technical Focus Areas.
Launch Event - 13 Nov 2017
On November 13th, 130 executive from politics, science and industry participated in the official launch event of the SFA Adanced Manufacturing.
The Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann opened the event. The program included several key note speeches and a panel discussion. More information ...
Workshop IE&CB (Expansion Program)
The workshop "Information Exchange and Consortia Building (IE&CD) of the Expansion Program took place on 6 July 2017 at EPFL in Neuchâtel. At this Event, interested Principal Investigators of the four participating ETH institutions had the opportunity to present their project ideas and find partners for their project consortia. More information ...
Workshop IE&CB (Initial Program)
On 17 Oct 2016, about 45 professors and scientists from the ETH domain met at Empa in Dübendorf at the workshop Information Exchange and Consortia Building (IE&CB) of the Initial Program of the SFA-AM to present and discuss project ideas and build project consortia. More Information ...
Key Figures of the Research Funding Program