Update : May 8, 2020
Please note that the Swiss NanoConvention 2020 has been postponed until June 2021. The Nanotech Start-up Challenge has also been postponed until 2021.
Companies that have already entered the 2020 competition will automatically be entered into the 2021 competition.
The submission deadline of May 15, 2020 is still valid. After this date, the submission window will close but in early 2021 we will again being to accept entries. This page will be updated at that time with more information.
Are you a recent START‐UP in Nanotechnology?
Join us at the SNC 2020 !
After 2018 we are holding for the second time a friendly competition between start-ups in Nanotechnology at the Swiss NanoConvention 2020
Admitted to the competition are start-ups founded between 2015-2019. You can present your start-up in front of the SNC audience in a specially session. The winner will receive the Nanotech Start-Up Prize of CHF 10‘000.- sponsored by the Swiss Nano- and Microtechnology Network (Swiss MNT).
How to participate:
Submit a short description of your start-up of max. one A4 page directly to Pierangelo.Groening@empa.ch containing information on your product, when and from where your idea was born, when the start-up was inaugurated, weblink, fact numbers (start date, current size, turn over etc.), what businesses you are targeting and how you see your short to midterm future.
31st of March, 2020 EXTENDED: 15 May 2020
Preselection: A committee of the Swiss MNT Network will select a maximum of 8 applications who will be invited to join the Nanotech Start-Up session at SNC 2020.
Showcase at the SNC 2020: The selected start-ups will get 10-15 Min. to present their cases to the audience. To select the winner, we will use an electronic voting system and every one attending can participate in the rating of the start-ups/presentations.