CSEM is currently working on hundreds of technology projects to benefit industrial partners. Approximately 10% of these projects are based on start-up ideas, formed in collaboration with universities and with the Swiss federal institutes of technology. To help foster the creation of start-ups within our ecosystem, we have launched a new initiative called ACCELERATE, which encourages and supports emerging, innovative companies by providing them with access to our knowledge and infrastructure.
That’s how we help mature their ideas so that these companies are ready to begin their start-up journey to success. We work with entrepreneurs to establish start-ups as a means of reinforcing our mission, driving technology transfer, and supporting job creation in Switzerland. We have created more than 50 start-up companies and spin-offs over the past 40 years, with several successful buyouts from renowned companies such as Analog Devices, Cognex, Semtech, Anton Paar, Safran, Veolia Water Technologies, and AMS.