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Aargau technology transfer center opens

The national technology transfer center ANAXAM has opened in Villigen. The aim of the center is to improve access to the expert knowledge and facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute in the field of neutrons and X-ray analytics. 

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The national technology transfer center ANAXAM has opened in Villigen. Image Credit: Canton of Aargau

The national technology transfer center ANAXAM (Analytics with Neutrons and X-Rays for Advanced Manufacturing) started operations on December 1, announced a statement. The center is designed to improve access for companies to the expert knowledge and facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in the field of neutrons and X-ray analytics. It offers different analytical methods for the development and optimization of new products and processes – such as in the fields of 3D printing, energy storage materials or composites. 

ANAXAM is one of 12 technology centers receiving financial support from the government for development in the coming years. The aim of the investment is to help technology arising from top Swiss research find its way into industry. To develop and operate the Aargau technology transfer center, ANAXAM, the PSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and the canton of Aargau have now formed a board of trustees with industrial partners. 

“The new national technology transfer center ANAXAM is making an important contribution to positioning Aargau as a technological and industrial canton,” commented Urs Hofmann, Head of the Department for the Economy and Home Affairs (DVI). He added that it strengthens the Villigen innovation cluster formed by the PSI and PARK INNOVAARE. The high-tech campus PARK INNOVAARE is currently under construction. ANAXAM will eventually be located in PARK INNOVAARE. 

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