Science award

Nicola Spaldin awarded Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin awarded Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin, docente di teoria dei materiali al Politecnico federale di Zurigo, è stata insignita del premio scientifico svizzero Marcel Benoist per le sue ricerche pionieristiche sulla multiferroicità. La docente ha gettato le fondamenta di una nuova tecnologia di memorizzazione dei dati ultraveloce ed energeticamente efficiente. Il premio, del valore di 250 000 franchi, le sarà consegnato il 7 novembre 2019 a Berna.

ETH-Board

Michael Hengartner appointed new president of the ETH Board

Michael Hengartner appointed new president of the ETH Board

On 4 September, the Federal Council elected Michael Hengartner as the new president of the ETH Board (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschulen) , at the request of the head of the EAER Guy Parmelin. Michael Hengartner, 53, succeeds Fritz Schiesser, who stepped down from the post at the end of April. Mr Hengartner has been rector of the University of Zurich since 2014. He will take up his new post on 1 February next year.

Innovation

Digital manufacturing technologies: Innosuisse approves 17 innovative projects

Digital manufacturing technologies: Innosuisse approves 17 innovative projects

The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme from Innosuisse aims to promote modern manufacturing technologies as a contribution to the transition of industry into the digital age. Of the 29 applications for 12-month projects submitted in the second call for projects, Innosuisse has approved 17. The total funding amounts to more than CHF 6 million.

Public research

New technology saves up to 20 percent fuel

New technology saves up to 20 percent fuel

Up to now, the gas exchange valves of four-stroke engines are controlled through camshaft drives. Empa has now developed an innovative, electrohydraulically actuated valve train that enables completely free adjustment of stroke and timing, while at the same time being robust and cost-effective. The new technology saves up to 20 percent fuel in typical passenger car low load operating conditions.

Press releases

All

Java script is required to display press releases. If you are unable or unwilling to activate Java script you may use the link below to access the Federal Administration News Portal, where you can read the announcements.

To the Federal Administration News Portal

Twitter EAER

The Federal Councillor

Welcome to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs,
Education and Research!

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin

https://www.wbf.admin.ch/content/wbf/en/home.html