NTN Innovative Surfaces™

Surfaces and interfaces are among the strongest growing areas of research in science, engineering and biology. These provide an excellent foundation for the development of superior products and technologies.

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The National Thematic knowledge and technology transfer Network (NTN) Innovative Surfaces is the leading network in Switzerland for targeted and performance-oriented Knowledge & Technology Transfer (KTT) between public research institutions and companies seeking innovative surface technologies and collaborations to stimulate competitiveness and value creation. learn more

Brochure (German) (French).

Reasons to participate

Participants profit from first-hand opportunities to identify and exchange knowledge, to share new project ideas and to partner among industry and academia.

Innovation Platforms (IPLs)

Our IPLs offer a multi-disciplinary exchange for the exploration of cutting edge technology across various industry sectors through workshops and interactive group processes. At present, the following IPLs are up and running:

  • Innovation Platform “2D Surfaces Manufacturing IPL 2DSM learn more
  • Innovation Platform “Soft Surfaces IPL SoftS” learn more
  • Innovation Platform “Smart Systems IPL SmS” learn more
  • Innovation Platform “Praxiszirkel Hard Coatings IPL PZHC” learn more 


NTN Innovative Surfaces is organizer of the
Biointerfaces International  2020 Conference
University of Zurich, 25 - 27 August, 2020
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