Empa conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research, generating interdisciplinary solutions to help overcome major challenges faced by industry, and creates the necessary scientific basis to ensure that our society develops in a sustainable manner.
Together with partners from industry, Empa turns research results into marketable innovations. In doing so the institution makes a significant contribution to enhancing the international competitiveness of the Swiss economy.
As an institution of the ETH Domain, Empa is committed to excellence in all its activities.
Empa employs about 950 staff in Dübendorf, St.Gallen and Thun
Empa organizes its research efforts into five Research Focus Areas, which encourage networked thinking and inter- and transdisciplinary cooperative work.