The first two centers
In 2019, the board of the AM-TTC Alliance decided to fund - as a first step - two centers in 2019/2020: the ANAXAM center and the Swiss m4m Center. Furthermore, the board recommended the SERI to fund these two centers also in the period 2021 to 2024 as research institutions of national importance according to Art. 15 of the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (RIPA).
At the end of 2020, after the evaluation and recommendation by the Swiss Science Council (SSC), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) confirmed that these two centers will be financially supported under Art. 15 RIPA by the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research in the period of 2021-2024.
ANAXAM and the Swiss m4m Center started their activities in the second half of 2019. You will find a general description of these two centers and the links to their websites in the section below:
Two further centers
Together with the SERI and the ETH Board as the funding partners of the initiative, the AM-TTC Alliance issued a second call for proposals in 2021. At the end of 2022, after a comprehensive evaluation and selection process, the SERI and the AM-TTC Alliance decided to fund two further AM-TTCs: one in the field of cobotics and one in the field of photonics. You will find more information about the funding decision in this press release.