Technology Transfer Centers
The AM-TTC Alliance and its centers are currently in preparation and not yet operational. First centers will start their activities in the second half of 2019. At this stage, consortia of partners from industry and science who want to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center (AM-TTC) have submitted their proposals to become a part of the AM-TTC Alliance and to receive funding. You will find more information about the application process here.
In its board meeting end of September 2019, decided to grant in a first step funding of two centers in the pilot phase 2019/2020: the ANAXAM center and the Swiss m4m Center. Furthermore, the board will recommend 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). You will find more detailed information about the evaluation and selection process on this page.
The AM-TTC Alliance is currently exploring the possibilities together with its funding partners to issue a second call for proposals in 2020, in order to give further consortia the chance to establish a technology transfer center in advanced manufacturing.
Initially planned centers
The first step in the application process was the submission of a sketch and letter of intent (Sketch & LOI). Twelve consortia submitted a Sketch & LOI until end of 2018. The second step was to submit a full proposal with detailed information about the planned technology transfer center. In the list below you will find key information about the nine consortia that plan to establish a center und that have submitted the full proposal documents until beginning of April 2019. It mentions the name of the center, the focus area and the main contact person. You can also download the list as PDF file.