Segment   Research Development Production
Earth Observation
Life and Physical Sciences
Satellite-based Applications
Instruments and Payloads
Spacecraft and on-board Equipment
Ground Segment
Materials and Processes
Electronic Components
Basic Research for Space Technology
Small Satellite Activities

CSEM is a private, non-profit research and technology organization and a Swiss innovation accelerator-a catalyst for the transfer of technologies and know-how from fundamental research to industry.

CSEM delivers unique advanced technologies to the industrial sector, thereby reinforcing the sector's competitive advantage. Supported by federal and cantonal authorities CSEM bridges the gap between academic findings and industrial requirements.

CSEM's research strategy is built around five strategic programmes: microsystems technology, systems engineering, ultra-low power integrated systems, surface engineering and photovoltaics and energy management.

CSEM at a glance
  • Headquartered in Neuchâtel, with 4 regional centres in Zurich, Muttenz, Alpnach, and Landquart.
  • Total Income: 83 MCHF
  • Income in Space: 5.4 MCHF
  • 450 employees
  • 47 nationalities
  • Over 15 years, 42 new ventures (start-ups & spin-offs)
  • 186 overall patent families (Status 2015)
Space Activities
  • High precision mechanisms and scientific instrumentation
  • Atomic clocks
  • Flash imaging LiDAR
  • Robotics, control engineering, firmware
  • Micro-sensors, MEMS and MOEMS (from design to small volume production and reliability)
  • Biomedical engineering (integrated sensors, telemedicine)
  • Life support and habitation systems at the ISS
  • Telecommunication (intra-satellite wireless communication, antenna miniaturisation, etc. )