mAm 2021 is organised by Micronarc, in collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Organising Committee


About Micronarc




Micronarc is the dedicated micro-nanotech cluster and communication platform created by the governments of the seven cantons that constitute Western Switzerland. Its primarily role is the development and promotion of the regional scientific, industrial and economic base in the sectors of micro and nanotechnology, as well as its educational structures, R&D facilities, technology transfer and inward investment.

To achieve its objectives, Micronarc manages and operates its internet portal, organises grouped booths at industry trade shows and scientific conferences; organises professional and public events locally; provides information and networking possibilities and acts as a facilitator in establishing business relations.

Micronarc is an initiative of the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Valais, Neuchâtel, Geneva, Jura and supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).



About the FSRM

FSRM – Crossroads of Microtechnology

The FSRM promotes micro technology and its applications with offers in continous education, project management and organization. The FSRM is the Executive Secretary for Micronarc.

About Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been a co-organiser of the mAm conference since the first edition.

The Helmholtz Research Programme “Science and Technology of Nanosystems” (STN) takes on the challenge of controlling and shaping materials from the atomic up to the macroscopic scale. Research is organised in three multidisciplinary topics: quantum phenomena and molecular building blocks, novel functional materials, and new optical & photonic systems.

Research within STN covers the whole research value chain from materi¬als sci¬ence over device physics and production technologies to systems integration. Last year’s developments range from process design kits for automated design and electronic transport simulations relying on empirical data of material and device properties to smart materials and devices such as shape memory microactuators.

Next year, STN will merge with parts of the Helmholtz Programme “BioInterfaces in Technology and Medicine” (BIFTM) which design biologically active functional materials for controlling living systems.