About Swiss Nanoscience Institute
The Swiss Nanoscience Institute, SNI, is a center of excellence for nanosciences and nanotechnology. It was founded in 2006 by the University of Basel and the Canton Aargau in order to support research, education, and technology transfer in nanosciences and in nanotechnology. The SNI emerged from the National Center of Competence in Research, NCCR, Nanoscale Science, which was founded in 2001. In the SNI network, interdisciplinary teams of scientists of different research institutions in Northwestern Switzerland conduct basic and applied research and actively support knowledge and technology transfer to the industry. Within the study of nanoscience and the PhD School, the SNI trains young scientists and prepares them for careers in industry and academia. The SNI provides services to partners from research and industry, is involved in public relations and specifically supports various initiatives, particularly those aiming at interested young people and their teachers in natural sciences.