NanoBioTech-Montreux is run by a nonprofit association. It mostly lives on volunteer help from the scientific committee and from local organizing committee. In order to maintain the registration fees at a reasonable level, the Conference welcomes support from various sponsors.

Partners and sponsors 2021

The conference is kindly supported by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. Innosuisse funds science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland.

Your entry point to a wealth of contacts, know-how and knowledge, for both personal and institutional support: BioAlps, the life science cluster of Western Switzerland. BioAlps offers you a dynamic network, an innovative and supportive environment, and immediate access to the world of life sciences. It comprises an active and fertile fabric of research institutions, academic institutions, start-up companies and large multinationals concentrated in a small, attractive geographic area with a great infrastructure.

With a population of 26,280, Montreux is the 3rd largest city in the Canton of Vaud. Nestling between the lake and the mountains, Montreux’s privileged geographical location has made it a choice tourist and convention resort and the home to many famous residents, festivals and cultural events. Blessed by a Mediterranean climate, the region features historic castles, vibrant towns, lovely countryside and charming hotels – making it the ideal destination for dream holidays as well as demanding business trips. Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, is the jewel of Montreux Riviera. The region’s history comes to life inside the walls of Chillon Castle, where the secrets of an eventful mediaeval past are revealed; visitors can also relive the more recent Belle Epoque era on board a CGN steamer or at one of the luxurious hotels in the area. Celebrities have always been captivated by this region’s beauty. Stars flock to the Montreux Jazz Festival, whereas Chaplin preferred the tranquillity of his manor house, now converted into a museum.

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne has three main missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL is widely regarded as one of the world leading universities. The QS World University Rankings ranks EPFL 14th in the world across all fields, while Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL as the worlds 12th best school for Engineering.