The Hightech Zentrum Aargau supports companies in the canton Aargau in their technology and innovation activities. Experienced technology and innovation experts are active in the Hightech Zentrum Aargau to address customer needs. All experts have years of industry experience in leading positions and are trained engineers. This enables them to support SME competently and they are a reliable partner. They assist and accompany companies during their innovation projects; identify and arrange contacts with leading specialists, open doors to universities and R&D institutions and know how to find and apply for public funding. One of two specific focus areas lies in nanotechnologies.
The Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG (HTZ) was founded in 2012 and is active since 2013. The shareholder of the HTZ is the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. The key activities comprise innovation management, nanotechnologies and energy technologies:
- General innovation consulting and support is available free of charge to all companies registered in the canton of Aargau. The focus is on SME however. The HTZ normally connects companies with the best matching research partner in universities and universities of applied sciences or their associated institutions. The HTZ finances also feasibility studies and supports companies with applications for public project financing.
- Nanotechnologies are the second pillar. The HTZ manages many different activities, organizes events and offers platforms to connect people, companies and research institutes. An additional cornerstone is the related homepage nano.swiss.
- Energy technologies are the third pillar. The canton of Aargau is a major hub in electricity production and distribution in Switzerland and across Europe. The HTZ is involved in keeping this position in future alive, when renewable energy sources, smart grids and intelligent supply systems will replace most of the thermal based energy production plants. Modern traffic systems, such as electric cars, are another field of activity.
The team of experts of the HTZ are motivated engineers with a long-proven track record in the industry in project leading and management positions.