CSEM, Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private non-profit applied research and development center specializing in micro- and nanotechnology, systems engineering, photovoltaics, microelectronics, and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made, innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and the technological expertise derived from applied research. The CSEM PV-center is an industry driven, application-oriented program within CSEM created to bring new high-tech solutions for solar components and systems to technological maturity and serve the global renewable energy industry. The PV-center is able to provide a full range of services to partners, ranging from technology development to product prototyping ncluding the realization of full-size demonstration systems. The infrastructure of the PV-center includes specialty systems for coating, patterning, printing, and fabrication processes, as well as pilot manufacturing lines - from glass cleaning and wafer etching up to the assembly of fully functional PV modules and systems
CSEM and EPFL PVLAB act as one infrastructure for this project. CSEM will be active in WP7 and 8.