UPDATE : February 25, 2017 

» There has been a change of date for the iCAN World Finals. The new dates are November 24 – 26, 2017, in Beijing (link). 

» Please note that timeline for iCAN Swiss has not changed. 


Welcome to the official web site for the iCAN Swiss Qualifying Competition!

Here you’ll find all the information you need to enter and compete in this unique contest of innovative micro-nano creation !!

What is iCAN ?

iCAN is a global contest for young university students interested in micro-nano technology, by using micro-nano devices from sponsoring companies to create new applications. iCAN is the first large-scale high-tech innovation contest initiated by scientists from both academy and industry in micro/nano fields. iCAN’17 will be held from  November 24 – 26, 2017 in Beijing.

» International iCAN web site

» 2017 iCAN Switzerland Flyer


The winning team from the Swiss Qualifying Competition will receive the right to represent Switzerland at the international iCAN’17 finals – including transportation and hotel expenses.


» See previous Swiss iCAN winners


Who can enter ?

The competition is open to all university students in Switzerland. Students must form a team and develop a novel application project using existing micro/nano devices. The final project should be completely functional when shown to the Jury.


How do I enter ?

Please see this page for more details.



I have some more questions, who do I contact ?

Have a look at our contact page.  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.