UBS Foundation supports Swiss Nano-Cube

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The UBS Foundation for Social Issues and Education is supporting the Internet-based technology platform Swiss Nano-Cube with 150,000 Swiss francs.

Swiss Nano-Cube was founded in 2009 by the Innovation Society St. Gallen and the Swiss Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology. The aim in creating this platform was to arouse interest in nanotechnology among professionals and teaching staff and to improve advanced training and vocational education programs. The project has since grown to become a platform of information for technical schools, high schools and vocational schools across Switzerland. 

In order to secure ongoing financing for the project, the UBS Foundation for Social Issues and Education has granted it 150,000 francs within the scope of the UBS training initiative to support it over a period of three years.

The check was presented at the beginning of July at the Innovation Society's headquarters in St. Gallen. During the symbolic handover of the check, Rainer Kirchhofer, Managing Director of the UBS Foundation for Social Issues and Education, said: "We are impressed with the way Swiss Nano-Cubes brings nano-technology closer to young people and introduces relevant education and training. It is in line with the UBS education initiative, whose goal it is to establish and link-up knowledge for the future and the business location Switzerland. This is the reason why we are happy to support such a great project."