4-Labs is a service company created by 4 European research and development institutions, the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA, France), Fraunhofer Verbund Mikroelektronik (FhG, Germany), le Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM, Switzerland) and Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT, Finland) under the umbrella of a common Alliance Agreement called the Heterogeneous Technology Alliance (HTA). 4-Labs is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

The purpose of 4-Labs is to provide a single entry point for European businesses looking to increase marketshare or explore new market potential created by applying new technology to their core business. 4-Labs selects the most promising results of research and development in micro and nano technology as well as in systems engineering to offer exceptional value to industrial companies.