Range of services

Research at BFH is defined by high-level methodological competence, specialised expertise and access to key technologies. We have extensive experience with practical approaches to development and problem-solving, and often draw upon our broad national and international network.

Research and Development

Research collaborations

Our partnerships are project-based or cultivated over the long term. In research collaborations, we work with you to discover solutions. We are also open to collaborations on individual work packages, such as planning research projects, searching for partners or funding (national and international organisations) or supporting project and quality management.

Contract research

When carrying out contract research, BFH will develop customised solutions on your behalf.

Consulting services

As your partner in this contractual relationship, we will take on a range of tasks for you. Our lecturers and research associates continuously contribute new theoretical and practical ideas to this process. 

Our services include:

  • Measurements, appraisals and analyses
  • Examinations and expert assessments
  • Organising events to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer
  • Evaluations and audits
  • Planning, coaching and consultation


Contact point

We support our researchers and partners in accessing national or international sponsorship programmes, such as Innosuisse. The Euresearch Office provides consultation services regarding EU Framework Programmes to BFH researchers and companies based in the Canton of Bern.

We support researchers and partners in their knowledge and technology transfers. We also promote spin-offs and start-ups as well as qualified junior employees and provide third parties with patents and licenses.


We work with a range of cutting-edge technologies and specialised equipment. Our laboratories and mobile measuring devices allow us to perform a variety of accredited and non-accredited tests, according to national and international standards.

Student theses

Our innovative strengths and various partnerships allow us to offer students a research-based, hands-on education. Students can actively participate in research projects and acquire the skills to become the experts of tomorrow.