We research and develop digital technologies for the construction and wood industry. Our main focus is on commercial and resource-conserving solutions. Companies, associations and public institutions benefit from comprehensive, tailored support all the way from the initial market study to the finished product.
We work on real-life challenges and search for science-based solutions. We offer the following opportunities for cooperation:
- Research projects on behalf of companies and institutions
- Technological and process developments tailored to the size of the company (from small businesses to industrial enterprises)
- Help with funding applications for national and international funding organisations (including Innosuisse, BAFU, SNF, Horizon 2020, M-ERA.NET)
As part of our consultancy contracts with business and society, we conduct product tests and provide consultations, neutral evaluations, strategies or experts’ reports.
Robots from multiple suppliers for handling, processing, assembly
- Industrial robots
- Collaborative robots
- Small robots
CNC processing machines from leading manufacturers for
- Manufacture of windows and furniture
- Timber construction
- Free-form machining
- Model and mould making
Reverse engineering and machine vision
- Scan technology for 3D acquisition
- Application of virtual and augmented reality in manufacturing processes
- 3D printers
- Collaboration with the Swiss Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (more than ten machines)
- Powder coating
- Analysis and testing of surfaces
Knowledge transfer + Technology transfer
Provided they aren’t confidential, we feed all of our latest findings directly into practice. We do this by holding events and talks, writing journal articles, giving tours, organising workshops or presenting our research outcomes at trade fairs.
Training + Continuing education
We have strong links with teaching and continuing education. We offer supervision to students for project work and theses. Master’s students often work on our research projects as assistants, which enhances their future employability.