Offers for companies

We offer companies a broad spectrum of activities, courses, seminars and further training as well as various services.

Industry Fellowship Master’s Programme: highly motivated students – your capital for tomorrow.
 

Companies and institutions have the opportunity to hire highly motivated students for their projects through BFH-TI and train them at their own expense. The students complete their master’s degree and work for two years part-time as research assistants at BFH-TI, spending on average 70% of the time on projects for the industry partners. The Industry Fellowship Master is also ideally suited as a continuing education programme for the industry partner’s employees. The supplementary events (seminars, courses) are offered separately and can be used by the industry partner as part of an internal training programme.

Benefits to the industry partner

  • Opportunity to build a close relationship with students and to interest them in their company early on
  • Growth of a close collaboration with BFH-TI research groups
  • Optimum integration of research activities into ongoing projects and access to the latest research results
  • Ongoing monitoring and fine-tuning of the practical relevance of the research activities with the industry partner
  • Study agreements ensure clear regulation of aspects such as confidentiality, services to be provided and ownership of research results
  • Option of follow-on contracts (research collaboration, Innosuisse projects)

Kontakte

Our Career Service operates at the intersection between the University of Applied Sciences and the job market. It offers companies, institutions and associations the opportunity to make contact with young talents at an early stage and seeks to ease the transition for students into professional life.

Companies, institutions and associations can get in touch with students on Career Day and present themselves with a stand and/or a talk.

You also have the option of using our ‘bulletin board’ to post career-related announcements and events for students, or of publishing your job vacancies on the B2S platform.

Overview of the recruitment options for companies at BFH-TI.

Final-year theses

The ‘Book’ series, which we publish each autumn, contains the final-year theses of the year’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes.

Kontakt

Bachelor’s theses

In the course of the bachelor’s degree programme, students are required to work on current topical problem statements for their semester papers and final-year theses (bachelor’s theses). Our students are very interested in collaborating on projects with companies.

If your company has any suitable project topics to offer, please contact us.

   

We publish a one-page summary of each successfully completed bachelor’s thesis in our ‘Book’, a company-sponsored publication.

Courses

We offer continuing education courses of one day to several days’ duration. They can be attended individually or used to supplement the CAS modular programme with updates, specialisations or introductions to very specific topics in technology, IT, management and digital health.

Events

BFH offers various low-threshold formats and events at the Department of Engineering and Information Technology – ideal for you to make contact with us in an informal setting.

researchXchange

... is a seminar series looking at research by Bern University of Applied Sciences Department of Engineering and Information Technology. Selected internal and external speakers present their topics in an informal setting that allows room for discussion.
ResearchXchange seminars take place every Friday at noon during the semester, with the venue alternating between Biel and Burgdorf. They run from 12:00–12:45pm and are open to guests from inside and outside the faculty. For everyone who registers beforehand, we will arrange a drink and a sandwich.

 

Inno Talk

The Inno Talk is an event format where entrepreneurs and specialists report on how successful products, processes or procedures are developed in Swiss companies, using concrete examples to illustrate their talks.
The evening events take place roughly six times a year at the premises on Wankdorffeldstrasse in Bern. The presentations last about 45–60 minutes, after which you are welcome to stay for drinks and nibbles.

A solid portfolio of know-how and skills is a decisive factor with respect to the career options open to you.
 

Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary range of modules enables you to broaden and supplement your skills in all kinds of fields. These part-time, modular degree programmes lead to various qualifications (MAS, EMBA, DAS, CAS) and are very flexible in terms of time requirements.

Every year, our basic and continuing education courses work on numerous current living cases in and from companies. Top executives from the business world, lecturers, experienced specialists and managers, not to mention researchers, develop solutions for challenging and tricky questions in projects of an operational or strategic nature, as well as research and innovation projects.

With our services and consultancy, we are happy to offer companies access to this rich pool of knowledge and experience. BFH has developed methods and tools for innovation management and international positioning that are helping companies to be competitive in the market.

Bern University of Applied Sciences makes the Internet of Things accessible for companies and private individuals in the region. Collaboration between industry and BFH paves the way for the development of marketable applications.

Perspectives

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables mobile devices and sensors to communicate wirelessly with each other and with any other applications via the Web. In contrast to the classical internet (websites, e-mail), IoT goes beyond the system boundaries of IT by including communication with things from the ‘real world’. This means that IoT-based applications can discreetly assist people by relieving them of everyday tasks.

Potential

IoT technology opens up a whole host of new applications. Sensors are able to monitor any appliances, technical systems or environmental conditions permanently and cost-effectively, and make the measurement data available anywhere in the world at any time. Software programs process the data in fractions of a second and trigger the appropriate reaction. This creates new opportunities for simplifying processes, using resources more efficiently and developing new business models.

Prospects

The Internet of Things makes the real and the virtual world grow ever closer together. Within the next few years, this technology will almost certainly be playing an important role in monitoring and controlling a wide variety of technical equipment and processes. As automation increases, IoT applications will help to simplify and accelerate processes and reduce costs – even in areas far removed from IT. This will make them indispensable for researchers, for successful companies and for an efficient public administration.

Technology

In the past, the development of IoT devices and applications has largely taken place in laboratories and test environments with very limited public access. Now BFH is facilitating access to this field for researchers, companies and private individuals, to whom it is making its IoT infrastructure freely available for shared use.

LoRa technology

BFH’s own antennas at its sites in Biel, Burgdorf, Vauffelin and Zollikofen form the basic framework of the IoT infrastructure. They provide comprehensive radio network coverage in these regions based on LoRa technology. LoRa stands for ‘Long Range’ and enables a range of up to 10 kilometres, despite low, energy-saving transmission power. These parameters create the necessary conditions for mobile devices and sensors to perform their service reliably and maintenance-free over many years, using power from a battery or photovoltaic module alone.

Network

IoT-supported sensors and devices communicate via the antennas described above (also called gateways or concentrators) with the IT infrastructure of BFH in the regions of Biel, Burgdorf and Zollikofen. BFH also provides the interface to the internet. The resulting network facilitates the worldwide exchange of data between sensors, devices and applications.

Participation welcome

With its infrastructure, BFH has the necessary framework in place for its own research activities in the areas of the Internet of Things, Big Data and IT security, as well as for testing devices and sensors over a larger area and therefore under real conditions. However, BFH also makes this infrastructure and its know-how available to external users – from private inventors to start-ups and established companies, who can use, add to and activate the freely available test and research infrastructure. In addition, BFH offers the business sector its broad expertise in a variety of specialist areas for research and development projects. Such collaborations can comprise the entire value chain from the initial idea to the use case, the development and data preparation, and finally the marketable product. In this way, BFH supports the industry and the service sector as they enter the age of the Internet of Things.

Our services

BFH has transmit and receive antennas for end devices in the regions of Biel, Burgdorf and Zollikofen. BFH’s own gateways provide the interface to the internet, thus guaranteeing the worldwide availability of the data. This test infrastructure is also available for companies, researchers and private individuals to use freely. Are you interested in the possibilities of the Internet of Things and the freely accessible infrastructure of Bern University of Applied Sciences? How about taking part in a workshop that will give you the support you need for a successful entry into the world of IoT? Get in touch with us!

The Statistical Advisory Service at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) consists of professors of mathematics, statistics and economics. Its mission is to support BFH students and staff, as well as external individuals and companies, in dealing with statistical evaluations.

Our services in research and development

In addition, we offer services for companies in the area of research and development.