Research and innovation
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. Applied research
Source: SUPSI Annual Report 2022
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Research activities are carried out by a multitude of institutes, competence centres and specialised laboratories active in the various departments and affiliated schools, in close cooperation with local, federal and international institutions, companies and partners.Discover more
Our research narrated
The interdisciplinary approach to research at SUPSI
1. Built environment, natural resources and safety
The exploitation and conservation of the environment are key elements in the sustainable development of our society. Climate change, together with changed economic conditions, call for tough provisions regarding the conservation and administration of our natural and built heritage, entailing complex interactions.
2. Energy systems
The rise in energy costs, the progressive shift from monopoly conditions to a free market situation and environmental problems of a centralised production system based on the utilisation of non-renewable resources from abroad call for the development of scalable and more efficient energy systems.
4. New business models for sustainable development of the territory
In the early 90s, regional economic systems began to be modified by the market globalisation process. In addition to this, the surge in opportunities provided by recently industrialised countries has reconfigured the international division of labour by means of a process of production activity redistribution.
5. Digital Ecosystems
The creation of a global society has also been promoted by the development of new technological solutions for the exchange of information, goods, services and for individual mobility. The resulting changes are rather extensive.
7. The role of arts in life and well-being of citizens and their communities
The arts constitute a key component of our society and their role extends far beyond our aesthetic experience; they enhance people’s sense of citizenship and social cohesion and are instrumental in promoting economic development and innovation.
8. Educational / training systems
Research oriented to educational and learning systems promotes favourable interactions between different approaches towards the scientific thought. This applyes to confidence / acknowledgement in the mandate / worth / potential of education and training.
Third mission to the territory
Partners and networks
Transfer of knowledge
FTAL Conference: Circular Economy
The Association of Swiss Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Life Sciences (FTAL) welcomes you to the FTAL 2024 conference on Circular Economy. In recent years, the concept of a circular economy has been widespread, leading a growing number of governmental, societal, and business stakeholders to take major initiatives to find promising cyclical models alternative to the currently widely used linear ones. The adoption of circular economy is of paramount importance for reducing environmental impact, creating fair economic opportunities, and building valuable models capable of facing challenging global dynamics.