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 more than 400 projects active at SUPSI's institutes and research centres involve a multitude of sectors of the economy and society, with the aim of offering innovative solutions that can improve both the competitiveness of companies and organisations and the quality of life of individuals.
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.
3. Innovative products and processes
Increasingly strong levels of global competition and the mounting interest in sustainable development are boosting innovation, which involves all the stakeholders in the manufacturing sector/world.
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.
6. Social systems and public health
The expertise of the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care, together with that of the other SUPSI Departments, provide the ideal framework in which to present the priority research axis: “Social Systems and Public Health”.
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.