In the Canton of St.Gallen and its surrounding regions you will find an abundance of research and development partners. Knowledge and technology transfer is an integral part of their portfolio of duties and services which is why they’re experienced experts on project-based cooperation.
The institutes and departments of the University of St.Gallen are specializing on core competencies and research topics in the fields of Economy, Law, and Social Sciences. They are predominantly organized as autonomous units with a flair for entrepreneurship which leads to a strong focus on practical application and applied science.
A Selection of Labs at the University of St.Gallen:
Research and development institutes in St.Gallen are predominantly application-oriented; polytechnics and universities of applied science concentrate on the following focus areas:
- Engineering, Information Technology
- Architecture, Construction/Building Sciences, Planning
- Business & Economics
- Social Work
36 individual institutes engage in forward-looking research in these focus areas, defining their future and offering application-oriented services.
- NTB Interstate University of Technology Buchs
- HSR University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
- FHS St.Gallen University of Applied Sciences
Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sciences and Technology) is developing new ideas and initiatives, and delivers answers and solutions in these five research focus areas:
- Nano-Structured Materials
- Sustainable Built Environment
- Health & Performance
- Natural Resources & Pollutants
Empa’s goal remains the same across the board: To find and develop materials and technologies for a sustainable future.
Research and medical innovations are key drivers for the Cantonal Hospital St.Gallen (in German). They are the prerequisites for the steady improvement of the quality medical services the hospital strives to provides.
Clinical research with the patient front and center is a main tenet of the hospital’s research activities. The hospital’s Clinical Trials Unit ensures the best possible framework for supporting clinical research efforts.
Research and Innovation Centre RhySearch is a public institution and its own legal entity.
RhySearch’s applied research and development focuses on the fields of Optical Coating, Precision Engineering, and Packaging Technology.
The International Bodensee-Hochschule IBH (in Geman) is the largest conglomerate of universities in Europe. Based in the “EURegion Lake Constance”, the association allows for collaborations in research, education and knowledge transfer between 30 European universities from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
A selection of prominent IBH research labs (in German):