Research and Consulting Services at OST

With the focus of its research and development geared toward the effective knowledge transfer, OST plays a leading role among Swiss universities of applied sciences and contributes to solving relevant social and economic issues for its stakeholders.

We make our research available to the public and voluntary sectors, our clients, and partners in the following ways:

  • Publicly funded projects
    Supported by national and international funding opportunities (e.g. Innosuisse, SNSF, EU, foundations), we develop insights and innovative concepts to generate sustainable innovations together with our clients. Our research partnerships benefit from financial support in the form of research funding.
  • Contract research and development
    We develop tailored solutions for private clients (individuals, companies, public institutions) within clearly defined budgetary and scheduling parameters.
  • Services
    We utilize our know-how and infrastructure to provide external clients and partners with specific services. Prices and conditions are set at standard market rates.
  • Publications and events
    In order to make released research findings publicly accessible, we regularly publish in scientific journals or organize conferences, workshops, networking and other events.


Prof. Guido Piai
Head of Coordination Office Research and Innovation
+41 58 257 33 91