IWK provides innovative and professional contributions to application-oriented research and development in materials issues and plastics technology. It offers services and cultivates project-related cooperation with partners from industry and academia.


Services are mostly projects for which the companies need short-term support or would like to make use of the IWK's modern machinery and equipment. These can be consultations or material and damage analyses or, if required, we produce test specimens, e.g. in injection molding. The testing technology at the IWK is also very well equipped. Such short-term support is possible at any time.

Industrial projects research and development

We discuss your request with you, e.g. concerning new materials, new products, their optimization or technologies and their implementation. The modern machinery enables first experiments at IWK. IWK with its eight research fields offers you a broad spectrum of competences for a wide range of topics. Confidentiality of the project is of course possible.

Publicly funded R&D projects

If the discussion of your question/idea shows that it represents an important innovation for your company, but also includes a high risk potential, then public funding is also possible in addition to direct financing by your company. There are various possibilities here.

Innosuisse Innovation Checks
Only for SMEs, duration approx. 2-3 months, funding CHF 15,000, purpose: clarification in the sense of a feasibility analysis, application two pages.

Innosuisse projects
Larger development projects for all companies with a duration of usually 1-3 years; application about 20 pages, of course supported by IWK.

EU projects, e.g. Eureka
Cooperation on European level, if e.g. necessary competences for the project are abroad.

Confidentiality is guaranteed for all projects. Please contact us. We have more than 15 years of experience in project funding and are pleased to advise you.