The iPrint Institute is well aligned with the academic strategy of the HEIA-FR. The Institute runs several HES-SO funded projects and also collaborates with several academic partners outside the HES-SO network. In the context of the AM-TTC (Advanced Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center), the iPrint Institute partners with EPFL, CSEM, UniNE and HE-Arc Ingénierie. Additionally, the iPrint Institute has running projects with UNIFR (dept. physics and AMI), SUPSI, BFH, HEI-VS, HEIG-VD and EMPA.
With these systematic collaborations, the iPrint Institute gets early access to a higher level of science, taking over new approaches and technology in TRL 2-3, initializing projects of applied research along TRL 4-7 involving industry for supporting a faster market impact of fundamental research.
The iPrint Institute collaborates primarily with Swiss companies, but there are already several collaborations with international companies in progress (France, Germany, Italy, Austria, UK, Israel, India and Japan).
Thanks to our 4 areas of research, iPrint projects are multiple and fill a wide field of application.