In addition to its teaching mission, HEIA-FR oversees ten applied research institutes working in the three fields of information and communication technologies, industrial technologies and construction and environment. They monitor technological developments and develop innovative and high-performance products and processes. The Instituts position themselves as a support for companies in their search for innovative solutions. 

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Competence centers

The institutes collaborate in the development of five competence centers - Plastics Innovation Competence Center (PICC), ROSAS Center, Smart Living Lab, iPrint Center and Biofactory Competence Center (BCC) . The first three of them address social issues, including the bio-economy, the mobility of the future and the future of the built environment. The iPRINT Center and BCC develop state-of-the-art processes for manufacturing using inkjet printing and services for the biopharmaceutical industry. The fields concerned strongly integrate the challenges of digitisation.


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