The research institutes of the HEIA-FR work and develop through strong relationships forged with industry partners. Research institutes provide invaluable support to companies in their effort to innovate and create new products and services.

Ways of working together

Service contract

Companies can commission the Institute to undertake research and development work tailored exclusively to the needs of the contracting party. The subsequent contract sets out the details of the R&D services to be provided by the Institute in return for payment.

Research contract

The Institute is commissioned by a third party to provide research and development services which are tailored to the needs of both the contracting party and the Institute. The subsequent contract sets out the details of the R&D services to be provided by the Institute in return for payment.

Research collaboration

The professors and scientific staff members of the institute conduct research projects with one or several partners. The partners contribute to the research effort either by providing material support or their time and effort. Collaboration is governed by a contract which specifies collaboration conditions and questions related to intellectual property.

Bachelor’s/Master’s thesis

The Institute is commissioned by a third party to provide research services in the form of a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. As a general rule, the Institute is not paid for this service. The project description, which serves as a contractual agreement, sets out the details of the research services to be provided. 

Advantages of a strong network

Companies entering into a research partnership with an institute of the HEIA-FR also benefit from the institute’s extensive regional, national and international network to boost their innovation performance. 

Contact

recherche-heia@hefr.ch

+41 26 429 68 37

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