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Academic partnerships

An open collaboration lives on influences from all sorts of areas. So we keep up academic partnerships as well as corporate cooperations. The close relationship with the University of St Gallen (HSG) ensures we have access to the latest scientific findings. We work on exciting issues with motivated students.

For the second time, we are working with students from the HSG and the University of Porto on a challenge. This allows them to apply the design thinking method to a real, practical example. During their 10-month course they also regularly visit the innovation garage. Direct, on-the-spot interactions provide additional stimuli. That means we too benefit from the mindset and diversity the students contribute.


HSG is one of Europe’s most famous business universities and a leader in design thinking. Our focus in the cooperation is on continuity so we attain a long-term infusion of input from the academic sector.