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We would be pleased to carry out research and development for you, and also advise and support you with your questions.

Our main objective in our research is a sustainable improvement in outcomes for our clients and the transfer of knowledge to our teaching and consulting. We develop scientifically-based, innovative solutions to current challenges in collaboration with private and public organisations. Our competence centres draw on the interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise of our extensive network of international partners in practice and academia. The insights gained from our latest research continually flow into our teaching practice in undergraduate and continuing education.   
Depending on the issues raised and the available budget, you can choose between different forms of research cooperation, from student projects and commissioned research to government-sponsored research projects along with other practice partners.

Core competencies

Digital Economy and Transformation & Social Business

to Digital Economy and Transformation & Social Business

Empirical business and social resarch

to Empirical business and social resarch

Financial Management

to Financial Management

Marketing and Communication

to Marketing and Communication

Nonprofit- and Public Management

to Nonprofit- and Public Management

Human Resource Management

to Human Resource Management

Business Development

to Business Development

Typical research activity

  • Study for company / organisation ("contract research")
  • Research project supported by the Federal Government or other funding organisation (CTI / SNF, Gebert Rüf, etc.)
  • International research project supported by the EU

Typical service activity

  • Secondary analyses of all types (including data analyses)
  • Steering of strategy, organisational or cultural development
  • In-house development
  • Key note and workshop
  • Coaching and monitoring of processes
  • Expertise and audit

Student projects

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News FHNW School of Business

Jul 14, 2020

«I gained the confidence to lead a project»

Credited as «informal team leader», FHNW student Tanpreet Kaur was the driving force behind her team being among the best projects of the 2020 X-Culture ...

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Jun 24, 2020

GEIGER aims at protecting small businesses against cyber threats

On June 1, 2020, a consortium of 18 organisations launched “GEIGER”, an innovation project that aims to develop a solution that allows small businesses and ...

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Jun 19, 2020

Tap into New Markets with Agile Internationalisation

Traditional internationalisation models often do not fit the specific needs of SMEs and start-ups. In addition, external shocks (e.g. the coronavirus crisis) ...

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All News FHNW School of Business

Events FHNW School of Business

Sep 02, 2020, Olten

Transformation Day

Transformieren ins Digitale Zeitalter – Warum? Wie? Wohin?

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Sep 07, 2020, Brugg-Windisch

Summer School Entrepreneurship

Auf dem Weg zum eigenen Unternehmen

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Sep 10, 2020, Brugg-Windisch

Entrepreneurship Event: Business Ideen

Entrepreneurship Training Innosuisse

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All Events FHNW School of Business

Contact research

Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz
Prof. Dr. Patrick Renz Head of Institutes FHNW School of Business
Telephone : +41 62 957 28 37 (direct)

Contact for services

Prof. Dr. Christian E. Weber
Prof. Dr. Christian E. Weber Head of Institute for Competitiveness and Communication
Telephone : +41 62 957 26 19 (direct)

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