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Commissioning student projects

Student projects enable companies and organisations to deal with complex problems without major financial outlay. Our students solve your problems creatively and competently.

Your advantages

  • As a client, you receive solutions based on the latest knowledge and often displaying surprising creativity, at low cost and low risk.
  • You meet potential employees early on. Students are frequently hired by customers after completing their degrees.
  • You establish direct contact with specialists at the FHNW School of Engineering and its wide network of experts.
  • As a rule, the rights to the results of student projects lie with you as the client.

General conditions of student projects

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Useful content and successful staff recruitment

"Project work has delivered important results that have been implemented directly in practice. In addition to useful content, this work is also ideal for successful staff recruitment. Both sides meet within a limited framework, which creates a high level of clarity regarding offers and expectations in the event of subsequent hiring. Last but not least, cooperation with the FHNW always leads to a new, fresh way of thinking, which helps you to open up your own perspective."

Lorenz Rüedi, Post CH AG, PostLogistics

Examples of student projects

Every year, more than 150 clients from industry and commerce realize various projects with our students. Here's a selection:

An oven for Vietnam

FHNW student Niclas Gündel developed a hob and heating element for the Vietnamese H'mong mountain people.

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Optimising logistics in RailCity Zurich

Students at FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland analysed the implications of an increase in capacity for the logistics of the ...

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Mobile lifting platform for wheelchair users

Over a number of semesters, students developed a collapsible lifting platform for wheelchair users.

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Wearable devices for aircraft mechanics

Für die Unterstützung von Flugzeugmechanikern haben Studierende Anwendungen auf verschiedenen Wearables entwickelt.

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Prof. Thomas Helbling
Prof. Thomas Helbling

Head of Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Lecturer

Telephone +41 62 957 22 95 (direct)