Smart Manufacturing & Services

We combine practical relevance, scientific rigour and holistic thinking to tackle current and future challenges by supporting industrial companies in their digital and sustainable transition.

Our high standards ensure clear, consistent results for all stakeholders. With teamwork and commitment, we are constantly setting new benchmarks in our field. 

Rooted in Switzerland, we are proud of our development and influence, both locally and globally, together with strong partners.


We invite you to join us in shaping the future of the manufacturing industry.

Research Projects

Research Projects

As a scientific institute, research projects are one of our core competences. In such funded projects, we seek answers to the most important questions that industrial companies currently are confronted with. For example, in the Innosuisse flagship project ‘Towards a NetZero Plastics Industry’, we are investigating disruptive solutions to enable the decarbonisation of the plastics industry. Another core research focus of our group is the interplay of digitalisation, new technologies, and service business models, which is strongly influenced by Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI). In this context, we are collaborating with 6 industry and 2 research partners in an Innosuisse Project to bridge the gap ‘From Human Expertise to Autonomous Maintenance Services’. 

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Individual Projects

Individual Projects

In our individual projects, we combine the latest research findings with tried-and-tested methods and tools to identify a customized solution for our industrial partners.
Our partners value our diverse background, high level of motivation and  expertise of our research associates.

Your challenges are in good hands with us - we work together with you to develop concrete potential for improvement.

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Benchmarking Study

Benchmarking Study

Within a benchmarking project, a diverse project consortium (no larger than 4-6 companies) is given the opportunity to systematically explore urgent topics. Manufacturing companies benefit significantly from the exchange with other companies. Typically, the partners are from different industries and not competitors, so they are open to sharing insights and experiences

We analyse successful practices from the industry and create a comprehensive study that summarises the findings of the project. 

We look forward to working with you to explore emerging topics and take your business to the next level!

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Current Projects

Team

Lukas Budde

Dr.

Project Leader

ITEM-HSG
Büro 0-201
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Daniel Wörner

Research Associate

ITEM-HSG
Büro 24-0-204
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

Jean Paul Potthoff

Research Associate

ITEM-HSG
Büro 24-0-202
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Moritz Häussler

Research Associate

24-0-203
ITEM-HSG
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St Gallen

Ronja Trappmann

Research Associate

ITEM-HSG
Büro 24-0-202
Dufourstrasse 40a
9000 St. Gallen

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