NRP Projects

NRP 2009-2015 Collaborative Projects

Swiss Plastics Cluster

Vers les processus industriels de la plasturgie 4.0 : Recherche de gains de productivité par le diagnostic des lignes de production plastique et par l’amélioration process

L’étude Process4Plastics (P4P) se subdivise en deux projets dont la finalité est l’amélioration de la productivité et la réduction des coûts de production du secteur de la plasturgie. L’avant-projet intitulé P4P-1 a été réalisé en 2015 avec la collaboration de 5 entreprises du Swiss Plastics Cluster et le soutien du PST-FR. Les résultats de P4P-1 sont l’iden-tification des nouvelles exigences clients et des enjeux de la plasturgie dans le contexte d’Industry 4.0, les concepts méthodologiques pour améliorer le procédé d’injection et la démarche de résolution retenue pour la poursuite de l’étude P4P. Le deuxième projet intitulé P4P-2 est le sujet de la présente demande. Son objectif de disposer d’une méthodo-logie d’ingénierie process P4P de la production de pièces plastiques injectées. Cette méthodologie repose sur l’ex-périence acquise des expérimentations réalisées en laboratoire et en entreprise et des procédures d’amélioration dé-veloppées. La méthodologie P4P est constituée de composants méthodologiques basés d’une part sur des mesures et leur qualification utilisant en autre des approches inspirées du Data Mining et, d’autre part, de nouvelles procédures qui pourront être transférée en partie ou dans leur ensemble sur les sites de production en préparation à la production intelligente selon les concepts d’industrie 4.0.

Partenaires

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut SESI, Johnson Electric Switzerland AG, Plastechnik AG, Schoeller Allibert Swiss Sàrl, DuPont International Operations Sàrl, GF Machining Solutions, Redel SA, Plaspaq SA

Life-cycle of polymer-based industrial items under environmental conditions

Aging of plastic items exposed to high temperature, aggressive chemicals or ultraviolet radiation stems from a combination of molecular oxidation (chemical decay) and micro-cracks (physical decay). By correlating chemical bonds breaking, observed by methods developed in the previous project PolyAge, with the propagation of cracks, measured by a novel ultrasonic method, this project shall allow estimating the global lifetime cycle of industrial polymers.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR ChemTech, Johnson Electric International AG, JESA SA, Wago Contact SA, et Geberit Fabrication SA

Project Poster

Application Study of Sensible Component Overmolding for integrative assembly

In the field of mechatronic products, the manufacturing process of plastic injection molding could be an attractive and economic way to realize integrative assemblies, because it allows to realize the assembly as well as the protection of different components within one single process. However, high pressure and temperature are inherent in the process which bears the risk of damaging sensitive components.

As of today, sensitive components are majorly assembled to the plastics case in additional operation steps (gluing, screwing, welding etc.) which are both time and cost intense. ASSCO aims at providing a code of conduct of good practices on the realization of integrative assembly of sensitive components in the injection molding process. Hence, the complexity of mechatronic assemblies will be considerately simplified.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR iRAP, Johnson Electric International AG, JESA SA, Phonak Communications SA, Contrinex SA, Adatis SA, E.M.S Electro Medical Systems SA, Plaspaq SA, Grand Perret (Group Faiveley), Nestlé STC et Dentsply Maillefer SA

Sponsor

DuPont

Poster de projet

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The forming process and its qualification in plastic processing depend strongly on the requirements of the end product and of the productivity. The domain of process engineering is at the heart of the plastics processing expertise. This must provide new technological and organizational answers to the following problem

• Upgrading of production equipment based on diagnostics
• Taking into account of the development of Industry 4.0 with smart plastics production sites
ensuring productivity gains while being more environmentally friendly.
 
Process4Plastics (P4P) study is subdivided in two projects that aim to improve the productivity and to decrease production costs for the plastics processing sector. The first project entitled P4P-1 funded by PST-FR represents a preliminary analysis phase with the purpose to identify new customer requests and challenges of plastic processing 4.0 which companies will face in the time-frame of 2015 to 2020. Based on the results of the first project and on the proposed approach for the follow-up study, a second project entitled P4P-2 can be carried out with the support of interested companies as project partners. These companies are looking for a dedicated methodology of P4P process engineering for the production of plastics parts applying diagnostics of production lines (downstream process) and product/process value analyses (upstream process).

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Contrinex AG, DuPont International Operations Sarl, GF Machining Solutions, Johnson Electric Switzerland AG, Kistler Instrumente AG, Plastechnik AG

 

Application study of direct overmolding of inserts through injection process aimed to reach a high level of sealing.

The over-molding of inserts is an already established hybrid technology. The application of an integrative technology, avoiding adding operations or using small tolerances, offers economic and ecological benefits. A major issue of this technology is the achievement of a tight bond between inserts and the overmolded part. The purpose of the Tight Overmolding project consists of establishing a compendium of good practices for inserts’ overmolding.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR iRap, Johnson Electric International AG, JESA SA, Mecaplast SA, Contrinex SA, Fischer Connectors SA, LEMO SA, Sonceboz SA, Du Pont de Nemours et Biesterfeld.

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Polymers lifetime prediction in industrial applications by physico-chemical characterization of the degradation process during simulated ageing.

This project aims at predicting the lifetime of polymers exposed to elevated temperatures, aggressive chemicals and ultraviolet radiations. This requires a thorough understanding of the chemical and structural degradation phenomena which occur during ageing. To reach this challenging goal, we will monitor the thermal, spectroscopic, topographic and mechanical properties of polymers used in industrial applications during simulated ageing procedures. The resulting predicted lifetime shall significantly reduce the time needed for selecting and qualifying materials for new products.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR Institut ChemTech, Wago Contact SA, JESA SA, Johnson Electric International AG, Geberit Fabrication SA

Project poster

Application study of highly conductible hybrid polymers for injection molding process

Heightened global competitiveness leads to an increasingly complex integration, miniaturization and modularity of electrical and electronic products. The possibility to integrate conductive tracks directly in plastic parts through innovative materials, makes it a viable alternative for the development of new products. The SigmaPlast project aims at evaluating the potential of hybrid polymers for the injection of conductive tracks.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Wago Contact SA, Phonak Communications SA, Meggitt SA, Fisher Connectors SA, Sonceboz SA, Dolder AG / RTP, Plaspaq SA, ASULAB, Swatch Group

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Characterization of wear in plastics gears

The wear resistance of plastic parts is and remains an issue that is frequently faced by member companies of the Swiss Plastics when choosing the right design as well as the best mix of material pairs. The materials are characterized independently of the matching of the finished products and are always tested against standard steel. The behavior of plastics material varies according to the type of material it gets in contact with. It can therefore be concluded that a major loophole remains with respect to the provided information on materials by manufacturers as regards the ideal combination of material pairs for product development.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Johnson Electric, KBS Spritztechnik, ASS AG, Minimotor, Sonceboz

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Low cost polymers for high temperatures and fatigue

The use of plastic parts at high temperature and with alternating loads, requires high performance polymers which are first and foremost PEEK. However, the cost of material poses a major limitation for its application. Therefore a sound knowledge of properties of alternative materials is vital to utilize them for specific applications. Small modifications of existent polymers (fillers, reinforcement, grafting, cross-linking) create stable and cheaper alternatives compared to PEEK. The project entails a detailed characterization of actual high performance thermoplastics and explores and tests proposed modifications.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Johnson Electric, Plaspaq, Jesa, Sonceboz, ETA

Wear resistance of plastic components

High performance plastics offer solutions that are well suited to mass production and perform increasingly demanding technical functions in terms of load capacity and durability. Wear resistance is a problem area that is frequently encountered by Network members when it comes to selecting the design of combined materials. The project's goal is to create an ample knowledge base on wear behavior of a large number of plastic-to-plastic and plastic-to-metal combinations. Besides, the study at hand is complemented by an additional study on post-process treated plastics by analyzing the influence of treatments on wear behavior. The experimental data obtained is decisive for the selection of appropriate material combinations and for the design of parts subjected to wear.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Johnson Electric, Minimotor, Tedec AG, KBS-Spritztechnik CH GmbH, Liebherr Machines Bulle SA

Application study on magnetically charged injectable polymers

Designers of devices using permanent magnets (hard magnetic materials) or sensors (soft magnetic materials) are limited by the configuration and characteristics of parts available on the market and find it difficult to source the combination of configuration to properties which is best suited for their purpose. The use of plastic injection material heavily loaded with magnetic particles could potentially make it possible to achieve tailor-made products, given the appropriate post-processing techniques. The purpose of the project is to explore different implementation processes and to create a mapping of magnetic properties and geometric limits.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Johnson Electric SA, Digi Sens AG, Minimotor SA, Geberit Fabrications SA, Jesa SA, Plaspaq SA

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Plastics injection: productivity benchmark

Companies involved in plastics injection molding often put in place measures designed to improve productivity and to reduce cost. However, it remains a challenge for companies to compare their performance with the performance of competitors, especially of those operating in a different economic environment (i.e. Asia). The objective of the project is to establish a valid productivity comparison for partner companies which, even if they are operating in different markets, face the same macroeconomic environment.

Partenaires

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut SeSi, Johnson Electric International AG, Wago Contact SA, KBS-Spritztechnik CH GmbH, Mecaplast SA, Jesa SA, Cebo Injection Sàrl, Fri Up, Platinn

BIOMATERIALS

This project combines the efforts of companies active in the field of biomaterials to select the best materials and to refine processing techniques. Consequently, the Swiss Plastics Cluster to shorten their learning time for the production of biodegradable polymers.

Partenaires

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Cafag SA, Plaspaq SA, Dentsply Maillefer SA, UNI-FR Département de chimie, ISPA Alençon

HOT RUNNERS FOR THERMOSENSITIVE MATERIALS

To prevent waste in the injection channels that are used to cast the pieces, hot runners are used to bring the plastic directly into the mold cavity. They allow a saving of plastic, increased productivity and reduced environmental impact. However, this technology has its limitations, since some materials degrade in the hot runner. The objective of this project is to identify the nature of the degradation problems and find solutions.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, SAIA-Burgess Murten AG, Wago Contact SA, Mecaplast SA, André Gueissaz SA, Hasco Suisse AG, Jesa SA

SELF-CLEANING MOULDS FOR EXTRUSION

This project aims to apply the knowledge acquired during the flagship project (Lotus 1) for a further field in polymer processing, namely extrusion processing. A further goal is to define the relative costs and longevity of certain non-stick coatings when applied to the entire mold. In the scope of this project, we are going to carry out (nano-) tribological analyses to ascertain if the effectiveness of a coating is related to a quantity that can be measured at laboratory level. This project will form the basis of a service platform that makes it possible to identify the appropriate non-stick coating for any polymer.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg EIA-FR Institut iRap, Geberit Fabrications SA, Saia Burgess Murten AG, Maillefer SA, Redel SA, KBS-Spritztechnik GmbH

SELF-CLEANING MOULDS

Some injection molding polymers leave deposits in mold cavities. These deposits can cause product defects and damage molds, leading to production stoppages and losses. The research project aims to identify a coating that can be applied to cavities in order to prevent deposits and reduce the frequency of mold maintenance. Ultimately, such self-cleaning molds will have a significant influence on injection molders’ productivity.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Institut Adolphe Merkle, Wago Contact SA, SAIA-Burgess Murten AG, Mecaplast SA

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CAPILLARY RHEOMETRY

From a technical perspective, the performance characteristics of a given polymer essentially depends upon its viscosity in function of temperature and shear rate. This relationship makes it possible to control the quality of materials used in injection and assure consistent quality. The injection simulation program calls for knowledge of several parameters of the material used. Even though the software has a well-equipped database, it can happen that the analyses concerning specific materials have to be approximated using related, but not identical data. With the acquisition of a capillary rheometre, the Plastics Cluster now has the necessary means of analysis to fill this gap and control basic materials efficiently.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iRAP, Wago Contact SA, Mecaplast SA

ALPlastics is a network of private/public actors involved in local development policies in 5 Alpine regions. ALPlastics will promote a public-private cooperation and create proper conditions for OPEN and STRATEGIC INNOVATION in the Alpine Plastics Clusters and strengthen the related economic sector. In the frame of ALPlastics, the project partners will work at an OPEN INNOVATION PLATFORM: they will analyse market megatrends and drivers; scout and benchmark R&D top competencies and then create an atlas of top technology providers and propose these technologies to Alpine space SMEs, with the aim to steer strategic innovation of SMEs and strengthen their competitiveness. The result can be an improved competitiveness on the market, and an ability to create new businesses, also outside the typical market frames.

 

Partenaires

Proplast (IT), Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbH, Kunststoff-Cluster (AT), Plastipolis (FR), Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH (DE), CARMA (FR), Swiss Plastics Cluster (CH), Regione Piemonte (IT)

Building innovation Cluster

Outil de contrôle des performances énergétiques effectives par rapport à la planification

Le projet de recherche appliquée PerEn vise à développer un outil qui permet la réduction du décalage constaté entre la performance énergétique calculée d'un bâtiment à l'état de projet et à la performance énergétique réelle mesurée pendant la phase d'exploitation. Il va se concrétiser dans: un nouveau mode organisationnel, des méthodes et outils simples et vulgarisés ainsi qu' un outil de suivi et d'évaluation de la continuité des objectifs tout au long du processus de production du bâti.

Partenaires

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut TRANSFORM, IMPLENIA, Projeco Environnement Sàrl, Lutz Architecte Sàrl, CSD Ingénieurs SA, Climate Services SA, E4Tech Software SA, Raiffeisen Sarine-Ouest

Modelling / optimisation of thermal storage (hot - cold) for SMEs

Heating and cooling storage is an essential element in building technology and also of current interest for many developments in the area of energy. The integration of heat storage capacity represents an environmental gain. It reduces CO2 emissions generated during power peaks. It reduces dependence on fossil fuels, a finite and increasingly expensive resource. It also makes it possible to decentralise power requirements and increase energy independence.
In addition to the technical feasibility of such solutions, their cost-effectiveness is a central criterion.

A rational design for thermal storage (hot - cold) is not currently available to businesses, especially SMEs (architects, engineering offices), largely because there is a lack of modelling tools adapted to their needs. So the main goal of this project is to develop a simplified tool for designing, modelling and optimising thermal storage for SMEs.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut ENERGY, ECO-Logements SA, Cosseco SA, Energie Concept SA, EKZ contracting SA, Energil Sàrl, Tecnoservice Engineering SA.

Combined heat pump and solar photovoltaic system to maximise the use of renewable energy for heating

This project aims to develop an intelligent control system that will make it possible to combine a standard heat pump, with its own control system, and a photovoltaic (PV) system in order to meet the thermal needs of a building. The objective is to produce heating and hot water using primarily the electrical energy produced by the PV system, thus minimising the resale of electricity to the electricity distributor. The primary energy (heat from the ground or air) used by the heat pump and the converted solar energy are both CO2-neutral and can make a valuable contribution to meeting the environmental and economic challenges linked to the Swiss government’s 2050 strategy.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut ENERGY, Groupe E Connect SA, Cosseco SA, Pronoó GmbH

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Assure air quality in new or renovated energy efficient buildings

This project aims to assure air quality measured in individual energy efficient homes, new or refurbished, where particular attention is paid to having an airtight envelope combined with adequate air renewal. Professionally applied solutions for the construction and operation of buildings of this type together with recommendations for use will be addressed to the occupants based on the results of studying their exposure to radon and volatile organic compounds. Project partner MINERGIE(R) is committed to adapting its guidelines to satisfy its customers and enhance its quality label.

Partners

1. Partners and industrial sponsors
Partners - Agence MINERGIE(R) romande, bovet jeker architectes sàrl, ECO-logements, KASPAR architectes EPFZ-SIA, Laboratoire Labtox, Losinger-Marazzi SA, Lutz architectes Sàrl, Suissetec, Suissetec Fribourg
Sponsors - Fédération fribourgeoise des entrepreneurs, Hälg & Cie SA, Maintenance Mugny et Marquet SA

2. Scientific partners
HES-SO//Fribourg EIA-FR Institut TRANSFORM, FRISAM, Office fédéral de la santé publique

3. External experts
EPFL ENAC IIC LESO-PB, SUPSI

 

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Predictive, self-learning heating control for rental properties and houses

EcoBITS covers a wide area of "clean tech" in which many of the region's business sectors are present. Its objective is to adapt the energy management system developed initially for large buildings to the needs of rental properties and houses. This predictive, self-learning system optimises energy consumption in buildings, ensuring the same, or better, user comfort.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR instituts iSIS et ENERGY, Infoteam SA, EnergieBüro Grossenbacher, Saia-Burgess Control SA, Wago Contact SA, Commande SA, Automation 3000 SA, Tecnoservice Engineering SA, bütikofer de oliveira vernay sàrl, Softcom Technologies SA

 

Project poster

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Predictive, self-learning energy management system for buildings

Smart Building covers a wide area of "clean tech" in which many of the region's business sectors are present. Its aim is to design the model and methods for developing a predictive, self-learning system that will optimise energy consumption in buildings, ensuring the same, or better, user comfort.
Businesses in the region will lead the way in building energy management and will be able to offer more attractive benefits.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR instituts iSIS et ENERGY, Infoteam SA, EnergieBüro Grossenbacher, Saia-Burgess Control SA, Wago Contact SA, Commande SA, Automation 3000 SA, Tecnoservice Engineering SA, bütikofer de oliveira vernay sàrl

 

ALPlas

Advanced analysis and design of steel-frame structures

This project aims to promote knowledge transfer to the steel construction sector, particularly in the area of industrial hangars. The aim is to facilitate the application of more cost-effective advanced calculation methods that can be used by engineers on a daily basis.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iTEC, R. Morand & Fils SA, Sottas SA, Zwahlen & Mayr SA, Centre suisse de la Construction Métallique

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Development of more cost-effective, environmentally-friendly facade elements using alternative concretes and integrated functions

The primary objective of this project is to enable business partners to use precast concrete structural elements (facade elements, floors) to increase their market competitiveness in Fribourg, in Switzerland, and even at an international level, by improving the environmental performance of their constructions as evaluated by environmental regulations (Minergie, Minergie-P and Minergie-Eco). The optimisation of manufacturing processes using traditional concrete has gone about as far as it can go, so the project aims to propose new approaches, either in terms of component materials or construction elements, that can be directly implemented by industrial partners.

Specifically, the work of the project is to:

• Provide construction stakeholders (architects, engineers, masonry businesses, building materials manufacturers) with a catalogue of alternative concretes with their formulas, physical characteristics and ecological and economic performance.
• Identify areas of potential application for these concretes and develop alternative proposals or recommendations.
• Identify and test connection solutions for use in precast concrete façades and determine their ecological and economic performance.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iTEC, ECO-logements SA, Sijeff SA, JPF SA, Simonet&Chappuis Architectes

 

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Heat exchangers for the renewable energy sector

RENHEX is building up a network of expertise that brings together specialists in the areas of materials, chemicals, energy and metallurgy from both academia and industry. This network focuses on the production of low maintenance, fully guaranteed heat exchangers designed for harsh environments (corrosive gas, water containing abrasive materials, residue build-up etc.). Standard, currently available exchangers do not meet these specifications. An actual example is dealt with to illustrate not only the need to recover waste heat from industrial smokestacks and from wastewater, but also the value of the established network.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut ENERGY, Energie Concept SA, Transthermic AG, Constructeurs Métalliques Associés SA, Pavatex SA

 

Innovative mixed wood-concrete structures: design and LCA

The potential of timber-concrete structures is yet to be fully exploited, largely because of shortcomings in the methodology used to design with these materials. And while the life cycle analysis (LCA) of such types of structure is, by default, considered to be very good, the details are not well documented.

This project explores the use of more sophisticated methods for designing mixed timber-concrete structures by applying existing theoretical approaches and, through experiment, verifying the best ways to combine the advantages of both building materials. The study investigates the impact of applying these methods, comparing the LCA of mixed wood-concrete structures with that of conventional construction methods.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iTEC, Vial Charpentes SA, Ducret-Orges SA, Element AG, JPF Construction SA, Quantis

 

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COCCUM, the envelope for the thermal and architectural renovation of buildings

The Coccum project offers a new technique for thermal remediation that is both adaptable and reproducible – and that also assures the airtightness of the building envelope and the construction’s architectural value. The prefabricated Coccum elements provide high performance insulation, making it possible to integrate technical elements and at the same time produce an ecologically sustainable end-result. The elements are highly cost-efficient because they can be applied rapidly on sites that are continuously occupied during installation.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut TRANSFORM, Lutz Architectes Sàrl, Pavatex SA, Gutknecht Holzbau AG, Dena Energies, Isofloc AG

 

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IT Valley

Data Analysis and Processing Laboratory - an open infrastructure and tools for big data and intelligent analysis of business processes1

DAPLAB aims at facilitating the access for enterprises and universities to emerging technologies in the area of big data and intelligent data analysis. Many business processes are nowadays generating significant volumes of data that contains valuable information. One of the main objectives of DAPLAB is to reduce the barriers to entry for Swiss companies to find value out of their data. More specific objectives are to answer the needs of educational and economic partners through the integration of analytics algorithms, benchmark data sets and educational materials. As a central point of its activities, DAPLAB will manage an infrastructure composed of cluster of servers dedicated to data storage and computation, to which universities and companies will have access.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg – HEIA-FR, Association Daplab, Université de Fribourg – eXascale infolab, Swisscom, Infoteam, Softcom, Immomig, Web4Nuts

Connecting building services

As part of the Smart Building Light-EcoBITs and PhotoPAC projects, an IT platform has been developed for energy optimisation in buildings. This platform is based on an electronic module that communicates with the building and intelligent algorithms hosted on a server or in the Cloud.

Discussions with those active in the areas of building security and personal assistance (for the elderly or patients at home, the disabled, old people's homes, etc.) have also highlighted the need – and the opportunity – for the realisation of a full-service platform for buildings.

Today, each service uses its own infrastructure: heating management and energy consumption monitoring, access to smart meters, lift alarms, personal assistance, etc. Multiple services lead to a proliferation of infrastructure. Access modules, installation procedures, access and management are all different. Having a multiservice infrastructure will facilitate deployment of new services and make existing services more cost-effective.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iSIS, Etrinex SA, Swissdotnet SA, Tecost SA, Pronoò Sàrl, Infoteam SA, Groupe E SA, MC Monitoring SA

A platform for collecting and processing CO2 balance data

In the near future, large companies and government entities will certainly require suppliers to provide a CO2 certificate validated by an official body. This approach is currently too expensive for most SMEs, as the collection and processing of data represents a very heavy workload.

The project objective is to design a computerised platform that will facilitate the necessary data entry for preparing CO2 balance reports in accordance with ISO 14064. The tool will analyse and compare statistics, delivering key indicators to guide the company’s improvement programmes and enhance its marketing. It will also provide exclusive information, best practices and allow for inter-company benchmarking.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iSIS, Climate Services Sàrl, Cleantech Fribourg, BCF, Softcom Technologies SA, Groupe E SA, Cisel IT

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Predictive, self-learning heating control for rental properties and houses

EcoBITS covers a wide area of "clean tech" in which many of the region's business sectors are present. Its objective is to adapt the energy management system developed initially for large buildings to the needs of rental properties and houses. This predictive, self-learning system optimises energy consumption in buildings, ensuring the same, or better, user comfort.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR instituts iSIS et ENERGY, Infoteam SA, EnergieBüro Grossenbacher, Saia-Burgess Control SA, Wago Contact SA, Commande SA, Automation 3000 SA, Tecnoservice Engineering SA, bütikofer de oliveira vernay sàrl, Softcom Technologies SA

 

Project poster

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Predictive, self-learning energy management system for buildings

Smart Building covers a wide area of "clean tech" in which many of the region's business sectors are present. Its aim is to design the model and methods for developing a predictive, self-learning system that will optimise energy consumption in buildings, ensuring the same, or better, user comfort.
Businesses in the region will lead the way in building energy management and will be able to offer more attractive benefits.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR instituts iSIS et ENERGY, Infoteam SA, EnergieBüro Grossenbacher, Saia-Burgess Control SA, Wago Contact SA, Commande SA, Automation 3000 SA, Tecnoservice Engineering SA, bütikofer de oliveira vernay sàrl

Competence centre for e-Government

The Cluster for e-Government competencies, eGovTeC, is a collaborative initiative between academic, cantonal, local and private sector partners who are active in the IT area. This initiative is sponsored by SECO. eGovTeC aims to position the canton of Fribourg as a leader in the implementation of e-Government solutions, in line with the vision of the Confederation, and in compliance with the eCH standards for administrative processes (http: //www.egovernment. ch / en / index.php). Fribourg has a privileged position in this context because of its geographical, cultural and particularly its linguistic situation.

E-Government is an integrated and continuous way of providing public services with the optimal application of information technology and communication. It calls for process optimisation, organisational changes and the development of new professional skills. The goal is to improve the quality of public services, to enhance the competitiveness of the Swiss economy and support the democratic process and public policies.

The competence centre aims to facilitate regional companies’ access to the e-Government market. Its role is to:
• Support the implementation of new technologies linked to e-Government;
• Establish an infrastructure for developing and testing products and services that are compatible with the SECO infrastructure at federal level;
• Coordinate the development and implementation of solutions, including training;
• Form a bridge between federal government and the Fribourg region;
• Ensure long-term follow-up to sustain knowledge, skills and infrastructure;
• Support the creation of a startup specialising in the area of e-Government, focusing on synergies with the activities of partner companies.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut HumanTech, SITel, Accessible Sàrl, BPM for You, Dreamlab Technologies AG, Hemmer SA, Softcom Technologies SA, TRAME Communication visuelle Sàrl, UNI-FR - Département d'informatique, HEG-FR, eikon-EMF, Be-Cause

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Competence centre for web security technology

This project is closely linked to the previous one . It aims to help regional businesses to acquire knowledge and skills so that they can become real specialists in Internet application security. This project will train high-level professionals throughout the canton and assure them of mandates since, in future, they will be able to provide their services to companies needing to reinforce their security.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iSIS, Dreamlab Technologies AG, Objectif Sécurité SA, Tebicom SA, Eb-Qual SA, Department of Informatics, Université de Fribourg, Accessible Sàrl, Liip Fribourg SA

National observatory of Internet security for SMEs

NetObservatory has made it possible to establish a security monitoring service for the benefit of SMEs. It works in collaboration with the access and website hosting providers of the companies and organisations that use the service.
SMEs, along with associations and other smaller organisations, are highly exposed to the dangers of cybercrime. They are generally not in a position to have their own monitoring capability and cannot react quickly to any attack. The access and web hosting providers are not able to ensure their safety in a targeted manner. This observatory will allow businesses that do not have security experts to protect themselves from cybercrime in the future.

Partners

HES-SO//Fribourg HEIA-FR institut iSIS, Dreamlab Technologies AG, Objectif Sécurité SA, Tebicom SA, Eb-Qual SA, Accessible Sàrl, CDI SA

 

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