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SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland

SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland is located in Lugano (Switzerland) and works on solutions related to Certification in the context of Chemicals and Chemical Products, Electrical Equipment, Machinery and Equipment, Manufacturing, Metal Products, Pharmaceutical Products and Pharmaceutical Preparations, Rubber and Plastic Products, Textile & Clothing

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SUPSI is a Swiss university offering 30 Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree courses to about 5000 students through a cutting-edge approach merging traditional theoretical education with practical training. Strong focus is given to research, carried out in key domains for EU competitiveness, and funded on acquired projects within European or National frameworks, reaching a research volume of 28M CHF (about 25M€) per year. Within SUPSI, the research Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production (ISTePS) joins CO-Versatile through the laboratory Sustainable Production Systems (SPS). SPS involves about 30 employees combining education and research activities in several national and European research projects, reaching an average volume of 3M CHF research investment per year. Since environmental and economical sustainability, together with compliance to regulations are key elements for manufacturing, both in terms of strategic challenge and as a trigger for new business opportunities, SPS has focused a significant share of its effort in supporting sustainability-driven innovation in manufacturing companies, starting from the development of sustainability-aware strategies, down to sustainability performance computation and analysis, and the identification of relevant manufacturing technologies for sustainable processes and products. This includes Business modelling and profiling, investigation of products and processes Certification paths, Environmental sustainability investigation. The fulfilment of these goals is achieved through the development of human capital as well as through research, development and technology transfer activities with reference to the life cycle of products and industrial processes. Key research areas are: Business modelling and planning, Certification, Manufacturing Sustainability.