The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) and the AM-TTC Alliance, the umbrella organization of technology transfer centers in the field of Advanced Manufacturing (AM) technologies, decided in November to fund two more centers in the fields of collaborative robotics and photonics with 6.5 million Swiss francs until the end of 2024.
The Swiss Cobotics Competence Center (S3C) in Biel aims to demonstrate the opportunities of collaboration between humans and robots. Its goal is to close the gap between the theoretical capabilities of robots and industrial reality and thus to bring more collaborative robots into industrial applications. With the S3C, Swiss companies gain access to know-how and a demonstration and test platform for innovative cobotic solutions. In addition to the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne and the Swiss Smart Factory, the Bern University of Applied Sciences is also one of the founding members of the S3C. And since the S3C was founded in November 2022, many more partners from industry and science have joined as members.