Our R&D projects with academic institutions

The BG Group contributes to several open innovation ecosystems by promoting the development of prototypes and R&D projects:

Energy Lab: Energy Lab is an open innovation ecosystem with over 200 partners (businesses, research institutes, towns) based in Switzerland. Its mission is to accelerate the energy transition.

Swiss Smart Cities: the NTN Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities is an eclectic mix of creative individuals, private businesses, public entities, academic institutions and citizens who come together to innovate based on shared ideas and experiences. The purpose of the initiative is to promote radical innovation with a view to developing Smart Cities and smart territories across Switzerland.

Circularity in Building Construction: this NTN Innovation Booster draws on innovative and collaborative methods to pave the way for the building industry’s transition to the circular economy.

Blue City Project: the Blue City project, spearheaded by EPFL, in conjunction with other stakeholders, sets out to create a digital twin of the city of Lausanne. The aim is to model and simulate a city’s networks: microbes, energy, materials, waste, water, human beings, vehicles, etc. in response to particular sustainable development targets and in order to improve urban well-being.

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