Institut für Energietechnik (IET)


Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source in the world and has correspondingly reached a high level of significance in the energy branch. We are the first University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland with a research programme specifically for wind energy -  and we are engaged in exciting and demanding topics relevant to a digital, renewable future. Our R&D focuses on Digitalisation and Circularity. Find out more here.

The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network

We have founded The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network. This network provides a platform to initiate and coordinate new collaborative wind energy projects in the areas of R&D, learning and teaching, ultimately aiming to foster excellence in Swiss wind energy R&D and to promote the export of Swiss know-how in products and services to the international wind energy market. Read more here.


We are actively looking for research and industry partners for the following types of project:


Dr. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)58 257 42 62


Wind energy flyer


    We have bought a 6 kW wind turbine in Winterthur, which we will use for teaching and research purposes. You can find further information here!

    Via The Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network we have started two new projects: "Concept for The Swiss Wind Energy Machine Learning Collaboration Platform" and "The Swiss Wind Atlas Platform".

    We hosted the event "The Second Swiss Wind Energy R&D Forum ONLINE" - read the report here.