Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) - HTW Chur

Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE)
Institute at a glance

Institute at a glance

As a university of applied sciences institute, the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) operates at the interface between research and practice. It conducts application-oriented research, offers teaching and provides services in the focus areas of Innovation, Internationalisation and Digitalisation. The institute’s objective is to contribute to the successful foundation, transformation and growth of companies.



The Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) supports companies and assists them in realising changes and the digital transformation.

Together with our partners in the fields of science, research and teaching, we seek new economic, technical, organisational and social solutions and help to implement these in a targeted manner. We thereby focus on practice and apply current scientific methods.



Our offer ranges from consulting services and organisational, product and strategic development to analyses and moderated workshops.

The Graubünden SME Centre is the first port of call for SMEs and young entrepreneurs from the canton looking to do something new, optimise their business and increase their efficiency. We support and advise Graubünden SMEs in addressing business issues related to company foundation and growth, financing, strategic management, innovation and internationalisation. They benefit from, in some cases, free consulting services as well our network of experts from the worlds of science, business and education.


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Service Innovation Lab (SIL)

The Service Innovation Lab (SIL) of HTW Chur is the competence centre for human-centric service innovation in Graubünden. We are experts in the fields of design thinking, lean start-up, Google sprints, business modelling and other methods.


HTW Chur
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Schweizerisches Institut für Entrepreneurship (SIFE)
Comercialstrasse 22
7000 Chur

Phone:   +41 81 286 24 14


Jenni Urs
Prof., MBA, Dipl. Ing. FH