Research and consulting - HTW Chur

Research and consulting


HTW Chur works with guiding themes in which it offers teaching and further education, performs applied research and provides services. In doing so, it works in close cooperation with partners from the world of business and the general public. The focus areas of Applied Future Technologies, Living Environment and Entrepreneurial Management should also highlight the renunciation of hierarchies and silo thinking and the reorientation towards networking and interdisciplinarity.

HTW Chur has defined the following three guiding themes in its strategy:

Forms of cooperation

In the area of research and development (R&D) as well as knowledge and technology transfer, HTW Chur cooperates closely with companies, public bodies and non-profit organisations. These partners benefit from experts in a wide range of subjects and gain access to modern research infrastructure. This allows them to expand their own expertise. The specialist knowledge of HTW Chur can be accessed in a variety of ways.



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Building Lab

The Building Lab is a service offering aimed at companies, public institutions and private individuals as part of which material tests – in accordance with or outside the relevant standard – are conducted on building materials (concrete, wood, steel, etc.) as well as experiments on supporting structures.
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Photonics Lab

Provision of consulting services and performance of measurement procedures for the characterisation of optoelectronic components and systems as well as for eye safety and immunity to external light sources.
Substitute für Gebäude, Pflanzen, etc. zusammengebaut aus Legosteinen

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.

Research focus areas

We deal with multifaceted issues. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Specialist knowledge


Our headcount in the area of research corresponds to 55 full-time equivalents. In our employee database, you can search for employees and filter your results according to various criteria. We look forward to hearing from you.


Walker Josef
Prof., lic. rer. pol. et dipl. chem.