Why does the Swiss Data Science Center support the industry?

Why does the Swiss Data Science Center support the industry?

Promoting data science in the industry is a core mandate of the Swiss Data Science Center.

Today, there is a gap between data scientists and business domain experts which limits the impact of AI in Switzerland

There is a heartfelt need for external talents to provide industry with innovative solutions to their business challenges

There is a wish from many organizations to be accompanied in their digital transformation journey by a neutral, non-biased partner

Your benefits

Your benefits

By partnering with the Swiss Data Science Center, you benefit from a centralized view of data science in Switzerland as in addition to our collaboration, we can direct you to relevant know-how,
training and partners both in the academia and the industry.

Access highly qualified resources

Our entire team is available to solve your data science challenges and you gain access to highly qualified resources and flexibility

Foster innovation & continuous learning

Thanks to our unique position within both EPFL and ETH Zurich, we can guide you at your pace through your data science journey : you are at the right place to foster innovation and continuous learning

Ensure objectivity & cost efficiency 

You ensure objectivity and cost efficiency since our mandates come from the Swiss Confederation, we propose technology-agnostic approaches to respond to your business needs and focus on prototyping solutions that you will be free to industrialize any way
you see fit

Our industries

Our industries

We believe the best fit for our collaborations are Swiss and international organizations with a keen interest for data science and who wish to incorporate it in their business processes, such as:

Manufacturing companies wishing to optimize their production process, e.g. by learning to calibrate their machines or
devising predictive maintenance methods

Retailers or service providers (such as energy companies) wishing to model their demand and deliver better customer service

Private and public organizations wishing to leverage unstructured content (documents, social media data, etc.) to better serve their collaborators or customers

Health service providers or pharmaceutical companies wishing to improve their treatments and solutions by analyzing patient data or identifying therapy candidates

Working with us

Working with us

We offer an extremely lean collaboration model featuring two non-exclusive modes:


Intended for organizations wishing to explore the opportunities offered by data science and receive bespoke training by our senior staff

Research project

Intended for organizations wishing to carry out a full-fledged project. Research projects last one year and involve 1 or 2 FTEs (data scientists from the SDSC) in addition to targeted expertise from our team

Both members and research project partners can be listed as official partners of the SDSC and have free access to SDSC Industry events such as SDSC-Connect. Access to our events as well as other advantages are offered to memberships and research projects partners.

Contact us for more information!


We would like to warmly thank the SDSC for the job done. The SDSC has managed to provide PSA with relevant methodologies in regards with data governance and data management, and also provided valuable insights in the specifics of PSA repair activity. We have much appreciated the flexibility the SDSC team has shown throughout the project. PSA has learned a great deal in regards with the knowledge of its data. The SDSC has proved itself to combine a scientific approach with an operational, down-to-earth, objective-driven attitude, which is precisely what we were looking for.


David Allard
StelLab@EPFL innovation outpost Manager, PSA

Our partners

Our partners


Many organizations trust the SDSC with complex data science tasks, for instance:

Groupe PSA, world leader in automotive design, manufacturing, and mobility, has worked with the SDSC to evaluate data generated by repair shops and car-embedded diagnosis systems to assess the feasibility of a predictive maintenance solution.

Bühler a world leader in food processing and manufacturing of advanced materials, works with the SDSC on several mandates, including adaptive control for dryers, efficient sorting of dry foods and AI-inspired optimization of food production lines for increased productivity.