University of St.Gallen researching automated facial recognition
St.Gallen - A media scientist and a criminal lawyer at the University of St.Gallen are conducting interdisciplinary research into the legal and political consequences of automated facial recognition. The aim is to increase the legal certainty of citizens and security agencies.
Leica Geosystems simplifies cable detection
Heerbrugg - Leica Geosystems in the canton of St. Gallen has introduced new locator technology for underground utilities. With automatic controls for the simplified detection of cables and pipes before excavation, site safety can be improved for construction, civil engineering and utility workers.
Holcim using electric truck to transport cement for the first time
Zug/Frauenfeld - The construction materials manufacturer Holcim is expanding its range of sustainable transport solutions with the addition of a fully electric truck. With this vehicle from the company Hugelshofer Logistik, Holcim will in future be able to supply cement to concrete plants in the canton of Thurgau on a zero emissions basis.
HSG graduate startups boost the economy
St.Gallen - Spin-offs from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) have created over 6,000 jobs in recent years. This is a finding from the HSG Spin-Off Barometer 2022. Many of the 171 startups in the survey have a strong focus on sustainability.
Rigotex completes factory expansion project
Bütschwil - Two modern Jacquard machines have been installed as part of an expansion project at the rigotex ag weaving mill. With this, the Toggenburg-based firm is seeking to respond to rising demand for home textiles both in Switzerland and abroad. The modern looms also help to reduce energy consumption in production processes.
Säntis laser successfully deflects lightning strikes
Säntis - Säntis, the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland, provides the stage for a research project garnering international attention: On the summit of the mountain, it has been proven for the first time that intensive laser pulses can deflect lightning strikes in a targeted manner over several dozen meters.
ANYbotics collaborating with Leica Geosystems
Zurich/Heerbrugg - ANYmal, the automated, four-legged inspection robot developed by ANYbotics, will now be enhanced by an integrated, 3D scanner for location detection from Leica Geosystems. This creates a digital twin of inspected facilities not only more accurately and rapidly, but also much more cost-effectively.
IBH set to become independent
Konstanz - The International Lake Constance University is to operate under a new legal form. In future, the 25 university members from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany will be networked as part of the Lake Constance Arts & Sciences Association. The new headquarters of the group will be in Konstanz.
OST expands departments for finance and marketing
Rapperswil - OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences is expanding its departments in the area of business and economics. With the newly established Institute for Finance and Law in addition to the Institute for Strategy and Marketing, the university is seeking to upgrade its competencies in these fields.