Cooperations and Projects
Working closely with world-class organizations
There exists a vivid exchange of ideas and shared programs with institutions like the ETH Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Supérieure de Physique et de Chemie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI), Université de Dijon, Princeton University, Bejing University of Chemical Technology and many others on all continents. In all markets our local subsidiaries are striving for dedicated mutual commitment and cooperation with research facilities.
In the field of basic research, Sika relies mainly on collaborations with premier universities in Switzerland, the USA, Germany, Spain, France, China, India and other countries, with the focus being mainly on doctoral theses. Sika is also sponsoring a professorship for sustainable construction at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich.
Sika is permanently engaged in a range of international projects such as the NanoCem consortium. This European research network studies nanoscale and microscale phenomena that influence the performance of cementitious materials and the products and structures in which they are used. Sika also collaborates with its key suppliers and customers to promote innovation as early as possible in the supply chain and pave the way for the use of tailored intermediate products.
Sustainable Building Practices
Sika Technology AG participates in a range of projects funded by the European Union or its member countries. These projects range from basic research into sustainable chemistry to process and application development. Sika Technology AG is also active in the United Nations Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI), whose aim is to establish sustainable building practices worldwide.