Sika actively collaborates with universities and research institutions. As project sponsor, Sika engages in a lively dialog with ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich), the University of Fribourg, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), the ESPCI ParisTech (School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry of the City of Paris), the University of Burgundy, Princeton University, the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the University of Tokyo, and similar institutions across the globe. Sika’s local subsidiaries co-operate with research institutes and provide mutual support.

Collaboration Types

  • Research Partnerships: Sika often collaborates with universities and research centers to conduct joint research projects. These partnerships aim to explore new materials, technologies, and construction methods to enhance the company's product offerings and sustainability efforts.

  • Knowledge Exchange: Sika engages in knowledge exchange with universities to stay updated on the latest developments in the field of construction and materials science. This helps them remain at the forefront of innovation.

  • Student Engagement: Sika may offer internships, thesis projects, and opportunities for students to gain practical experience in the construction and chemical industry. This not only benefits the students but also allows Sika to identify potential talents for future recruitment.

  • Science Sponsoring and Support: Sika may provide funding or grants to support specific research initiatives at universities, particularly those aligned with their business interests and sustainability goals.

Learn more about Sika's Partnerships and Collaborations