The ARIS partner network – the enablers of growth

Initiative Partners

ARIS is built up around strong partners that support us since the beginning. These partners encourage us to reach for the stars, year after year.

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Academic Partners

ARIS combines the strengths of ETH Zürich, HSLU and ZHAW. Anchored and supported by their home university, the students experience hands-on project work in ARIS.

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Forming people and building rockets would not be possible without the broad network of passionate partners. It is their experience and engagement that lead ARIS to success.

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– Initiative Partners –

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich is a renowned and top-of-the-world science, technology, engineering and mathematics university.

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Hochschule Luzern, Technik & Architektur

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts supported by the six cantons of Central Switzerland offers more practice-oriented, specialized studies.

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RUAG Space

RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for manufacturers of satellites and launchers in Europe with a growing presence in the United States.

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– Academic Partners –

Combining the strengths of the Swiss educational system

ARIS combines the strengths of the federal institute and universities of applied sciences and carries the excellency of the educational system of Switzerland into the World. Physically located at ETH Zürich, ARIS is integrated at ETH Zürich, HSLU and ZHAW through its student members, academic projects and direct support.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

ARIS is spearheaded by students from ETH Zürich and its Labs. From the very beginning, ARIS could count on the support from the rectorate, the CMAS Lab and IDSC. ARIS’ main office is at ETH Zürich, and various theses and a Focus Project are conducted here.

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Hochschule Luzern Technik & Architektur

From the very beginning, students of HSLU joined ARIS and brought in more applied experience. Lead by the IME institute, HSLU has ever since been an integral part of ARIS with many students also conducting industry and bachelor theses on ARIS’ projects.

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Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften ZHAW

Since 2019 also students from the ZHAW School of Management and Law and School of engineering joined ARIS, adding another level of interdisciplinarity to the team. Stronger partnerships arise around the department of general management.

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– Supporting Professors  –

Institute for Dynamic Systems anc Control

Prof. Lino Guzzella


Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Prof. Paolo Ermanni

> CMAS Lab

Chair of Mathematical and Physical Geodesy

Prof. Markus Rothacher


Institue of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology

Prof. Volker Janssen Prof. Gerhard Székely

Prof. Ernesto Casartelli Prof. Ralf Baumann > IME

Institute of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Marcel Joss


Department General Management

Dr. Stefan Schuppisser

Dr. Patrick Lehner > AGM

– Sponsors –

– Gold Sponsors –

maxon motor AG

maxon motor is the worldwide leading provider of high-precision electric drives used in Mars rovers, insulin pumps, surgical power tools, humanoid robots, passenger aircraft, camera lenses, race cars and many more…

Sauber Aerodynamics

Sauber is an innovative and experienced partner for state-of-the-art aerodynamic solutions, including a Formula One wind tunnel – for motorsport, automotive engineering, aerospace and individual requirements.

Swagelok Switzerland

Swagelok is a developer of fluid system products, assemblies, and services for the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, power, semiconductor, and transportation industries – engineered to perform under pressure.

– Silver Sponsors – 

Klein Computer System AG is an IT company with a comprehensive range of products and services, specialized in network / server / client installations.

Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions.

The Swiss Space Center contributes to the implementation of the Swiss Space Policy by supporting academic institutions, RTOs and industry.

Gurit is a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials and services.

Valispace empowers engineers by providing a data-driven engineering software that intuitively simplifies the design of great complex hardware products.

The Rheinmetall Group’s Defence sector is a leading provider of products for international armed forces and supports ARIS with its safety experience for testing.

Mitutoyo is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of precision equipment and supports ARIS with measurement tools.

– Bronze Sponsors –

– White Sponsors –

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– Patrons –

Werner Steiger Stiftung

Flora Keller