About SIT

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Driving transformative advances in science, research and technology

SIT is an international institute founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists and advanced by world-class researchers.

Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, SIT’s contemporary design creates a unique ecosystem where the world’s leading experts in Computer Science, Physics, and Business come together to find innovative solutions to global challenges through transformative technological advances. 

SIT is comprised of an educational institute, research center and vast internal and external ecosystem, collaborating with some of the world's top academic and science institutions including Carnegie-Mellon University and the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

SIT Schaffhausen

SIT Partners

Academic Partners
Industry Consortium
Corporate Partners

The SIT Ecosystem

Interdisciplinary by design, SIT connects the world’s brightest scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs to investigate quantum technology, advanced materials, artificial intelligence, machine intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity, and more. The SIT Ecosystem expands over a variety of education, science and business fields, offering unique resources and tools that work together towards developing and commercializing intelligent solutions for a better world.

SIT Projects

  • SIT Academy helps executives and companies to stay ahead of emerging technologies
  • SIT Alemira is a digital ecosystem for education and research.
  • SIT Autonomous specializes in AI and machine learning consulting services in driverless mobility, robotics, and professional sports.
  • SIT Capital supports early-stage digital startups around the world.
  • SIT Masters offers a cutting-edge blended degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • SIT Programming School teaches programming skills to children aged 7 to 13.
  • SIT StartGarden is a startup ecosystem, where students, researchers, and science and tech professionals collaborate on innovative solutions.

Interdisciplinary Approach & Applied Science

Knowledge, science and prediction are at the core of SIT's mission. This requires a new generation of computing and knowledge creation platforms with low cost, low power, high speed, high bandwidth and low latency. SIT is where new science emerges through fundamental discoveries in, and at the interfaces of, quantum physics, photonics, nanotechnology, engineering, materials science, chemistry, CS, QuBuS. QTAM will lead this mission.

QuCS:

Quantum CS & Software Engineering
  • 1 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 2 Cybersecurity and Information Integrity
  • 3 Software Engineering

QTAM:

Quantum Technologies and Advanced Materials
  • 1 Quantum Technologies
  • 2 Advanced Materials

QuBuS:

Quantum Business
Sciences
  • 1 Computational Modelling
  • 2 Decisions and Behaviour
  • 3 Networks and Society

Generative Domains

  • Digital Health & Sport
  • New Gen Business Mgmt.
  • Digital Law
  • Market Intelligence
  • Asset Management
  • Robotics & Autonomous
  • Digital Learning & Education
  • AI/ML in Bio-Pharma
  • Quantum Computing & Simulation
  • Quantum Networks & Communication
  • Quantum Sensors & Time Standards
  • 5G/6G hardware & IoT
  • Flexible / Wearable Electronics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • AI/ML for Material Discovery
  • Industry X.0

Why Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen, Switzerland is located at the heart of Europe, strategically offering an attractive business environment with a favorable tax regime, multicultural labor pool and high productivity, first-class infrastructure, strong education and exceptional quality of life. In the last 20 years, more than 600 high-tech businesses set up operations in Schaffhausen, adding the region’s technology excellence and diverse business-friendly culture.

Key People

Dr. Serguei Beloussov

Founder of SIT and Chairman of the Board, CEO and Founder of Acronis

Fabio Pammolli
Professor

Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Katya Fisher, Esq.

Director and Head of Legal to the Chairman, SIT

Stanislav Protassov

COO/President & Co-founder of Acronis

Laurent Dedenis

CEO of Alemira Education

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Christian Wipf

Senior Advisor GCA Altium

Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner (2010)

Chairman of the SIT Strategic Advisory Board
Professor of Physics Center for Advanced Materials, National University of Singapore

Fabio Pammolli
Professor

Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mikhail Lukin
Professor

Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Co-Director, Harvard Quantum Optics Center
Co-Director, Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms

Andrea C. Ferrari
Professor

Professor of Nanotechnology,
Director, Cambridge Graphene Centre,
University of Cambridge, UK

Artur Ekert
Professor

Director, Center for Quantum Technologies, Oxford University
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford
Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore

Rino Rappuolli
Scientist

Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Nicolas Gisin
Professor

Professor of Quantum Information and Communication, University of Geneva

Mark Kamlet
Professor

Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon

Guenther Dobrauz

Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland

David Rosenblum
Professor

Professor of National University of Singapore

Serguei Netessine
Professor

Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Vice Dean for Global Initiatives

Bertrand Meyer

Provost, Chair of Software Engineering

Elena Novoselova

Vice President Communication and Grant Management

Dr. Flavia Tomarchio

Science and Technology Officer

Aliona Geckler

Chief of Staff to the Chairman

Mauro Pezzè

Chair of Software Testing and Analysis

Paul Maritz

Chairman of Pivotal Software

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Arkadiy Dobkin

Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of EPAM Systems

Kirill Tatarinov

Executive Vice Chairman at Acronis

SIT by 2030

SIT University

Top 50 Under 50

Global Top 100

in CS, Physics, Business


25 000+

blended degree off-campus students

250 000+

online non-degree students

2,500+

degree students on main campus


SIT Research Center

25+

chairs in: Cybersecurity and Information Integrity, AI/ML, Software Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Machines, Quantum Technologies, Advanced Materials, Digital Health, Digital Sports, New Generation Business Management, AI in Arts & Computer Design, Digital Law

SIT Tech Park

250+

SIT's startups and R&D centers of

1000+

industry partners—within walking distance from University

SIT in numbers

  • $100M+

    investment over 8 years

  • $500M+

    annual revenue in 15 years

  • 2.5B+

    market cap in 15 years (40%+ IRR)

  • 5+

    campuses around the globe

  • 500 000+

    m2 of real estate worldwide

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