A visualization of the Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland.

UZWIL, SWITZERLAND — Bühler started construction on its Innovation Campus in Uzwil. The project is part of the company’s strategy to create a collaborative work environment that fosters forward-thinking.

“This innovation campus will reinforce our innovation power and market leadership,” said Stefan Scheiber, chief executive officer of Bühler. “It will help us bring together the smartest minds of the industry to create innovations for a better world.”

The Innovation Campus will include upgraded technology labs and a new innovation building. The facility will connect the engineering and business departments in the existing towers and the updated application labs. Consisting of three levels, the building will be the home for project teams of employees, clients, startups, students and apprentices. A maker space, media center and a co-working floor with open and secured spaces for more than 100 people will also be part of the building.

“This building is focused on collaborative innovation,” said Ian Roberts, chief technology officer, Bühler. “We are creating a collaborative space for all functions, all ages, and all knowledge holders. It will allow us to live and foster our innovation culture and test future work practices.”

Bühler’s existing technology labs, such as the Bakery Innovation Center, have been upgraded or will be during the building process