Fresh thinkers.
Interdisciplinary skills.
Experienced doers.

We are a team of strategic thinkers who analyze in context. Out in the field, we often see things others miss. This enables us to develop and implement truly unique concepts. We have plenty of drive, we use cutting-edge equipment, and we have a track record of being both highly creative and efficient.
Jörg Evertz
Daniel Irányi
Uwe Werner
Gabriela Bachmann
Benjamin Bachmann
Oliver Baur
Naima Burke
Dominik Eggert
Simon Hasenfratz
Anita Leitmeyr
Arno Lenzi
Martin Müller
Miriam Nietlispach
Artur Radomski
Remo Sommer
Nico Spinelli
Marco Stoffel
Tom Stäubli



About us

Tribecraft is an interdisciplinary team of experts that develops strategies, products, and services for clients. Launched in 1999 as an ETH Zurich spin-off, Tribecraft’s innovation lab now engineers next-generation solutions for a wide range of industries.



Working for you

So you want to start a project.

Are we the right partner for you?

Give us a call:
We can often sense early on if we can be of any use to you.
Your contact:
Uwe Werner > Innovation
Daniel Irányi > Design
Jörg Evertz > Engineering

Drop by:
We can discuss your proposal in depth in the innovation lab
and show you some case studies of how we get things off the ground.


 


Are you ready for something new?


Starting a project

After an initial meeting, we will work up a project outline and/or a quote. You will always have the same contact persons, who will run the project in manageable stages that can be properly budgeted. Project progress will be discussed at interim meetings and results presented in reviews or milestone meetings, where the next tranches of work will be defined as required.

Confidentiality

At Tribecraft, confidentiality and discretion are a given, from the very first contact and for every project. If you would like us to sign a non-disclosure agreement, please send us a draft in advance. We share data with clients using our own protected servers.

Patents

Our work often results in patents and other property rights. We generally cede all rights to the client and can provide help with IP research and patent-filing.

Awards

Our work regularly wins innovation or design prizes; this may be of greater or lesser interest to clients, depending on their business segment and positioning, but we are happy to help with selection, preparation and submission of entries.

Structures and measures

Innovation is a demanding business that presents both internal and external challenges. Are your departments ready to bring a brand new product to market? Are you willing to adapt your in-house structures? Even the best innovations stand little chance of success if the ground is not properly prepared within a company.



Working with us

Job vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies.


Internships

We offer internships lasting a minimum of three months to engineering and design students who have started their fourth semester, but have not yet graduated.  If you are interested, please send your electronic application to  Daniel Irányi for design, to Jörg Evertz for engineering. A knowledge of German is expected.

We help clients
imagine and
design the future.

We help clients imagine and design the future.

Report

Not all heroes wear capes

Diddi Osele has devoted his life to fighting fire
— but his most valued companion is neither his
fire truck nor his fire hose. Read more

Activities

Fostering young design

Tribecraft and Brüggli used the money from winning
the Design Prize Switzerland for the Leggero Enso
to award a bursary to Maya Martin and Sophie
Glenzer. The duo developed the concept “Henri”. Read more

Case: Bosch sabre saw

Breaking things down intuitively

Tradesmen and firefighters often have to improvise in their work.
Thanks to the rock-solid approach of its developers, the newly made-
over Bosch reciprocating saw is ready for anything you throw at it. How the GSA 18V-32 was created

new product

Leggero Vento R

The spring mounted child transporter for two offers excellent driving characteristics,
TÜV-tested safety and can be converted from a bicycle trailer to a pram or sports jogger. How developing for ethical, integrative production works: the Leggero “Enso”

Unleashing potential.
Creating the new.

We develop products, strategies and services. We show our clients where the path can lead and how they can best reach that destination. We know how to turn ideas into reality by using our skill set.

SDAL

Guidelines to improve the ambiance at Paris Aéroport.
SDAL

Access series barrier

Design and Engineering for an adaptable barrier system.
Access series barrier

D.bow

Lightweight end plate and clamping system for fuel cell stacks.
D.bow

Small urban buildings I City of Zurich

Corporate design guidelines for boat rentals, kiosks and public bathrooms
Small urban buildings I City of Zurich

terraFix

Mounted in no time, Grounding bracket for AGRO
terraFix

geotwin

Head- and winding concept for JANSEN geothermal probes
geotwin

PushFit

Installationssystem I Geberit
PushFit

Degrader

Proton Beam Degrader for Proscan Gantry II PSI
Degrader

251°

Fire Starters Made of Wood Shavings
251°

Lasersonic

Digital Printing Machine, DI Projekt AG
Lasersonic

Zenotec T1

Dental Milling Unit, Wieland Dental & Technik
Zenotec T1

e-Line Familie

Room Automation Modules, Saia-Burgess Controls
e-Line Familie

Urban Kit

Luggage Carrier
Urban Kit

Syncros Accessories

Pumps and accessories
Syncros Accessories

Opium

MBT Cycletech Fullsuspension Mountainbike
Opium

Excitation Control

Interface | ABB
Excitation Control

Washbasin Trap

Universal-Washbasin Trap for Geberit
Washbasin Trap

Sigma 80

Flushing Actuator
Sigma 80

Fina

Radiator for Zehnder
Fina

Henry

Flexible side table study
Henry

Synergy

Optimization of Micro Pump
Synergy

Acvatix actuators

Design and Engineering for Siemens' Building Technilogy Valve Actuator product family.
Acvatix actuators

Penthouse

A safe car ride for pet dogs combined with the convenience of a stylish tote.
Penthouse

Blue Diversion toilet

Engineering for locations lacking a water infrastructure
Blue Diversion toilet

Pixy

The PAD programming tool makes customizing interfaces easy.
Pixy

SBB railway stations

Guidelines for customer friendliness and better capacity in large railway stations.
SBB railway stations

APLIQUIQ

Packaging and conditioning dental implants.
APLIQUIQ

Floor-even showers

Design and installation systems for Geberit shower drainage
Floor-even showers

PAC-car II

Record-vehicle for energy efficiency
PAC-car II

Digital metal

KURZ: process of metal effects in digital printing as a service.
Digital metal

unchained

Tattoo machine | Swisstattoomachine
unchained

Case: optrel weldcap

Cutting-edge from the quiet countryside

optrel’s welding helmets initially launched them into pole position, but eventually, they became replaceable. Turning to Tribecraft, they were hoping for an outside perspective — and a global first.
Cutting-edge from the quiet countryside

Case: Geberit Monolith

Functional sophistication, outstanding design

Geberit left Tribecraft a completely free hand to design the next generation of bathroom appliances. A daring strategy — and it paid off.
Functional sophistication, outstanding design

Case: Leggero

Trailers — not hangers-on

The Swiss brand Leggero’s bike trailers have won awards for their practicality and sustainable manufacture; they are a perfect example of how ethical production and quality can work in harmony.
Trailers — not hangers-on

Case: Bosch sabre saw

Breaking things down intuitively

Tradesmen and firefighters often have to improvise in their work. Thanks to the rock-solid approach of its developers, the newly made-over Bosch reciprocating saw is ready for anything you throw at it.
Breaking things down intuitively

Report

Not all heroes wear capes

Diddi Osele has devoted his life to fighting fire — but his most valued companion is neither his fire truck nor his fire hose.
Not all heroes wear capes

Report

Crate expectations

When David Eikamp and his family acquired Happy the golden retriever, their first concern was that the dog should be safe; they decided to have a professional dog crate installed in the car.
Crate expectations

“Tribecraft uses creative and systematic methods to arrive at strikingly innovative and user-friendly solutions.”
Martin Sprecher, Project Manager Field Devices, Siemens Schweiz AG
“The collaboration is consistently excellent: the Tribecraft team is friendly yet firm, constructively critical if needed and always focused on the final outcome.”
Egon Renfordt-Sasse, Head of Product Management & Innovation, Geberit International AG
“We do our evolutionary product development in-house but for revolutionary product development, we turn to Tribecraft.”
Marco Koch, Chairman, optrel AG
“Tribecraft’s ability to explore new scenarios and applications in depth uncovered potential solutions we would not have found on our own.”
Dr. Falko Schlottig, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, NEXILIS AG
“When it comes to collaboration, development, quality and creativity, Tribecraft meets the highest standards.”
Roland Diethelm, Head of R&D Competence Center Radiators Zehnder Group International AG
“The Tribecraft team excels at generating new, creative solutions and powerful, marketable USPs, as well as at transposing these ideas into real products.”
Kurt Fischer, Co-Founder and long-serving former CEO of Brüggli
“Because they question the status quo, (…) Tribecraft comes up with refreshingly new ideas and concepts, on which we can then build.”
Niklaus Meier, Head of Engineering, AGRO AG

Our clients also include: