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
Patrick Bärtschi
Oliver Baur
Roman Ebneter
Dominik Eggert
Dimitri Gerster
Simon Hasenfratz
Martin Hofmann
Kis Klenk
Anita Leitmeyr
Arno Lenzi
Severin Meier
Ole Müller
Leon Robers
Thierry Zimmermann


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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.

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

There are currently no positions available.

Internships

Internships at Tribecraft last four months or more. You have completed your fourth semester and are continuing your studies.
We offer opportunities to experience industry-related internships in the following areas of expertise:

Industrial Design, Product Design: Daniel Irányi

Mechanical Engineering, CAD, Simulation: Jörg Evertz

Systems Engineering, Mechatronics: Simon Hasenfratz

Software Development, Robotics: Oliver Baur

Our experts look forward to hearing from you and reviewing your digital portfolio.


What interns say about Tribecraft on LinkedIn: (in German) David Zuber (Design), Roman Moor (Engineering), Emma Ehrenberg (Design), Andrina Frischknecht (Engineering), Delia Gregori (Design),

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Art in Architecture

Gravitational Fountain

For the art in architecture project «The More, The Merrier» by Roland Roos we implemented his brilliantly simple idea and the finesses it contained on a technical level. Learn more

New product

Mulching Robot Scarabaeus

Robotics development at Tribecraft: the mulching robot Scarabaeus from Brüggli was presented for the first time. The flat and quiet robot mows orchards independently and protects the soil and living organisms. Learn more

New product

CIRC-CASE

We were given the opportunity to design the recyclable cases for iPhone® 13 and 14 Learn more

Process development

Asphalt recycling

Recycling on a grand scale: To ensure that as much asphalt as possible can be recycled in the production of road pavement, we have developed a new treatment process. Learn more

New product

Click-and-Go

The Viessmann air distribution system impressed the 2022
iF Design Award jury with its simple and safe assembly.
All components follow the flow-optimized design concept.

New product

Volaser measuring device

The Volaser for Eawag provides data for a sustainable management
of faecel sludge. It is comprised of 3D printed parts and components,
that can be obtained globally and can be assemled by anyone,
anywhere in the world. Learn more

New product

Geberit ComfortLight

The Geberit ONE mirror cabinets integrate the new ComfortLight concept,
developed by Tribecraft: Brightening shifts the light to a cooler tone,
dimming provides warmth; the illumination focus wanders harmonized with
the bathroom use. And everything is controlled simply and most intuitive. Winner iF Design Award

We help clients imagine
and design the future.

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.

SBB railway stations

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

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

Digital metal

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

geotwin

Head- and winding concept for JANSEN geothermal probes
geotwin

PushFit

Plug-in connection for drinking water for Geberit
PushFit

Penthouse

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

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

Touchless Flushing Actuator
Sigma 80

Fina

Radiator for Zehnder
Fina

Henry

Flexible side table study
Henry

Synergy

Optimization of Micro Pump
Synergy

Max

Caddy, Shopping Cart, Bicycle Trailer
Max

Caree

Transport cats and small dogs stylish and safely with 4pets
Caree

Pixy

The PAD programming tool makes customizing interfaces easy.
Pixy

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

aCentauri solar race car

3022km with pure solar energy across the whole of Australia
aCentauri solar race car

SDAL

Guidelines to improve the ambiance at Paris Aéroport.
SDAL

unchained

Cordless battery-powered tattoo machine | Swisstattoomachine
unchained

Acvatix actuators

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

Volaser

Opensource measuring device for Eawag
Volaser

Blue Diversion toilet

Engineering for locations lacking a water infrastructure
Blue Diversion toilet

Scarabaeus

Autonomous mulching robot for orchards
Scarabaeus

Fourmi

radically reduced transport trailer for Veloplus
Fourmi

CIRC-CASE

A Case in Circularity
CIRC-CASE

SNAPFIX

Befestigungssystem I Feller AG
SNAPFIX

«The More, The Merrier»

Art in Architecture I Roland Roos
«The More, The Merrier»

Click & Go

This air distribution system for Viessmann impresses with its simple and safe assembly
Click & Go

Asphalt recycling

Processes and plants for the recycling of road pavement
Asphalt recycling

ComfortLight

ComfortLight

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

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“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, former Head of Product Management & Innovation, Geberit International AG
“Tribecraft uses creative and systematic methods to arrive at strikingly innovative and user-friendly solutions.”
Martin Sprecher, former Project Manager Field Devices, Siemens Schweiz 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, former 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

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