University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland – iPrint

your partner for research, innovation and education in digital printing.


With nearly 22,000 students, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) is Switzerland’s largest university network. Our schools conduct research and offer degree programmes in six key fields: design and visual arts, economics and services, engineering and architecture, music and performing arts, health care and social work.

HES-SO is represented in the PEARL-DNA project by the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), through its iPrint institute and competence center.

iPrint focuses on digital printing and brings significant knowledge in the development of new printing technology and printing processes. iPrint can count on a global network of material and equipment suppliers, including the main players of the printing industry.

Practical educational trainings on digital printing complete the offer of iPrint.

team members

Dr. Gioele Balestra

Director Research & Education of iPrint

Yoshinori Domae

Director of Technology & Innovation of iPrint

Johannes Renner

Senior R&D Engineer

Dr. Jian-Lin Huang

R&D Engineer

Role within PEARL-DNA

In the PEARL-DNA project, iPrint will develop the new printing technology of the liquid handling platform for high-throughput block-by-block DNA.

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