The Institute for SMEs and Crafts is a legally independent institute at the Allensbach University of Applied Sciences, located both in the famous city of Constance beside Lake Constance as well as in the picturesque Black Forest in the country triangle Germany – France – Switzerland. With this affiliated institute, the university promotes research in the SME and craft sector, strengthens the exchange between science and business practice, and promotes the internationalization of the university.
The tasks of the institute include knowledge transfer, consulting, research and training. The focus is on educational counseling in the fields of dual vocational education and training (VET) and dual higher education according to the German model, as well as knowledge transfer by advising governments, chambers of industry and commerce, business associations and companies. Most of our projects are funded by the German government.