India Industry
Interships(III) is a
flagship program by
swissnex India

held in association with ETH Zurich, HEIG Vaud, HSR and SUPSI

About III

India Industry Internships (III) is a flagship program by swissnex India, held in association with ETH Zurich, HEIG Vaud, HSR and SUPSI. An initiative to bring Switzerland and India closer, III offers an exciting opportunity for Swiss engineering students from the Federal Institutes and Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences to work in Bangalore, India for a 3-month industrial internship in the field of robotics and automation. The Swiss students will be hosted by Indian robotics SMEs in Bangalore and will work on live projects related to his/her field in collaboration with young Indian engineers.

Alternative exposure

Exposure to an alternative engineering culture and environment, with different skills and resources to solve engineering problems, beyond what’s available in Switzerland.

Gaining insight

Gaining insight into frugal engineering necessitated by affordability levels in India. Participation in lateral problem solving and anticipating and managing challenges. 

Hands-on experience

Having hands-on experience with Indian machine shops and access to mass manufacturing possibilities usually unavailable for prototypes.

Inter-cultural exposure

Gaining inter cultural exposure at a young age; and having the ability to inspire appreciation and love for hands-on learning and making in India.

2017 Projects

Our interns worked on cutting-edge robotic technologies with the best-in-class mentors in Bangalore.

  • Detection of Human Presence 
in an Industrial Robotic Arm’s Workspace

    One or more infra-red sensors will be mounted on the waist of a robotic arm. During operation of the robotic arm the sensors will be used to detect presence of a human within the workspace of of the arm and take appropriate […]

  • Design of a 2-Axis Actuator for the Art Installation “Handheld Video”

    In the art installation “Handheld Video”, a blank canvas imitates the motions of shaky video captured by a handheld camera. The edges of the canvas are hidden by a frame such that its motion is not immediately apparent […]

  • Analysis and Design of an Actuation Concept for the Art Installation “Captured Sun”

    In the installation “Captured Sun”, an abstraction of the sun is hanging loose, shackled by its rays to a canvas. The body of the sun is actuated and sporadically executes fast motions in futile attempts to break free […]

  • The Rainbow GUN for 3D Printer

    The Rainbow gun for 3D Printer is an interesting project to develop modular inkjet nozzle to spray the various colours while 3D printing of an object.

  • Automation for manufacturing scale-up

    The project involved the design and development of an automated nanoliter reagent dispensing system for the scale up of microfluidic chip manufacture. The scale up of microfluidic chip manufacture using automation is critical to [..]

Why Bangalore?

In the early 2000’s, a handful of indigenous robotics companies started to mushroom in India. However, the highly lucrative global IT service outsourcing in India, consumed a majority of the best engineering minds in the country, including from non-IT related fields.

The few, small robotics companies that have survived have a great pioneering spirit and deep commitment to engineering. The challenges faced compels them to think of radical optimisation, efficiency and robustness in their design and production. The result is a singular approach to engineering itself: working on parallel processes, using opportunistic tactics for creative problem solving and taking advantage of a rich and diverse manufacturing infrastructure that combines industrial as well as handmade techniques. This method of working necessitates a certain flexibility and condition of chaos which is a unique advantage in India. It allows for direct and strong feedback between designers and machine shops, who work in close contact. This scenario is in such sharp contrast to Swiss engineering, that it would be very meaningful to exchange and learn from each other.

Reach out to the Academic
Relations Team and Apply.

Please reach out to the Academic Relations & Projects team at swissnex India for any enquiry. We will be happy to answer your questions.