About SIT

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology
Driving transformative advances in science, research and technology

SIT is an international institute founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists and advanced by world-class researchers.

Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, SIT’s contemporary design creates a unique ecosystem where the world’s leading experts in Computer Science, Physics, and Business come together to find innovative solutions to global challenges through transformative technological advances. 

SIT is comprised of an educational institute, research center and vast internal and external ecosystem, collaborating with some of the world's top academic and science institutions including Carnegie-Mellon University and the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

SIT Schaffhausen

Key People

Dr. Serguei Beloussov

Founder of SIT and Chairman of the Board, Founder of Acronis

Fabio Pammolli

Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Katya Fisher, Esq.

Director and Head of Legal to the Chairman, SIT

Stanislav Protassov

COO/President & Co-founder of Acronis

Laurent Dedenis

CEO of Alemira Education

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Christian Wipf

Partner, Gyrus Capital

Sir Konstantin Novoselov
Nobel Prize winner (2010)

Chairman of the SIT Strategic Advisory Board
Professor of Physics Center for Advanced Materials, National University of Singapore

Fabio Pammolli

Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Andrea C. Ferrari

Professor of Nanotechnology,
Director, Cambridge Graphene Centre,
University of Cambridge, UK

Artur Ekert

Director, Center for Quantum Technologies, Oxford University
Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford
Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor, National University of Singapore

Rino Rappuolli

Chief Scientist & Head of External Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Nicolas Gisin

Professor of Quantum Information and Communication, University of Geneva

Mark Kamlet

Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Provost Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon

Guenther Dobrauz

Partner and Leader PwC Legal Services, Global LegalTech Leader, PwC Switzerland

David Rosenblum

Professor of National University of Singapore

Serguei Netessine

Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Vice Dean for Global Initiatives

Stanislav Protassov
COO/President & Co-founder of Acronis
Scott Aaranson

Professor of Computer Science
at The University of Texas at Austin,
and director of its Quantum Information Center

Wolfgang Wahlster

Professor of AI, Founding Director of
the German Research Center for AI (DFKI)

Bertrand Meyer

Provost, Chair of Software Engineering

Elena Novoselova

Vice President Communication and Grant Management

Dr. Flavia Tomarchio

Science and Technology Officer

Aliona Geckler

Chief of Staff to the Chairman

Mauro Pezzè

Chair of Software Testing and Analysis

Anton Grachev

Head of Chairman Operations, COO

Paul Maritz

Chairman of Pivotal Software

Dmitry Chikhachev

General Partner & Co-Founder at RUNA Capital

Arkadiy Dobkin

Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of EPAM Systems

Kirill Tatarinov

Executive Vice Chairman at Acronis

SIT Partners

Academic Partners
Research Grants and Industry Consortium
Corporate Partners

The SIT Ecosystem

Interdisciplinary by design, SIT connects the world’s brightest scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs to investigate quantum technology, advanced materials, artificial intelligence, machine intelligence, deep learning, cybersecurity, and more. The SIT Ecosystem expands over a variety of education, science and business fields, offering unique resources and tools that work together towards developing and commercializing intelligent solutions for a better world.

SIT Projects

  • SIT Academy helps executives and companies to stay ahead of emerging technologies
  • SIT Alemira is a digital ecosystem for education and research.
  • SIT Autonomous specializes in AI and machine learning consulting services in driverless mobility, robotics, and professional sports.
  • SIT Capital supports early-stage digital startups around the world.
  • SIT Masters offers a cutting-edge blended degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • SIT Programming School teaches programming skills to children aged 7 to 13.
  • SIT StartGarden is a startup ecosystem, where students, researchers, and science and tech professionals collaborate on innovative solutions.

Interdisciplinary Approach & Applied Science

Knowledge, science and prediction are at the core of SIT's mission. This requires a new generation of computing and knowledge creation platforms with low cost, low power, high speed, high bandwidth and low latency. SIT is where new science emerges through fundamental discoveries in, and at the interfaces of, quantum physics, photonics, nanotechnology, engineering, materials science, chemistry, CS, QuBuS. QTAM will lead this mission.


Quantum CS & Software Engineering
  • 1 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 2 Cybersecurity and Information Integrity
  • 3 Software Engineering


Quantum Technologies and Advanced Materials
  • 1 Quantum Technologies
  • 2 Advanced Materials


Quantum Business
  • 1 Computational Modelling
  • 2 Decisions and Behaviour
  • 3 Networks and Society

Generative Domains

  • Digital Health & Sport
  • New Gen Business Mgmt.
  • Digital Law
  • Market Intelligence
  • Asset Management
  • Robotics & Autonomous
  • Digital Learning & Education
  • AI/ML in Bio-Pharma
  • Quantum Computing & Simulation
  • Quantum Networks & Communication
  • Quantum Sensors & Time Standards
  • 5G/6G hardware & IoT
  • Flexible / Wearable Electronics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • AI/ML for Material Discovery
  • Industry X.0

Why Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen, Switzerland is located at the heart of Europe, strategically offering an attractive business environment with a favorable tax regime, multicultural labor pool and high productivity, first-class infrastructure, strong education and exceptional quality of life. In the last 20 years, more than 600 high-tech businesses set up operations in Schaffhausen, adding the region’s technology excellence and diverse business-friendly culture.

SIT by 2030

SIT University

Top 50 Under 50

Global Top 100

in CS, Physics, Business

25 000+

blended degree off-campus students

250 000+

online non-degree students


degree students on main campus

SIT Research Center


chairs in: Cybersecurity and Information Integrity, AI/ML, Software Engineering, Robotics & Autonomous Machines, Quantum Technologies, Advanced Materials, Digital Health, Digital Sports, New Generation Business Management, AI in Arts & Computer Design, Digital Law

SIT Tech Park


SIT's startups and R&D centers of


industry partners—within walking distance from University

SIT in numbers

  • $100M+

    investment over 8 years

  • $500M+

    annual revenue in 15 years

  • 2.5B+

    market cap in 15 years (40%+ IRR)

  • 5+

    campuses around the globe

  • 500 000+

    m2 of real estate worldwide

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