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We believe that innovative business models emerge in cross-industry networks – we develop and drive them.

The Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG (BEI) is the leading company in the German-speaking region when it comes to transferring knowledge from research and science into practice-relevant management consulting and innovative solutions. In particular, BEI supports a large number of renowned companies in their digital transformation. BEI is a pioneer in digital innovations at the cutting edge and stands for excellence in digital business innovation.

Our Services


Applied research for innovative solutions in practice

With our international network of selected universities (research partners) we develop scientifically sound reference models together with our customers (competence center partners). We show the potential of new technologies and promote the practice-oriented exchange within the community.

Research-oriented consulting with proven methods and reference models

With our customers (project partners), we develop differentiated solutions and innovative business models for their ecosystem. We accompany the transformation on a cultural, process and technological level.


Concepts and projects on the pulse of time

The Business Engineering Institute St.Gallen (BEI) addresses new topics together with its partners. Topics are taken up, structured and together the vision, goals and delivery objects are defined. The procedure coordinated by the BEI enables the efficient achievement of goals with the involvement of all participants. Current initiatives are the and the Competence Center Smart Citizen.

Current research results and analyses

Together with our research partners, we regularly publish scientific and practice-relevant articles and make them available to the public.


Our Partners



In my entire 20-year career, I have never seen a community where so much specialist knowledge, so much expertise and so diverse theses and antitheses have come together. I have to say I am deeply impressed. After each research cycle, I can implement the business models with better performance with our company.

David Kauer

Customer Journey Owner & Member of Management @ PostFinance

What our Steering Committee says about us

Developer and networker of innovative topics

As an innovator, the link between applied research and practice, with the focus areas being selected by the partners of the Competence Center

Implementation of innovative projects

Targeted and effective in the implementation of projects through the use of proven methods

Scientifically sound approaches

Development and integration of business ideas and solutions from the end customer's point of view based on broadly based, applied research

Cross-industry network

Practice-focused exchange with partners from business and science supports innovation and promotes cooperation

Trends and market developments

Up-to-date trend radar, which is continuously incorporated into the further development of the Ecosystems radar, shows implications for companies and serves to challenge selected issues


Naming as a partner of CC Ecosystems creates positive image as a relevant, credible player in the innovation environment.

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