Who We Are

The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT'IS) is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to improving and advancing the quality of people’s lives by enhancing the safety and quality of emerging electromagnetic technologies. The Foundation was established in 1999 through the initiative and support of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, the global wireless communications industry, and several governmental agencies, and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

The IT'IS Foundation endeavours to provide an open, innovative and multidisciplinary research environment for the cultivation of sound science and research, and good education and training. Since its inception, it has attained a global reputation in the following research fields:

  • Electromagnetic sensor technologies
  • Computational electromagnetics in complex environments
  • Computational life sciences applied to complex anatomies
  • Novel & optimized diagnostics/therapy/treatment planning processes and devices
  • Exposure assessments/dosimetry/safety/compliance evaluation
  • Electromagnetic exposure systems for biomedical research

Results are widely disseminated to the scientific community and the general public through peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings, white papers, newspaper articles or television interviews. The activities are organized in the three areas:

Governed by a diverse Board of Directors from academia and from the government, IT'IS is led by its Directors, Niels KusterMyles Capstick and Esra Neufeld.

We invite you to learn more about the Mission of the Foundation and in particular about our research initiative IT'IS for Health.

IT'IS is a member of Zurich43.



Zurich43 is a strategic alliance formed of the four partner organizations IT’IS, SPEAGZMT and TI Solutions AG. Our common aspiration lies in pioneering new ideas, delivering break-through innovations, and creating outstanding products for the safe and beneficial applications of electromagnetic energy and information technologies, as well as for novel and more targeted medical treatments.

Driven by sound science and an unyielding passion for excellence, Zurich43 is a leading global player collaborating with a wide range of international research partners and serving over 500 customers worldwide. The more than 100-strong multidisciplinary R&D team of scientists, engineers and sales/support continuously develops customized solutions and, over the years, has established an impeccable reputation for quality by creating value in its services and products through active and long-term responsible ownership.

Zurich43 is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.