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Find all information about start-up activities at ZHAW here.

Entrepreneurship@ZHAW integrates all start-up activities at the ZHAW and is the contact point and information centre for prospective start-ups and for members of the ZHAW who are interested in founding a company. Not only Innosuisse Start-up Training courses are offered but also exciting programmes and initiatives such as the RUNWAY Startup Incubator or "Innovation to Business" spin-off project and several other projects and events. Be inspired!

Entrepreneurship@ZHAW is hosted out of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

ZHAW Startup Challenge

Jump into your startup adventure and join the ZHAW Startup Challenge!

Compete against other ZHAW startup ideas for the chance to represent Switzerland at the week-long international startup competition Virginia Tech Global Challenge in the USA where your team has the chance to bring home prizes up to $25,000!

About the challenge 

Energy Startup Day

Yearly event for startups and pre-startups in the area Energy & Cleantech as well as companies that seek to collaborate with startups 

Startups will be able to present themselves at a specific fair 

Energy Startup Day


RUNWAY Startup Incubator

RUNWAY functions as an incubator and supports young start-ups in their early phases. It concentrates on accelerating, focusing and networking prospective start-ups. If you have a good idea, and maybe even a strong team, then get in touch with us right away!

Accelerate your business. Take off!

Innovation to Business

Within the framework of the “Innovation to Business” (in German) programme (I2B), promising innovations in the area of Life Sciences are selected from ZHAW research and accompanied as they progress to the spin-off stage.


Entrepreneurship@zhaw is open to all ZHAW-members and is supported by ZHAW School of Management and Law, ZHAW Life Sciences and Facility Management and ZHAW School of Engineering. Technopark Winterthur is a cooperation partner.