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ZHAW Digital Health Lab

The ZHAW Digital Health Lab brings together experts from the fields of biomedicine, health, technology and business, who together create innovations for digitisation in healthcare.

Vision & Mission

We believe that digital health has tremendous potential to enhance the well-being of everyone in our population. In aiming to make healthcare more accurate, personalized, and preventive, digital health focuses on the individual.

We face the challenges of digitalization in the healthcare sector by developing solutions for healthcare innovations. Through its broad base within ZHAW, the ZHAW Digital Health Lab combines the expertise of specialized research groups in technology, healthcare, and business. This forms a unique breeding ground for digital health solutions throughout Switzerland. 

We aim to be a leading, internationally recognized Swiss competence center in digital health. To achieve this, we rely on interdisciplinary cooperation and scientific exchange between our supporters. We work closely with service providers, industry representatives, health insurance companies, policy-makers, and other research partners to facilitate research, innovation, and technology transfer.

Our vision

The ZHAW Digital Health Lab creates  innovations for the healthcare sector that focus on people. We improve health care and promote technology transfer between science, industry and society.

Our mission

As a competence network, we work together with our partners to develop solutions to current challenges in the healthcare sector. In doing so, we exploit the potential of our interdisciplinary approach. We rely on result-oriented cooperation with our network and are valued as a competent partner.

Who we are

The ZHAW Digital Health Lab is a virtual, interdepartmental organization of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) comprising several departments and institutes. It brings together a variety of digital health activities and combines the competence fields of technology, healthcare, and business within ZHAW. 

Board & Ambassadors

The ZHAW Digital Health Lab was established in 2018 and is managed by a 7-member board of directors. The board meets regularly with its ambassadors to discuss the latest digital health topics. More information about the board and the ambassadors can be found here. 


The supporters of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab are currently organizational units of the ZHAW. All supporters have significant potential and the intention to advance the lab and its goals. More information about the supporters can be found here. 

Digital Health Lab Day

In keynotes, workshops, poster presentations and start-up pitches as well as other formats, the developments and specific applications of digital solutions for the healthcare sector will be presented and discussed using impressive showcases.

5. digital Health Lab Day - Digital Strategies for Future Healthcare

4. Digital Health Lab Day - Smart Healthcare & Digital Innovation

3. Digital Health Lab Day - Implementing Digital Health Innovations

2. Digital Health Lab Day - Digital Citizen-based Medicine

1. Digital Health Lab Day




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