Application-oriented research and development carried out at the ZHAW is supported by the EU, by Innosuisse, and by various foundations, including the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF.
The ZHAW often carries out research with partners from industry, from the public sector and with other universities and research institutes. For such cooperation, various funding possibilities are available. In Switzerland, Innosuisse, and the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF are two Swiss federal government organisations which provide financial support for research. In a European context, the EU supports research projects with “Horizon 2020”, its EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will provide around 80 million euros for research purposes in the period 2014-2020.
Participating in such projects gives researchers at the ZHAW, as well as companies in the local area, the opportunity to make new and interesting national and international contacts. The ZHAW supports the research and development projects from conception to completion.