There are approximately 13‘000 foundations in Switzerland, which distribute annually about 125 millions Swiss francs for education, research and innovation project. The ZHAW works effectively with foundations on practice-oriented research and development (R&D).
A large number of foundations, both in Switzerland and abroad, offer financial support for a wide variety of R&D projects. The themes supported by a foundation is determined by its goals; usually foundations address practical problems. With its application-oriented research, the ZHAW can thus make a contribution to solving such practical problems.
Manuel Bamert, at our Research & Development unit, is your contact person for all questions regarding foundations. He is in direct contact with various institutions in the foundation sector.
ZHAW-projects funded by foundations
Applicability of the GripAble Therapy Robot to Patients After Hand Injuries
Hand injuries account for a significant number of injury-related treatments in the emergency room and cause high costs through medical care (medical treatment and therapy) and absenteeism. Since the recovery of hand function has an influence on the quality of life, and the duration of illness and incapacity to work and is of socio-economic ...
Preventive Home Adaptation
Measuring participation of young children
The Young Children Participation Environment Measure (YC-PEM) is a proxy assessment that describes the participation of young children and environmental features in activities at home, in daycare and preschool and in the community. With the YC-PEM, parents and professionals can learn more about the current participation of a young child and at the ...
Evaluation of the "Chance KSR" program: A mixed-methods intervention study
This study investigates the efficacy of the "Chance KSR" program. Chance KSR is a school-based intervention aimed at increasing the opportunities of students from socio-economically disprivileged families to complete grammar-school and gain access to university education. The study combines a quasi-experimental approach with focus groups. It is ...
High-impact measures for the comprehensive internationalisation of curricula in Switzerland
Internationalization is a key priority of UAS. Yet, efforts in the internationalization of curricula (IoC) are still modest due to manifold challenges. Applying the IoC paradigm to Swiss UAS, this project develops high-impact measures that provide effective incentives to institutions wishing to internationalize their curricula. Collaborating across ...