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Research foundations

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

  • Creative Agility – How art-based strategies transform digital and analog communication in organizations

    As part of the EU-funded Erasmus+ project "Creative Agility", the ZHAW, together with adult education partners from Liechtenstein, Germany and Austria, is exploring how art-based strategies transform digital and analog communication in organizations. The aim of the project is to develop a curricular training concept ...

  • ARES - AI for fluoREscence Spectroscopy in oil

    Extra virgin olive oil is very beneficial to our health due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Only a fifth of the extra virgin olive oils sold in Switzerland met the quality's requirements. This project aims to investigate a new method for the analysis of extra virgin olive oils through optical ...

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  • Literature Screening for SSPH+

    Preamble A large number of scientific publications become available on a daily basis, reflecting the rapid development of knowledge and progress of science on COVID-19 related issues. Leading authorities should base decisions or policies on this knowledge; hence they need to master the actual state of this ...

  • Plants and Minerals in Byzantine Popular Pharmacy. A New Multidisciplinary Approach

    Historical texts containing information of the medicinal use of plants, minerals and other natural products are highly interesting study objects for various disciplines, in sciences as well as in humanities. In particular, historical texts can provide rewarding starting points for natural product drug discovery, as ...