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.
Akteure – Diskurse – Medien
The objective of the project is to explore to what extent central developmental steps of school pedagogy from the mid-19th century are related to current debates in Switzerland. The hypothesis being investigated is that the school as an educational institution became the exposed object of the social statistics that ...
Supernodes in the dHealth Network
The dHealth Network is a decentralized blockchain based on NEM's open source technology and primarily designed for the healthcare market (specifically the pharmaceutical industry). As part of the network, the operation of a supernode will be enabled by ZHAW. Such a supernode is already used by the Blockchain Center ...
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 ...
CREATE – Microorganisms to foster pulses-based healthy food
Pulses will be fermented with functional microorganisms to obtain a protein-rich fermentate in which the content of microbially formed vitamin B12 and folic acid is increased and at the same time the content of FODMAPs is reduced and as a side effect, the beany taste is reduced. The necessary understanding of the ...