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.
Accessible walking routes
The main aim of this project is to design and develop a map application for tourists in wheelchairs, people with restricted mobility and people with visual impairments. The app will provide specific information on the accessibility of areas of interest to tourists. In Switzerland, these include both urban ...
IdéeSport Agile Transformation
Idéesport, a Swiss foundation with 50 employees and 200 part-time positions, has initiated an agile transformation with the aim of fostering the development of new services and products. The aim is not only to introduce agile teams and agile working methods, but also to work as a fully agile organization (based on ...
COVID-19 Social Monitor
WWF Standards Evaluations
In 2015, the NGOs PUSCH, WWF and others published a comparison of food standards on the Swiss market in order to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. This comparison is based on a multi-dimensional evaluation through indicators in environmental, social and governance aspects (Herrmann et al., 2015). ...