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
Occupational Therapy for children with experience of displacement
Agricultural production, consumption, trade of food, etc -- the Swiss food system is as complex as it is central to our daily lives. Our food supply has a greater impact on the environment, economy and society than almost any other area of life. And yet we are not very familiar with the structures and mechanisms that outline food in Switzerland.
Development of an educational program for relatives of patients with refractory cachexia
The refractory cachexia can lead to suffering conditions in relatives of cancer-affected people, which can have a reciprocal impact. Educative interventions can alleviate this suffering and increase the quality of life of the actors involved in the disease process through an interdisciplinary approach.
The aim is, to develop an educational concept, ...
Does the POS-DemA improve dementia care in Swiss nursing homes
50% of nursing home residents are suffering from dementia (PwD) including other co-morbidities, which may lead to uncontrolled symptom burden. A comprehensive symptom assessment in order to avoid symptoms being ignored or misinterpreted, is difficult to conduct due to memory deficits and communication barriers. Only a few adequate ...