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Research foundations

Of more than 14,000 foundations found in Switzerland, around one in four provide funding in the area of research and development in accordance with their stated purpose. ZHAW researchers also work successfully on application-oriented projects on behalf of foundations.

You can find details of our foundation-funded projects further down on this page. If you have any questions about the ZHAW and its collaboration with foundations, Manuel Bamert from the Research and Development / Business Service Unit will be happy to help.

You can also find further information on foundations throughout Switzerland under the following links: 

ZHAW-projects funded by foundations

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  • Development and construction of a sensor carrier for the drone-based measurement of methane and CO2 concentrations in near-ground air layers

    The Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam is researching the exchange processes between the ground and the atmosphere. To this end, the climate-relevant gases methane and CO2 are to be measured in air layers near the ground in order to make climate models more accurate. This is being done with an unmanned aerial vehicle. The ...

  • Molecular Sensory Guided Flavor Improvement of Plant-Based Egg

    This project utilizes the methodologies of Sensomics to enhance the flavor of plant-based eggs by bridging the molecular-level flavor gap. Through reverse engineering, the specific molecular components responsible for the flavor of chicken egg are identified and utilized to optimize the flavor of plant-based ...

  • Return to work of people with post-covid condition

    Moving forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems around the world are adapting to new ways of providing health care services alongside discovering pressing global health issues including mental health issues, substance misuse and abuse, and the disruption in people’s everyday living among others. According ...

  • Substance use to maintain occupational performance among persons with chronic pain

    Background Around 18 % of the Swiss population suffers from chronic pain at least once in their live. Chronic pain affects all areas of daily life and has a negative impact on quality of life, workability and well-being. Prescribed medications such as opioids are taken by persons with chronic pain primarily for pain ...

  • Meta-Study on Local Climate Action and NDCs

    The implementation and impact of climate action committed under the Paris Agreement can only be monitored if climate action can be traced from countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) back to local climate activities. Based on six country case studies produced by local partners in Brazil, Burkina Faso, ...