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.
Antidepressant Withdrawal in primary care patients (AWARE)
Based on a 6-month prospective cohort study we want to examine how, and if, primary care patients manage to stopp antidepressant treatment. Our main objective is to study the occurrence of withdrawal reactions, which can develop when patients try to come off antidepressants. We will also examine quality of life, ...
Feasibility study seat scan
In this project, the feasibility of a "measuring cushion for clinical use" is to be tested. The measuring cushion is to be designed in such a way that the anatomical body impression (relief) can be digitised. Central to this is a built-in pressure measurement (pressure height, direction and shear forces). The body ...
Green and sustainable digitalization for the textile industry
By optimizing production in the textile industry, digitalization can help to reduce power consumption and thus, emissions of pollutants. Yet, digitalization itself creates emissions, e.g., by using powerful AI algorithms. There is currently no transparency for how digitalization investments can reduce emissions. The ...
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 ...