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.
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). ...
Applicability of the GripAble Therapy Robot to Patients After Hand Injuries
Hand injuries account for a significant number of injury-related treatments in the emergency room and cause high costs through medical care (medical treatment and therapy) and absenteeism. Since the recovery of hand function has an influence on the quality of life, and the duration of illness and incapacity to work ...
Virtual Summer School - tackling climate change through global learning
Global challenges require international cooperation at eye level and innovative solution strategies. The ZHAW's virtual summer school "Tackling Climate Change through Global Learning" with partners in Brazil and India aims to train students to become global change makers. Global learning, intercultural communication ...
Challenges for families of longterm survivors of childhood cancer during transition from adolescence to young adulthood - phase 1
Design Criteria for Communicating with Avatars and Smart Agents
The project is designed as a preliminary project for an SNF application. The goal is the design and prototypical implementation of a parametrizable experimental environment, which allows to simulate and test the linguistic, visual and behavioural aspects of communication and interaction between a smart agent and a ...