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
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 human being in virtual reality. ...
Agrobiodiversity Summer School
Agrobiodiversity includes the diversity of crops and livestock species and varieties, the diversity of production and food supply systems, different agricultural practices and intensities and the biodiversity that indirectly supports agriculture through provisioning ecosystem services. Agrobiodiversity is therefore essential for locally adapted and ...
Measuring headache and headache-related dysfunction in Swiss office workers
Primary headaches belong to the most prevalent conditions, leading to pain and disability in the general population and especially in office workers (OW). In a Swiss survey in 2010, a monthly prevalence of 35% in OW has been demonstrated. The Swiss National Foundation has approved a study coordinated by ZHAW to address the issue of neck pain in OW ...
Measuring participation of young children
The Young Children Participation Environment Measure (YC-PEM) is a proxy assessment that describes the participation of young children and environmental features in activities at home, in daycare and preschool and in the community. With the YC-PEM, parents and professionals can learn more about the current participation of a young child and at the ...