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
Digital Transformation in Arts and Culture
A study will show how digitization has changed the framework conditions and production processes in the cultural sector. From this, it is derived which state support measures would be possible for the development of the cultural sector and individual sectors (film, design, game). In addition to Switzerland, current digital cultural promotion ...
Startrampe Social Entrepreneurship
ZHAW social work students are already contributing to social inclusion projects and initiatives in various ways . The "Startrampe Social Entrepreneurship" project starts right there and supports these projects and initiatives to develop sustainably. Startrampe Social Entrepreneuship is aimed at all student projects and initiatives of former and ...
NatalieDB: Natural Language Interface for Databases
Due to the success of relational databases, new trends in big data technologies and Open Data, the query languages SQL and SPARQL are the most-widely used techniques to access databases. Even though SQL and SPARQL are very powerful, significant technical knowledge and training is required. Today, business users and scientists are restricted in ...
The Role of General Practitioners in Trauma Care
Primary care physicians (PCP) play an essential role in the provision of care in the Swiss healthcare system. In our study, we analyze the role of PCP in trauma care: (1) to what extent and when PCP provide first care after injury, (2) whether they act as single care provider or refer patients to other providers, and (3) what role they play in the ...
MBSR and Stroke