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
NCI: Nursing Care Index
PAN: prevention admission into nursing homes / retrospective data analysis
Swiss Agile Research Network SARN
The Swiss Agile Research Network (SARN) brings together professionals from Swiss IT-companies and researchers in order to get a better understanding of Agile, Agile adoption and transformation, as well as Agile organization. Agile methodologies like, SCRUM, eXtreme Programming or Kanban have become mainstream in Switzerland and are currently ...
Optimization of the post-harvest process of cocoa beans in Ecuador
The general objective of this study is to optimize cocoa bean production in Ecuador in order to obtain a product – fermented and dried cocoa beans – with a reliable, high-quality aroma.
Dementia associated apathy
The lack of overt behaviour in individuals exhibiting dementia-associated apathy is not only stressful to family members and caregivers, it is also a major challenge for medical and nursing staff. Knowing whether apathy arises from an impaired function of the neural network of affect due to neurodegenerative processes accompanying dementia ...