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  • What will the transport of tomorrow look like? How will digitalization change the way we get around? In a new module run by the UZH Innovation Hub and the Digital Society Initiative, students from the University of Zurich examined the interdisciplinary challenges of digitalization and mobility. Over the course of a 48-hour “Innovathon”, they came up with creative ideas to solve real-world problems.

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  • The active ingredient aducanumab, which was discovered at the University of Zurich, has been approved for use in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Aducanumab, a human antibody, is the first treatment to slow down incurable Alzheimer's disease. 

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  • Onicio Leal is a startup founder and public health researcher in one. He wants to help improve the health of children growing up in Malawi.

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  • Tommaso Patriarchi's ambition is to decipher the brain's chemical language – using neurosensors that he has developed himself.

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  • In a facilitated five day innovation sprint students and researchers from three universities will work together to develop, prototype and test new ideas with a  focus on sustainability and impact based on the SDGs.

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  • Computational linguist Sarah Ebling wants to help deaf people and those with cognitive impairments access the digital world more easily – with an app that can translate speech into sign language in real time.

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  • Back pain: a disease common to many. However, with his newly developed stem cell therapy, biochemist Stefan Dudli is hoping to make it a thing of the past.

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  • An academic career involves a great deal of uncertainty. For junior researchers, success is as much about passion and enthusiasm as it is about perseverance, resilience and luck.

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  • The LOOP Zurich, the new medical research center in Zurich, promotes patient-focused therapies. To achieve its goals, the center brings together specialist knowledge in the fields of biomedicine, bioinformatics and clinical research from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich as well as Zurich’s four university hospitals. Two of The LOOP Zurich’s first research consortia have now started developing innovative treatments methods in oncology and neurorehabilitation.

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  • PolygonSoftware develops smart software solutions and relies on gifted programmers. The startup’s staff is made up entirely of students or alumni of the UZH Department of Informatics. The fledgling business has recently been granted the right to use the UZH Startup label.

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  • Seven new spin-offs emerged from UZH last year. The fledgling businesses have rolled out innovative software for drones, a novel treatment for stress incontinence as well as a method that makes prenatal interventions safer, among other things.

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  • In the next 10 years, the joint digitalization initiative by Zurich’s higher education institutions aims to explore the effects and opportunities of digitalization and develop innovative technologies. The initiative is now gradually taking shape, and the first round of calls for research and innovation projects has been launched.

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  • Molecular Partners announced their collaboration with Novartis on potential medicines for use against COVID-19. Molecular Partners will be responsible for Phase 1 and 2 trials for its two therapeutic candidates. If the trials are successful, Novartis will be responsible for further development, manufacturing, and global commercialization.

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  • Do you have a voluntary, social enterprise or environmental project that you would like to scale up, develop, and build? Are you looking for additional support and resources to grow your reach? Then U21 RISE is for you.

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  • Kick off your digital business idea with the help of experienced tech founders and experts. Apply now for the Digital Entrepreneurship: Bootcamp!

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  • A University of Zurich start-up has developed an innovative learning and assessment platform for teachers. Thanks to the platform’s cutting-edge technology, teaching staff can individualize and mark exams through an automated process.

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  • Find and meet the perfect match thanks to the Futurepreneuship’s “Young professional program” !

     

     

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  • The UZH spin-off ExoLabs has developed a model that can predict snowmelt and help hydropower operators generate energy more efficiently. The innovative business idea has now won the funding and support of the European Union.

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  • Find and meet the perfect match thanks to the Futurepreneuship’s “Young professional program” !

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  • EraCal Therapeutics, a spin-off from the University of Zurich and Harvard University, developed a new drug candidate for obesity and is now a finalist for The Spinoff Prize.

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