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UZH Innovation Hub

About the UZH Innovation Hub

The UZH Innovation Hub is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich.

Basic research serves as the ideal basis for discoveries and innovations. Many successful inventions at the University of Zurich lead to new products that benefit society. The University of Zurich has an excellent research culture, with consideration always being given to the economic exploitation of excellent research. Creative and innovative students and researchers at the University of Zurich transform their marketing ideas into reality by founding a company.

From visionary idea to founding a company

As a catalyst, the UZH Innovation Hub accelerates the development of new inventions and ideas and strengthens the transfer of innovative research and teaching to the economy and society.
To Mission Statement

The UZH Innovation Hub strengthens innovation at the University of Zurich in strategic thematic areas and increases the visibility of academic innovation successes. Entrepreneurs receive help in turning research results into marketable products and transforming innovative business ideas into four areas of activity.

Strategic theme clusters

Three strategic theme clusters of the UZH Innovation Hub with intensive innovation activities have been identified: Biomedicine & Life Sciences, Digitalization, and Space & Aviation. Further strategic themes will follow.

To the Innovation Clusters

Action areas for entrepreneurs

Various components are essential for transforming innovative ideas into reality. At the UZH Innovation Hub these are divided into four areas:

  • Skills & Knowledge
  • Infrastructure
  • Network & Advice
  • Capital & Funding

Our aim is to make the initial foundation steps easy for entrepreneurs and to help them turn their entrepreneurial idea into reality.

Students and researchers interested in founding a company have access to a broad range of information, services and programs, some of which have been developed and are offered in collaboration with external stakeholders.

To the Entrepreneur Guide

Weiterführende Informationen

Extract of the UZH Innovation Hub presentation

Let’s Bring Innovation to Life

Entrepreneur Guide

You can find information, services and programs for entrepreneurs here:

Technology Transfer

Unitectra, the technology transfer office of the University of Zurich, provides advice regarding research and industry collaborations, patent registrations, license agreements and founding new companies through UZH spin-offs.