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  • Their innovative and original research projects won over the jury: This year’s Mercator Awards go to Simon Etter and Barbara Strobl at the Department of Geography, the ethnologist Maria-Theres Schuler, and lawyer Oliver William.

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  • Our voices are as individual as our appearance. Phonetician Volker Dellwo knows how to decode their special characteristics. He is also developing cloned voices.

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  • Translating findings from medical research into applications to help people — that is the overriding aim of the MedTechEntrepreneur Fellowships at the University of Zurich, which are funded by the Werner Siemens Foundation.

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  • The Parliament of the Canton of Zurich yesterday unanimously resolved to provide 108 million francs of funding for the DIZH, the ground-breaking joint initiative by Zurich’s higher education institutions.

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  • An imaging approach developed at UZH enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail.

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  • Technology transfer office Unitectra recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. In the interview below, Managing Director Adrian Sigrist explains what has changed and why the organization has thrived.

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  • Artificial heart valves save many lives. But the problem is that a prosthesis is never as robust as the real thing. This is why UZH Professor Maximilian Emmert wants to get the human body to rebuild the damaged valves itself.

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  • Political scientist Fabrizio Gilardi and his colleagues established the Digital Democracy Lab.

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  • Biophysicist Ben Schuler will serve as a fellow at the Biophysical Society starting early next year. The US-based organization has recognized Schuler’s innovative contributions to protein research, marking the first time a researcher at the University of Zurich has received this honor.

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  • Robotics professor Davide Scaramuzza and his research group finished in second place at the AlphaPilot international drone race. Among the nine finalists, the first three places were all won by university teams.

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  • Wingman Ventures is ready to make a mark. The independent venture fund is all about providing know-how and financial support to help Swiss startups become international  market leaders. The fund is investing USD 60m in Swiss tech startups exclusively. 

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  • According to a new study from researchers at the University of Zurich, dental epithelial stem cells from mice can generate mammary ducts and even milk-producing cells when transplanted into mammary glands.

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  • Swiss researchers co-headed by the University of Zurich have now discovered a new class of antibiotics with a unique spectrum of activity and mechanism of action.

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  • Neuroscientist Fabian Voigt couldn’t find the perfect microscope to suit his needs – so he built one himself instead. His special light-sheet microscope (mesoSPIM) has since garnered interest from researchers all over the world.

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  • The OxyPrem team, headed by UZH Entrepreneur Fellow Alumnus Stefan Kleiser, are on a high. Only a few days ago their device OxyPrem 1.4 was granted the CE mark.

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  • Many anti-obesity drugs are not very effective or have unwanted side effects. One UZH spin-off wants to change this: EraCal Therapeutics is developing a potent and highly selective appetite suppressant. Animal models have shown that the therapy is twice as effective at reducing weight than current drugs on the market.

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  • The Future.preneurship-program is an official spin-off of Impact Hub Zürich, the hot spot for innovation and startups in Switzerland with a community of over 1’500 entrepreneurs. Future.preneurship connects career starters with innovative companies for internships. 

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  • Zurich is the most innovative region in Europe according to the 9th Regionale Innovationsanzeiger (RIS) of the European Commission.

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  • The top 30 finalists of the >>venture>> competition in the categories Hardware, Health & Nutrition, and Software & Services have been announced. Congratulations EraCal Therapeutics and Legartis for joining the finalists!

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  • Switzerland is the European leader with its strong biotech start-up ecosystem. According to "nature biotechnology", Switzerland ranks first place in scientific output, patenting activity, and venture capital availability.

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  • The University of Zurich is innovative – it’s official! UZH has achieved ninth place in “Europe’s Most Innovative Universities” ranking.

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  • Hookipa Pharma, a University of Zurich (UZH) spin-off company, made its initial public offering (IPO) at Nasdaq in New York.

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  • The paper focuses on the role of research-intensive universities in stimulating and supporting initiatives and programmes related to student entrepreneurship, but also on their role as drivers of entrepreneurial ecosystems.  

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  • UZH molecular biologist Prajwal and a team of researchers have developed a comprehensive rapid diagnostic test for multi-resistant tuberculosis pathogens. He now wants to turn the test into a commercial product with the help of a UZH Entrepreneur Fellowship.

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  • Yannick Devaud, a Post-doctoral fellow at the University Hospital Zurich, is one of the four winners of Venture Kick Winners Nationwide.

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  • Let us introduce you to the Startup & Innovation World. Find unique internships and get a chance to get into untested waters. Get prepared for the Future of Work. Become a Future.preneur.

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  • UZH spin-off Anaveon successfully closed a CHF 35 million Series A financing with the lead investor Syncona Ltd. based in the a UK.

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  • Learn more about the UZH Innovation Hub on the new UZH website regarding innovation, entrepreneurship and venture creation.

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  • On Friday, Dec-7, the 2018 edition of the UZH Social Entrepreneurship seminar came to an end. This year, students were pitching social business ideas to either decrease plastic waste or to improve basic opportunities to children of migrant families.

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  • On Digital Day, UZH presents ways in which digital technology can change and advance medicine.

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  • The first UZH Innovators Camp was held recently at the University of Zurich. Aimed at students and young researchers, it gave participants the chance to work together on developing business ideas from their projects.

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  • Jane Beil-Wagner and Stefan Kleiser are among the first recipients of the new UZH funding program created to support innovation in biomedicine and the life sciences. The “BioEntrepreneur Fellowships” for young researchers were presented at the annual media conference this week. And thanks to a donation from the Werner Siemens Foundation, UZH can expand the program.

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  • The Innovation Park Zurich promises great opportunities for research at UZH. The information pavilion was officially opened at an event in Dübendorf on Friday. Air and space travel was the topic of the hour – and UZH's Space Hub initiative is already using the airfield infrastructure for projects from all over Switzerland.

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