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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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  • Dave Gage and his team won the final pitch in the Innosuisse Business Concept Course. With aiEndoscopic they are developing an intubation aid for emergency physicians and anesthetists.

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  • Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new X-ray contrast agent. The contrast agent is easier to use and distributes into all blood vessels more reliably, increasing the precision of vascular imaging. This reduces the number of animals required in research experiments.

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  • Two UZH startups have been selected for this year’s Venture Leaders Life Sciences program.

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  • Imaging technology helps to detect cardiovascular diseases much earlier; however, precise examinations are still very time-consuming. Researchers from ETH and the University of Zurich have now presented a method that could greatly accelerate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of blood flow.

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  • Looking for an inspiring internship this summer in the startup & innovation world which brings you further? Apply until April 24 to become a Future.preneur and get ready for the Future of Work.

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  • Researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have succeeded for the first time in creating a single computer-simulated model that combines processes in the development of planets that were previously simulated separately. In their novel simulations on the Piz Daint supercomputer, they identified a new kind of friction mechanism that could solve a ubiquitous problem in astrophysics.

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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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  • UZH already has a strong reputation for driving innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation are now to be given even more of a boost to make students and junior researchers more aware of career paths outside the traditional routes, explains Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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