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Infrastructure and Knowledge Transfer

UZH is committed to academic freedom and free research. We make high-quality knowledge available and accessible to society. To achieve these goals, the university provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art technology and offers various services that enable industry, policy-makers and the general public to benefit from the latest scientific findings.

For Researchers

Our website for researchers contains details about procuring research equipment, dealing with research data, or getting support in the area of patent applications, licensing research findings or spin-offs.
UZH for Researchers

Technology Platforms

Cutting-edge research requires cutting-edge infrastructure. UZH’s technology platforms meet the highest standards and facilitate efficient and interdisciplinary cooperation. Researchers at the University of Zurich have access to state-of-the-art technology platforms and highly qualified teams.
UZH for Researchers Technology Platforms

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

UZH provides researchers with hands-on support when it comes to translating scientific findings into products and services. We also help researchers who want to establish their own spin-off or start-up business.

UZH Innovation Hub

The UZH Innovation Hub is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It acts as a catalyst for the development of new inventions and ideas and strengthens the transfer of innovative research and teaching to the economy and society.
UZH Innovation Hub


Unitectra, the technology transfer office of the Universities of Zurich, Bern and Bern, supports researchers who are negotiating research contracts, patenting and licensing research findings or establishing their own spin-off business.

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UZH’s Infrastructures Score Highly

More about UZH’s Infrastructures Score Highly

The University of Zurich achieved excellent results in the Swiss government’s 2023 Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, acting as the sponsoring institution for 5 out of 14 large-scale priority projects.


University of Zurich
Office of the Vice President Research
Hirschengraben 48
8001 Zürich