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UZH Innovation Hub

The UZH Innovation Hub is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. It serves as a central repository for knowledge and competencies at the university, connects students and researchers with the innovation ecosystem nationally and internationally and helps to turn research results into marketable products and transform innovative ideas into reality by founding start-ups.

From Visionary Idea to Launching a Company

The UZH Innovation Hub strengthens innovation at the University of Zurich in strategic thematic areas and increases the visibility of academic innovation successes. 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.
UZH Innovation Hub Mission Statement

Innovation Clusters

Four strategic thematic clusters of the UZH Innovation Hub with intensive innovation activities have been identified: life sciences, digitalization, aerospace and healthy longevity. Further strategic themes will follow.
UZH Innovation Hub: Innovation Clusters

Support for Entrepreneurs

Researchers and students with business ideas can get help in turning research findings into marketable products and innovative businesses. Four areas of activity are covered:

  • Skills & Knowledge
  • Infrastructure
  • Networks & Advice
  • Capital & Financing

The aim is to make it easier for entrepreneurs to take the first steps in setting up a business and to support them in implementing their entrepreneurial project. 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.

UZH Innovation Hub: Entrepreneur Guide
UZH Innovation Hub: Workshops and Courses

Weiterführende Informationen

Alte Elmex-Zahnpasta

Invented at UZH

Did you know? The famous Elmex toothpaste was invented at UZH. Discover more products, processes and services that began life at Switzerland’s largest university.

Start-Ups and Spin-Offs

Since 1999, more than 100 spin-offs which develop or bring to market new products based on UZH technologies have been founded at the University of Zurich. A number of other start-ups have been founded since then by students, alumni and other members of the University of Zurich community.

For Researchers

Further information and advisory services in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship can be found on the UZH Innovation Hub website.