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Innovation - Economics / Business - 29.06.2022

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.06.2022
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
EPFL spin-off Alithea Genomics has developed a system that allows scientists to easily tag bulk RNA samples with molecular barcodes so they can be processed by the hundreds in one single tube. The technology promises to dramatically shorten and streamline sample preparation for RNA sequencing, which will enable new applications for this technology, such as biomarker discovery and drug development.

Environment - Innovation - 24.06.2022
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
On Thursday, 23 June, stakeholders from research, business, administration and politics met at the Zurich Innovation Park in Dübendorf for the first meeting of the newly created SPIN platform for the promotion of Power-to-X technologies.

Innovation - Research Management - 22.06.2022
Greater support for knowledge and technology transfer needed for start-ups
Greater support for knowledge and technology transfer for start-ups can be achieved by improving the regulatory framework. This conclusion was drawn in an assessment report of test mandates, which was submitted to the Federal Council on 22 June 22. Proposed measures include clear policy guidelines on the handling of intellectual property at universities, providing start-up financing to cover patent-related costs, and including entrepreneurship training in university study programmes.

Research Management - Innovation - 21.06.2022

Innovation - Economics / Business - 20.06.2022

Innovation - Economics / Business - 14.06.2022
Technology transfer activities to industry on the rise at USI
With USI Transfer in 2021, the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and its affiliated institutions registered 40 new research contracts and 150 new agreements about technology transfer and 8 new patent applications filed.

Innovation - Computer Science - 02.06.2022
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
Perfect privacy technology and chasing rainbows
From banking to communication our modern, daily lives are driven by data with ongoing concerns over privacy. Now, a new EPFL paper argues that many promises made around privacy-preserving mechanisms will never be fulfilled and that we need to accept these inherent limits and not chase the impossible.

Innovation - 31.05.2022

Innovation - Materials Science - 24.05.2022
Research in the service of Switzerland
Research in the service of Switzerland
"How to best serve Switzerland" - that is the question behind numerous research projects and innovations from the institutions of the ETH Domain, said Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board, on the fringes of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Innovation - Politics - 19.05.2022

Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022

Innovation - Health - 17.05.2022
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Successful research does not happen in a vacuum - it needs a lot of money and resources. In addition to governmental funding, generous donors are of central importance for the Swiss research ecosystem.

Event - Innovation - 12.05.2022

Health - Innovation - 11.05.2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident.

Research Management - Innovation - 28.04.2022

Pedagogy - Innovation - 28.04.2022
Innovative application helps students learn to write
Innovative application helps students learn to write
EPFL startup School Rebound has developed a revolutionary application that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their handwriting in a fun and personalized way.

Innovation - Materials Science - 25.04.2022
Focus on people
Focus on people
Empa's Annual Report 2021 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa.

Innovation - Materials Science - 20.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.04.2022

Environment - Innovation - 11.04.2022
'CO2 must be fairly priced'
’CO2 must be fairly priced’
Empa is working intensively on solutions to reach the climate targets and is starting on its own doorstep.

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.04.2022

Environment - Innovation - 08.04.2022
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
The sewage system in Switzerland is very effective, one of the best in the world, but it is also highly costly and resource-intense.

Health - Innovation - 24.03.2022
AI enables personalized treatment of heart muscle inflammation
A research team from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern is investigating and developing innovative approaches that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 24.03.2022
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
The U.S. start-up Cryptosat has taken the EPFL developed Drand protocol, the internet's first production grade, publicly verifiable randomness beacon, into space for an historic experiment.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 16.03.2022

Innovation - Research Management - 15.03.2022

Innovation - 08.03.2022
Better results through equal opportunities
Better results through equal opportunities
Empa has been committed to creating equal opportunities for women and men for several decades.

Innovation - Campus - 03.03.2022
Las Vegas breakthrough
Las Vegas breakthrough
Ultra-fast capsules in vacuum tubes: All around the world, companies and research institutes are working on "Hyperloop" concepts.

Materials Science - Innovation - 23.02.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.02.2022
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
EPFL startup SwissInspect has developed a novel bridge-inspection system that combines structural engineering with drone technology, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.02.2022
Building lean pays off
Building lean pays off
Super-insulating materials such as aerogels are expensive. At the same time, they offer a powerful advantage: the thinner the insulation of a building, the larger its usable area.

Innovation - Research Management - 08.02.2022
Stick to Science Initiative: Call for open collaboration
Research and Innovation community urges European leaders to take action on Horizon Europe.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
'Planet Digital': Digital research and design join forces
’Planet Digital’: Digital research and design join forces
Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition "Planet Digital", mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art.

Innovation - Architecture - 11.01.2022

Health - Innovation - 20.12.2021
KSB and PSI forge a common research path
KSB and PSI forge a common research path
Kantonsspital Baden (KSB) and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen are following the same research paths, which they have confirmed by signing a new cooperation agreement.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 17.12.2021

Innovation - Campus - 15.12.2021
Las Vegas breakthrough
Las Vegas breakthrough
Ultra-fast capsules in vacuum tubes: All around the world, companies and research institutes are working on "Hyperloop" concepts.

Materials Science - Innovation - 15.12.2021
Building lean pays off
Building lean pays off
Super-insulating materials such as aerogels are expensive. At the same time, they offer a powerful advantage: the thinner the insulation of a building, the larger its usable area.

Innovation - 14.12.2021
Always on the move
We live in moving times. And quite literally: Mobility, both of people and goods, has probably never been greater than in our globalized present - apart from the restrictions imposed by Corona, of course.
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