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Innovation - Life Sciences - 06.09.2021
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
The Capture dream journaling mobile application Scientists have known of the existence of lucid dreams - in which the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming - for decades, but the neurobiology is poorly understood and it remains unclear why some people have them while others do not. Lucid dreaming is thought to bring benefits including reduced anxiety, improved motor skills, memory consolidation and enhanced problem solving.

Innovation - Environment - 03.09.2021

Environment - Innovation - 01.09.2021
A carbon-neutral response to rising electricity demand
A carbon-neutral response to rising electricity demand
Many everyday activities rely on electricity. As we look to 2050, this dependence is set to increase, with demand for electricity in Switzerland likely to rise to 50 percent. The increased demand can only be met by transforming the energy system. Switzerland has set itself the goal of ending its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Materials Science - Innovation - 31.08.2021
Sprint - From dismantling to re-use as fast as possible
Sprint - From dismantling to re-use as fast as possible
Sprint sets new standards for circular construction: In only ten months, flexible and COVID-19-compliant office spaces were built at NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, using mostly reused materials and components.

Innovation - Administration - 25.08.2021
Federal Council seeks to strengthen Switzerland's appeal as a location for startups
The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER was commissioned by the Federal Council to examine Switzerland's startup ecosystem.

Innovation - Career - 11.08.2021
Who owns the discoveries and inventions made by scientists?
Who owns the discoveries and inventions made by scientists?
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS Every year, scientists churn out over 4,000 journal articles on new discoveries and nearly 140 inventions. Even though discoveries and inventions are closely related, it would be a mistake to put them in the same basket: the intellectual property is handled in two very different ways.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 23.07.2021
Wyss Center partners with Artiria Medical to accelerate a novel therapy for cerebral vasospasm
The new device will interact with the nerves responsible for constriction of brain arteries - a common complication after hemorrhagic stroke Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center and Artiria Medical

Innovation - 08.07.2021

Innovation - Environment - 06.07.2021
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
Synhelion and Empa are conducting a joint research project, co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, to further develop a high-temperature energy storage solution that is a key component in the production of climate-friendly solar fuels. The project will enable the cost-effective and scalable storage of high-temperature solar heat at over 1'000°C for the first time.

Physics - Innovation - 06.07.2021
Circuits of the future
Circuits of the future
The more connected the world becomes, the greater the demands that data traffic places on communications infrastructure.

Innovation - 06.07.2021

Innovation - Event - 18.06.2021

Innovation - Administration - 14.06.2021

Innovation - Environment - 10.06.2021
NEST to open its virtual doors
The research and innovation building NEST of Empa and Eawag can now be visited virtually at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Materials Science - Innovation - 12.05.2021
An enormous impact - despite Corona
An enormous impact - despite Corona
Empa's Annual Report 2020 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. Last year, hardly anything went as planned - and certainly nothing stayed the same: Right at the beginning Corona challenged us and kept us on our toes throughout the rest of the year.

Environment - Innovation - 04.05.2021

Innovation - Computer Science - 23.04.2021
3D models to explore the future of urban digitization
3D models to explore the future of urban digitization
A multidisciplinary Swiss team explored the future of urban digitization in its theoretical, technical, and legal dimensions by modeling the city of Sion with an innovative ScanVan.

Innovation - 21.04.2021
Innovation Park East part of Switzerland Innovation
Innovation Park East part of Switzerland Innovation
The national innovation platform Switzerland Innovation is expanding in Eastern Switzerland with its latest addition, the Innovation Park East.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 21.04.2021

Innovation - Economics / Business - 20.04.2021
Go-ahead for Swiss m4m Center
Go-ahead for Swiss m4m Center
Since 15 April, it is official: The Technology Transfer Center for 3D Printing in Medical Technology - Swiss m4m Center, in short - meets the requirements of ISO standard 13485:2016; it is thus allowed to produce implants and instruments for human patients.

Innovation - Campus - 16.04.2021

Innovation - 09.04.2021
Are Chinese politics a threat to the patent system?
Are Chinese politics a threat to the patent system?
Researchers show that foreign companies are less likely to have their patent applications granted in China than their Chinese counterparts.

Innovation - 09.04.2021
Does the Chinese patent office discriminate against foreigners?
Does the Chinese patent office discriminate against foreigners?
Researchers show that foreign companies are less likely to have their patent applications granted in China than their Chinese counterparts, and point out that this discrimination occurs in technologies of strategic importance to the Chinese government: the telecommunication and biotech industries.

Innovation - 22.03.2021

Innovation - Chemistry - 19.03.2021
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
EPFL startup INERGIO has just unveiled a prototype for a lightweight, eco-friendly, high-performance fuel cell that can supply energy in situations where there's no power grid.

Innovation - Campus - 15.03.2021
Of knowledge, light bulbs and levers
In his introduction to an exhibition by Max Ernst, the poet André Breton speaks of that "marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.

Innovation - Physics - 10.03.2021
The human body as a power plant
The human body as a power plant
The technology developed by the ETH spin-off Mithras Technology wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction movie: the user's own body heat powers what is known as a thermoelectric generator to charge wearables and other electronic devices.

Innovation - Health - 03.03.2021

Innovation - Health - 24.02.2021
SUPSI and IRSOL enter agreement for scientific collaboration in solar research
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL, affiliated to USI) have signed a collaboration agreement that will consoli

Innovation - Economics / Business - 05.02.2021

Health - Innovation - 02.02.2021
Innovative mechanical system makes it easy to turn bedridden patients
Innovative mechanical system makes it easy to turn bedridden patients
A mechanical system developed at EPFL's Instant-Lab halves the number of hospital staff needed to turn coma patients and makes the task less physically demanding.

Computer Science - Innovation - 22.01.2021
Research at the forefront of next generation 3D printing and digital drawing
The relentless digitalisation of advanced economies makes the future look very bright for R&D in modern digital technologies, especially in the fascinating and vast world of computer graphics and interactive techniques - where USI academics consistently exhibits cutting-edge research.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.01.2021
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