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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

Environment - Innovation - 19.12.2020
Get ready for the cleantech race!
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement means embracing a sustainable transition to renewables. Yet analyses suggest that decarbonisation can only be achieved with targeted government support for the right technologies. Tobias Schmidt vividly recalls attending the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as a doctoral candidate.

Environment - Innovation - 15.12.2020
Download, print and save the reef!
Download, print and save the reef!
Coral reefs are in acute danger of disappearing due to climate change. An artist and a marine biologist have taken up the challenge of rebuilding the reefs by harnessing the power of 3D printers.

Health - Innovation - 11.12.2020

Innovation - Computer Science - 10.12.2020
Engineering at the service of humanitarian aid
Engineering at the service of humanitarian aid
The Engineering Humanitarian Aid initiative, officially launched on 10 December 2020, will harness the expertise of Switzerland's two federal institutes of technology to benefit humanitarian aid programs.

Innovation - Computer Science - 10.12.2020
EPFL, ETH Zurich and the ICRC team up to bolster humanitarian aid
EPFL, ETH Zurich and the ICRC team up to bolster humanitarian aid
The Engineering Humanitarian Aid initiative, officially launched on 10 December 2020, will harness the expertise of Switzerland's two federal institutes of technology to benefit humanitarian aid programs.

Innovation - Environment - 09.12.2020
Ready for the market - thanks to an interdisciplinary partnership
Ready for the market - thanks to an interdisciplinary partnership
At NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, a new unit is currently being planned: STEP2.

Innovation - Health - 03.12.2020
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Engineers from the ETH Feasibility Lab are working together with the ICRC to develop a prosthetic leg that allows easy replacement of its wearing part.

Innovation - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Inventions that improve our lives
Inventions that improve our lives
If innovative projects and achievements in technology transfer stand out, they should be honored accordingly.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.11.2020

Innovation - 18.11.2020
Three spin-offs make the finals of a deep tech startup competition
Three EPFL spin-offs - CompPair, Hydromea and Nanogence - have made it through to the finals of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge, an international startup competition that is being held virtually this year.

Innovation - 14.11.2020
Cybathlon Moves Despite Distance
Today was the last day of the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition. In total, 51 teams from 20 countries competed against each other, completing everyday tasks with the help of state-of-the-art assistance systems.
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