Technology transfer by bright minds

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Empa Director Gian-Luca Bona in conversation with Federal Councillor Guy Parmeli

Empa Director Gian-Luca Bona in conversation with Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin. Image: Mallaun Photography

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) the six institutions of the ETH Domain presented successful young companies whose business activities are based on research. The most prominent guest at the event that was hosted by the SLF was Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin.

Spin-offs and start-ups from the institutions of the ETH Domain make research results available to industry and the society at large. They are, therefore, an important element of the ETH Domain’s technology transfer strategy - and "living" proof that not only is top-level research carried out at ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, PSI, Empa, Eawag and WSL, but that their alumni are equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit and ready to assume leading roles in industry.

At the "ETH Domain at WEF 2020 in Davos" event, the two universities and the four research institutes each presented a successful spin-off or start-up. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, State Secretary Martina Hirayama, national members of parliament, representatives from several cantonal governments and the presidents and directors of several universities, colleges and research institutes got to know the companies and their fields of activity on a tour through the SLF.