From Mind to Market

Many successful inventions which originated at the University of Zurich (UZH) have led to new businesses and products that have benefited society. With its multitude of ideas, UZH stands out thanks to its excellent research. Innovation should also be economically viable: 95% of all UZH start-ups are still in operation after five years, which is a very high number by international comparison. Some of the most creative and innovative students and researchers at UZH bring their ideas to market by founding a business, e.g. as a start-up or spin-off venture. UZH’s high innovative capacity is also reflected in international rankings, with UZH achieving ninth place in the prestigious Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking in 2019.

Current Projects
UZH Life Sciences Fund

UZH Entrepreneur Fellowship-Programm
UZH Innovators Camp

Your Support
Innovative spirit and a short time-to-market are key factors for success in the field of start-ups and ultimately determine which businesses will prevail and which will falter. To make sure potential clients and the public can also benefit from the valuable expertise developed at UZH, the University of Zurich requires additional third-party funds to catalyze innovation. As a donor, you can help foster the entrepreneurial spirit of researchers. Your contribution will also help strengthen Switzerland as a business location through the creation of jobs.