Researchers become entrepreneurs

Many successful inventions which originated at the University of Zurich (UZH) have led to new businesses and products that have benefited society. Specially created programs guide promising researchers on their path toward becoming entrepreneurs.

The University of Zurich stands out thanks to its excellent research and its capacity for economically viable innovations. Around 95% of all UZH start-ups are still in operation after five years, 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.