New Mobility Initiative launched

Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, SBB CEO Andreas Meyer and ETH President Lino Guzzella anouncing the launch of the ETH Mobility Initiative during the World Economic Forum in Davos. (Photo: ETH Zurich / Andreas Eggenberger)

ETH Zurich is launching the ETH Mobility Initiative together with the Swiss federal railways (SBB). At the WEF annual meeting, ETH and SBB announced a significant expansion of research and teaching in the field of mobility which is to include new professorships. “This collaboration will allow us to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation – to improve people’s quality of life and the attractiveness of Switzerland as a location. As a strategic funding partner, we are delighted to be able to access ETH’s expertise and to support research and development in this field,” adds SBB CEO Andreas Meyer. The first ten years of the project will require CHF 100 million in funding. The donation by SBB to ETH Zurich Foundation is the first within the ETH Mobility Initiative. The partnership with SBB shall be expanded by other companies, organisations, foundations and private individuals.

More information about the ETH Mobility Initiative can be found here.