Haelixa Team: Gediminas Mikutis, co-founder and CTO, Michela Puddu, co-founder and CEO (photo: Venture Kick)
17.02.2017 – Dr. Michela Puddu, supported by the Pioneer Fellowship Program at ETH Zurich and entrepreneur, brings her company Haelixa to new heights. With the win at the finale of venture kick, a venture platform, an additional cash of CHF 130’000.- will be available to the company.
The technology of Haelixa, an ETH Zurich spin-off, facilitates ecofriendly and economic exploitation of underground reservoirs of fluids such as oil or water with so-called green tracers. Read more
Srdjan Capkun, Professor am D-INFK (Photo: ETH Zurich / Giulia Marthaler)
22.12.2016 – Three projects from researchers at ETH Zurich have been awarded ERC Consolidator Grants based on their scientific excellence. One of them is Srdjan Capkun, Professor for Information Security in the Department of Computer Science and Director of Zurich Information Security & Privacy Center (ZISC), which is supported by generous contributions of various industry partners in cooperation with ETH Zurich Foundation.
In his project, Capkun plans to design a positioning system that takes security requirements into account from the very start, and also accounts for the way that positioning systems are built and used.
Photo: ETH Zurich
19.12.2016 – Data protection and the safety and reliability of IT systems are key issues for the economy and society as a whole, and, in turn, for Swiss Post. In light of this, Swiss Post has agreed a ten-year research partnership with the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC) at the ETH Zurich. Swiss Post believes this cooperation will be very promising, particularly in the fields of security, machine learning, analytics and robotics.
BASF Schweiz Forschungsstiftung and ETH Zurich are looking forward to their cooperation
16.12.2016 – The BASF Schweiz Forschungsstiftung is supporting the “Pioneer Fellowship Program” at ETH Zurich with funding in the amount of CHF 1.2 million. The money will go to the ETH Zurich Foundation, which support gifted scientists and forward-looking research projects in the field of specialty chemicals. The funds are to be invested in particular in innovations for sustainable building.
“Without science, there can be no innovation. Key impulses are given by young researchers with excellent qualifications, who contribute to new insights through their creativity,” says Dr Norbert Wagner, President of BASF Schweiz Forschungsstiftung. Read more
(Photo: ETH Zurich / Gian Marco Castelberg)
06. December 2016 – ETH Zurich will establish a professorship and new centre for media technology together with media companies Tamedia, Ringier and the NZZ Media Group.
The centre aims to better integrate research and practical applications and to help the Swiss media sector make use of technological advances.
Award winner Martin Ebner, 2. from right (Picture: BASF)
30.11.2016 – Martin Ebner, graduate of the Pioneer Fellowship and founder of the ETH spin-off Battrion AG, was recently awarded with the “Special Prize in recognition of applied sciences in Electrochemistry”. This prize, awarded by BASF and Volkswagen, is offered worldwide and supports excellent scientific and engineering achievements and strives to provide fresh impetus to the development of high-efficiency energy storage devices. Martin Ebner is part of these achievements. During his Pioneer Fellowship, he founded Battrion AG and increased the charging of lithium-ion batteries twofold while cutting production costs.
Prof. Sai Reddy with Jean-Marc Joerin, President Misrock Foundation
28.11.2016 – The Foundation of S. Leslie Misrock supports Sai Reddy’s professorship at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel since 2010 and recently increased its initial commitment for the second time. Reddy’s professorship was only made possible through the generous funding by Misrock Foundation.
For Jean-Marc Joerin, President of Misrock-Foundation, the partnership between Misrock, ETH Zurich and ETH Zurich Foundation has been a win-win situation from the start: “I’m delighted that Professor Sai Reddy, whose professorship is funded by the Misrock Foundation, is so successful. Our donation is bearing fruit. Sai Reddy and his research team are a gain not only for the ETH Department of Biosystems in Basel, but also for us.”
SIX Group CEO Urs Rüegsegger and ETH-President Lino Guzzella (Photo: ETH Zurich Foundation)
15.11.2016 – Data protection and security are of utmost importance to SIX as the main infrastructure provider for the Swiss financial center. To be even nearer to the beating heart of science, a twelve-year research cooperation agreement with Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC) at the ETH was sealed yesterday, making SIX an active cooperation partner for future projects and developments.
The commitment of SIX and other partners, in conjunction with the ETH Zurich Foundation, will allow the ZISC to operate its OpenLab, which aims to promote the central exchange of ideas and information between researchers at the ETH and partners in business. SIX will be actively involved with the ETH-ZISC OpenLab.
Pioneer Fellow Mattias Ivarsson (Photo: ETH Zurich / Markus Bertschi)
31.10.2016 – Mattias Ivarsson, former Pioneer Fellow at ETH and co-founder of the Zurich-based start-up Inositec AG, is at full speed. Together with investors of VI Partners and Zürcher Kantonalbank, he closed a seed financing round of CHF 1.4 million. Inositec AG is developing a novel class of drugs, mainly in the areas of calcification disorders and Clostridium difficile infection.
Martin Bosshardt (photo: Open Systems / Noë Flum)
21.10.2016 – In an interview with ETH Zurich, Open Systems CEO Martin Bosshardt talks about his time at the University and explains why it’s worth it to support the «Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme» (ESOP). Bosshardt emphasises the huge importance of ETH Zurich, not only for his company but also for Switzerland in general. That’s why Open Systems supports the talent programme ESOP with a generous donation. «Open Systems is helping to ensure that ETH remains one of the world’s top universities in the future.», says Bosshardt.