Innovation projects

CircuBAT - Improving the sustainability of electric vehicle batteries

Improving the sustainability of electric vehicle batteries at all stages of their life cycle. This is the challenge that the partners involved in the Flagship project CircuBAT, supported by Innosuisse, have set themselves.

Eskenazi SA - A traditional SME develops the tools of tomorrow

This family business with its 35 employees can look back on a long company history, but is investing in the future with its own research and development department.

How to deal with digitisation in the industry in a meaningful way

The University of St. Gallen (HSG), together with the Institute of Computational Life Sciences at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), has developed a method for simulating and comparing digital business models.

Innovating in the field of disability through co-creation

Generating ideas to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities. This is the purpose of the Technology and Special Needs Innovation Booster.

Fenaco - Improving Swiss agricultural production through digitisation

Weed control in the fields using smart technology. This is the goal of an Innosuisse project, led by five partners. The objective is to eliminate the dock, an invasive plant, which is difficult to eradicate under normal circumstances.

Planted - Plant-based meat with further improved taste and texture

Planted has been producing plant-based meat derived from pea protein since 2019. The Zurich-based company’s products are sold throughout Switzerland. To convince even more meat eaters to take the plunge into a “meat-free world”, Planted has teamed up with ZHAW to develop more appetising products.

Johnson Electric - A key technology for magnetic rotor manufacturing

Johnson Electric International, in collaboration with the iRAP Institute of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, has developed a technology to facilitate the production of magnetic rotors.

Bloom Biorenewables - alternative to petrol-based products

The start-up from Marly FR is developing a technology that allows biomass to be used for the production of cosmetics, textiles and food.

Avrion Therapeutics - Gene therapy to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Using gene therapy to address amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Promising research is currently underway using a combination of technologies, including genome engineering and artificial intelligence, beginning with a model organism, the fruit fly Drosophila. The work could lead to the development of novel treatments for this incurable disease.

On - The plane in the sole

Swiss running shoe brand On, together with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, has developed a type of carbon spring for running shoes that can be produced sustainably and cost-effectively. Waste from the aviation industry is used as the starting material.

Last modification 06.05.2022

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