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The institutions of the ETH Domain produce around 60 spin-offs each year. Among them, five are valued at over one billion dollars. Here is an introduction to these five “unicorns”.


The Swiss energy system is expected to be climate-neutral by 2050. The key to this is science: CO2 can be converted by electrolysis into raw materials for chemicals or synthetic fuels and the cost of a fossil-free energy system can be calculated using modelling.


The ETH Domain’s location strategy encompasses the associated locations of the ETH Domain institutions that work together with cantonal or international partners, and will serve as a guidance document for associated locations existing now or in the future. These play a key role in the national and international positioning of the ETH Domain in that ...

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At its meeting of 21/22 September 2022, the ETH Board decided to allocate CHF 10 million to additional climate measures in the ETH Domain. These will enable energy consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced further. It also discussed Horizon Europe. The ETH Board deplores the fact that Switzerland continues to be a non-associated country. ...

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At its meeting of 21/22 September 2022 and upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Joël Mesot, and the President of EPFL, Professor Martin Vetterli, the ETH Board appointed a total of 3 women and 13 men as professors and awarded the title of “Professor of Practice” to one individual. It also took ...


Pursuant to Art. 27 of the Ordinance on Public Procurement, contracting authorities subject to the Swiss federal legislation on public procurement are required once a year to report in electronic form on their public contracts exceeding CHF 50,000. In a coordinated campaign together with the other federal contracting authorities, the ETH Board is publishing its ...


Matthias Saurer is a physicist and heads the WSL isotope laboratory where complex measuring procedures are used to determine plants’ isotope ratios. These provide answers to questions about the nutrient and water balance in forests, for example, and provide important foundations for environmental and climate research.

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At its meeting on 13 July, the ETH Board approved “Joint Initiatives” of the ETH Domain Institutions covering “Energy, Climate and Environmental Sustainability” and “Engagement and Dialogue with Society”. The ETH Board is thus boosting the activities covered by the “Strategic Areas” of the ETH Domain, as defined in its Strategic Plan 2025–2028. In addition, ...

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The ETH Board has appointed Dr Thomas Wohlgemuth as the new member of the WSL Directorate with effect from 1 September 2022. This appointment brings the members of the WSL Directorate to seven, of whom three are women and four men. Dr Thomas Wohlgemuth is head of the “Disturbance Ecology” research group at WSL and ...

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