Higher education institutions promote innovative projects for digitalization
13 July 2022 12:22
The DIZH digitalization initiative launched by the University of Zurich, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, the Zurich University of the Arts and the Zurich University of Teacher Education is funding four innovation structures with a total of 16 million francs, as was reported in a press release.
The new organizational forms will focus on areas including cybersecurity and innovations in digital health, strengthening the collaboration between higher education institutions in the canton of Zurich and companies or partners in practice in the long term.
The structures include a new place at the Dübendorf Innovation Park where experts from science and industry will in future shape the future of autonomous systems, such as independently navigating drones.
The Zurich Applied Digital Health Center will also receive funds. It researches digital health solutions in the hospital context and brings together experts from clinics, research, development and industry.
A third structure being backed is the Cyber Resilience Network of the Canton of Zurich. Its goal is to increase the resilience of Zurich as a business location and its population against cyber risks.
The Digital Health Design Living Lab is the fourth structure, as a hub for participatory design in digital health care. It will design innovative digital solutions “in the interest of high-quality, human-centered and value-based healthcare” with participation from the population.