Female academics are rarely involved in the commercialization of knowledge from research & development (R&D) at universities, both internationally and in Switzerland. Their share in spin-off creation is only very small, which means that considerable potential is lost to Switzerland as a country of innovation.

This collaborative project of the Federal Institutes of Technology at Zürich (ETHZ) and Lausanne (EPFL), the Paul Scherrer Institute, the Universities of Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva, as well as the Swiss universities of applied sciences in Western (HES-SO), Southern (SUPSI) and Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) aims at promoting equal opportunities in the field of spin-off activities by setting a specific focus on women.

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Nov 17, 2022