This year, the “Digital Futures Fund” (DFF) projects have their focus not only on digitalisation but also on sustainability. Thirteen projects start the new year with a funding by ZHAW digital.
Since 2020, innovative digitalisation projects by ZHAW employees have been funded by the DFF with up to CHF 20,000. The project ideas in the current round of awards lie at the interface between digital transformation and sustainability. They address – where possible – one or more of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide an overarching benefit for the ZHAW or beyond. “We are delighted that the selected projects have been submitted by people from a wide range of backgrounds – from researchers of various ZHAW departments to employees in the president’s office or Finance & Services,” says programme coordinator Navina Gupta.
The projects deal with circular economy, robotic process automation, digital teaching skills, sustainable buildings and energy systems, among others. Climate-friendly products, digital physiotherapy and sustainable food chains are also being realised.