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12 new digitisation projects start the new year with funding

ZHAW digital is again awarding funding for digitisation projects in 2022. The “Digital Futures Fund” (DFF) promotes innovations and projects with overarching benefits. Since 2020, ZHAW digital has been awarding funds to support special digitisation projects. ZHAW employees receive up to CHF 20’000 for the twelve newly funded projects. The… Read More »12 new digitisation projects start the new year with funding

Practice writing while gaming

Up to a third of schoolchildren have fine motor difficulties that become noticeable when writing. A new digital game, which is being developed at the ZHAW’s Department of Health together with partners from ZHdK and PHZH, aims to make practicing fun.

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The smart hospital of the future

Together with Swiss universities and industry partners, the ZHAW is researching how hospitals can implement the digital transformation.

Modern forms of organization, digital technologies such as virtual reality or artificial intelligence, and the networking of processes and data can turn the hospital into an intelligent system and increase quality and efficiency. For three and a half years, a consortium led by the ZHAW is researching how this transformation to the hospital of the future can be implemented – together with four other research partners, around 20 hospitals and 24 industry partners. The research project “Smart Hospital – Integrated Framework, Tools & Solutions” (SHIFT) will run until June 2025. It has a total budget of 5.7 million Swiss francs and is supported as a flagship project by Innosuisse, the Swiss agency for innovation promotion.

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Smart, connected products: Jürg Meierhofer and team win Best Paper Award

Jürg Meierhofer, Christoph Heitz, and Frank Hannich won the Best Paper Award in the Service Science category at the Naples Forum on Service 2021 for their paper on optimising service value creation with smart, connected products. The paper was written as part of a DIZH Fellowship.

The paper describes a novel quantitative model for the design of the service interactions in the life cycle of customers using smart connected products – typically in industrial environments, i.e., in Industry 4.0 context – with the goal of optimising mutual service value creation for both the customer and the provider.

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Digitalising administration in Zurich: ZHAW digital awards 9 new fellowships to outstanding researchers

The DIZH Fellowships are awarded to outstanding ZHAW researchers who would like to work in a research cluster on cross-university and interdisciplinary digital transformation projects. In 2020 and 2021, a total of 27 fellows had already started their fellowships. This was the third call.

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Artificial intelligence to touch with drinks from the robot bar

At the Swiss Digitaltag, ZHAW presented five projects on artificial intelligence, including the new robot bar. The event took place in the “Nüü”, the new event location of ZHAW digital. Artificial intelligence has many faces. To experience the diverse applications of the technology, ZHAW invited people to marvel and discuss… Read More »Artificial intelligence to touch with drinks from the robot bar