As part of the UZH Innovation Hub, the Cluster for Digital Innovation fosters innovation related to the digitalization of our society.
At the University of Zurich, more than 400 researchers are working hard to better understand the impact of this change and explore solutions to the challenges a digital society brings upon us.
The Cluster for Digital Innovation aims at creating opportunities for the transfer of UZH’s knowhow into innovations for our society.
We bring a fresh perspective on the role of the university in dealing with societal change, strengthening different routes for innovation starting both from scientific insights and market reality.
The best solutions for society cannot be found through technology alone. It needs an economic, psychological and societal perspective to develop sustainable solutions. That is why we encourage innovators from across disciplines and industries to get involved, from scientists to students, from businesses to NGO’s and everyone in between.
We support researchers and students to develop their ideas across all stages of innovation, from idea to market.
We build bridges between university experts, innovators, corporations and organizations in the public sector. By lowering the barriers to connect and foster exchange in interactive events, the Cluster creates opportunities to co-create ideas to address complex challenges in the digital transformation of our society.
UZH talents have the potential to become the digital shapers of tomorrow. We offer trainings, coaching, and a community to provide our talents with the mindset, skills, and tools needed to take initiative and make an impact.
As an Innovation Cluster within the UZH Innovation Hub, we have the mandate to foster innovation within the broad field of digitalization (research). We design our actions bottom-up with the experts in the community and based on the needs of our stakeholders.
The Cluster operates alongside several partner organizations within the innovation ecosystem around UZH, all contributing in their own unique way to digital innovation.
The Cluster is run by Harald Gall (Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Informatics), Maria Olivares (Head Innovation), Eva Maria Håkanson (Innovation Officer), and Rachid Ben Maatoug (Innovation Coordinator). Harald Gall is leading the Cluster since its establishment in 2019.