07-11-18 - Event

Al Gore visits Wyss Zurich

This year’s Wyss Zurich Annual Event, held on November 6, 2018, was quickly booked to capacity after the word spread that former U.S. Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore had agreed to be its keynote speaker. At that event, he joined some 300 invited guests from the academic, policy and business sectors in learning about the work of the startup accelerator Wyss Zurich, which is jointly operated by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, and its ongoing projects.

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05-11-18 - Event

Seminar Translational and Clinical Wyss Zurich Projects

Dr. Daniela Marino and Dr. Fabienne Hartmann-Fritsch (Wyss Zurich – ETH Zurich / University of Zurich) will talk about "Personalized skin grafts to treat skin defects – Status quo within the Wyss Zurich denovoSkin project" on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 12.30 - 13.30 p.m. at University Hospital Zurich, Kleiner Hörsaal OST.

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03-11-18 - Spotlight

Schweiz am Wochenende – „Milliardär Hansjörg Wyss spendet Geld gegen Selbstbestimmungs-Initiative”

The Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. h.c. mult. Hansjörg Wyss talks in an interview with "Schweiz am Wochenende" about his worldwide engagement, Swiss politics and why he does not travel to the WEF. He also made headlines worldwide this week: Berne billionaire Hansjörg Wyss wrote in The New York Times that we need to save the planet - and therefore he's donating $ 1 billion to protect the planet. What drives a person who spends billions for good causes? Read the interview in "Schweiz am Wochenende" (in german).

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31-10-18 - Media Coverage

Neue Zürcher Zeitung – „Nicht alles verdoppelt sich in 18 Monaten – wahrer Fortschritt braucht Zeit”

Although computing power and data are rising exponentially, this doesn’t mean that digitization will solve the world’s problems in an instant, says Wyss Zurich Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart. The Moore’s Law shows how processing power per microchip has doubled roughly every 18 months since 1971. This phenomenon has been the driving force behind digitization; today’s cell phones have more computing power than NASA used to fly astronauts to the moon in the 1960s. Read the full article in NZZ (in German).

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31-10-18 - Media Coverage

The New York Times – „One Billion Dollars for the Planet”

The Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. h.c. mult. Hansjörg Wyss will donate one billion dollar over the next decade to help accelerate land and ocean conservation around the world, with the goal of protecting 30 percent of the planet’s surface by 2030. This money will support locally led conservation efforts around the world, push for increased global targets for land and ocean protection, seek to raise public awareness about the importance of this effort, and fund scientific studies to identify the best strategies to reach our target. Read the article in The New York Times.

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30-10-18 - Press Release

Launch of Switzerland-wide platform for cell therapy

In Bern, a national, public-private platform was launched under the name "Translational and Clinical Bio-Manufacturing (TCBM)". Its goal is to combine the expertise in the translation of research results into clinical applications to foster the Regenerative Medicine as well as new cell therapy approaches in Switzerland. One of the platform’s Co-Leaders is Dr. Steffen M. Zeisberger, Head Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) and Cell- & Tissue Biobank (CTBB) at Wyss Zurich. Read the full press release of the University of Bern.

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30-10-18 - News

hemotune und Seervision have been selected for H2020 SME Instrument Phase I funding

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and innovation funding program ever with a budget of €77 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). With only about 8% of applications being funded, the selection of the two Wyss Zurich projects hemotune and Seervision is a great honor highlighting the work and engagement of both teams. Read more on the Horizon 2020 website about the work program from 2018 to 2020.

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29-10-18 - Event

Clinical Colloquium Regenerative Medicine – November 5, 2018

Dr. Simone Bottan (Project Leader HYLOMORPH, Wyss Zurich, ETH Zurich/University of Zurich) will talk about "Addressing the problem of fibrotic tissue encapsulation in surgical practice" on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1.00 - 2.00 p.m. at Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM), University of Zurich, Wagistrasse 12, WAD-L-121/3, 8952 Schlieren.

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26-10-18 - Event

Panel discussion – Ersetzen Roboter unsere Lehrpersonen?

What influence does the development of artificial intelligence in social robotics have on our educational landscape and how will the school change in future? On Thursday, November 1st, the 2nd TechLunch is taking place at Juventus Schulen. Wyss Zurich Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart is sharing his experience and opinion. Please click on the link for further information.

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25-10-18 - Press Release

World's First Autonomous Offshore Robot

In September 2018, the ANYbotics field team boarded a helicopter to fly out to one of the world’s largest offshore converter platforms in the North Sea. Based on its autonomous navigation capabilities, ANYmal performs routine inspection tasks to monitor machine operations, read out sensory equipment and detect thermal hotspots and oil or water leakages. ANYbotics is partnering with TenneT, Europeans leading electricity transmission system operator, to evaluate robotic inspection and maintenance on their offshore converter platforms. Read the press release for the latest ANYbotic's milestone.

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