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22-09-21 - News

National Geographic Society - Hansjörg Wyss pledges a $500 million commitment for nature ahead of global biodiversity summit

In an unprecedented announcement, nine philanthropic organizations launched the “Protecting Our Planet Challenge” and pledged $5 billion to protect and conserve 30% of the planet by 2030 by supporting protected areas and Indigenous stewardship of their territories. This marks the largest-ever philanthropic commitment to nature conservation. Indigenous leaders welcomed the announcement as a sign of how the 30% target could be aligned with human rights. The pledge includes a $500 million commitment from philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss, adding on to the $1 billion pledge he made for nature three years ago, which helped inspire other philanthropists to support nature conservation. Please read the press release of the National Geographic Society here

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18-09-21 - Media Coverage

NZZ - Von Paketen, Motoren und Drohnen

The former Wyss Zurich project Wingtra is one of three finalists for this year's "Green Business Award", proving that sustainability and success can be achieved at the same time. Read about it in the article from the NZZ (in German).

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17-09-21 - News

Phire Therapeutics wins Venture Kick's second stage support

The Wyss Zurich project Phire and its startup win the Venture Kick's second stage of financial and entrepreneurial support. This support will help the project advance its development of an antibody-enabled blood stem cell transplantation treatment against Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

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16-09-21 - Media Coverage

Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart makes Switzerland a robot hub

Founding Co-Director Roland Siegwart speaks about how robots simplify our lives. Read more about the possibilities of robotics in his interview with the newspaper Blick.

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11-09-21 - Media Coverage

Associate Faculty member Marco Hutter in an interview with SWI

Marco Hutter spoke to SWI swissinfo.ch about how Switzerland is trying to accelerate the development of robots to work alongside humans in emergency situations.

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09-09-21 - Event

The Top 100 Startup Award 2021 - Numerous Wyss Zurich projects under the Top 100 Startups 2021

Our Wyss Zurich projects were again very well represented in this year's top 100 startups! The remarkable second place was taken by denovoskin's startup CUTISS, followed by our Wyss Zurich completed projects wingtra on rank seven, and Anybotics on rank fifteen. Moreover, our Wyss Zurich projects hemotune won place 37 and LifeMatrix place 47, Voliro made it to rank 68, and won the public voting. The TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award is the yearly reference event where the most promising Swiss startup CEOs, investors, and corporate executives gain deep insights into the latest proven concepts, network, and establish new business relationships. Switzerland is the home of excellent startups, and the TOP 100 is a unique opportunity to discover the best of them. Since 2011, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by a jury of 100 leading investors and startup experts.

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02-09-21 - Press Release

Voliro announces partnership with Bouygues E&S EnerTrans

Voliro AG, a spin-off from ETH Zurich founded in 2019 and currently accelerated at Wyss Zurich, today announced a new collaboration with Bouygues E&S EnerTrans AG. Voliro’s pioneering drone technology will be used to protect critical infrastructure such as powerline transmission towers.

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18-08-21 - Event

Conference - Biointerfaces International Zurich 2021

Today, the Biointerfaces International Zurich 2021 has started, an online conference on science, technology and translation. The conference aims to build bridges across relevant application areas, between science & engineering, innovation & technology, industry and academic partners and between senior scientists & early-career researchers. Wyss Zurich supports the conference as an official partner. Read more to find information about the program and speakers.

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18-08-21 - Media Coverage

Punkt4 - Roboter Beluga liefert Einkäufe für Jelmoli aus

The department store Jelmoli has developed the delivery robot Beluga together with the start-up and Wyss Zurich project Sevensense. Its prototype has now been presented. The robot also delivered a purchase to a hotel at Zurich Airport.

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17-08-21 - Media Coverage

Bilanz - Die Sepsis mit magnetischen Nanobeads besiegen

Sepsis is still one of the most dangerous diseases of all. The hemotune AG, a multi-award-winning ETH spin-off and project of Wyss Zurich, is tackling the disease with an innovative approach and completely new technology. The results give rise to great hopes. (Read the full article in German)

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