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1 Gedanken zur Forschungspolitik der ETH Zürich Prof. Dr. Vizepräsident Forschung und Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, ETH Zurich IDEE-SUISSE Golden Idea Award März 0 The Core Mission of ETH a) Studierend und Fachkräfte auf wissenschaftlichem und technischen Gebiet ausbilden und die permanente Weiterbildung sichern; b) durch Forschung die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse erweitern; c) den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs fördern; d) wissenschaftliche und technische Dienstleistungen erbringen; e) Öffentlichkeitsarbeit leisten; f) ihre Forschungsergebnisse verwerten.

2 Key Elements for Accomplishing this Mission Outstanding People Diversity in Research Excellent basic funding and research environment e.g. Technology Platforms High autonomy ETH, Departments, Professors, Scientist, Students Bottom up Interdisciplinary research federated through Competence Centers Governance built upon trust Get the best talents and give them the environment and autonomy they deserve. 3 Addressing the Big Challenges through Interdisciplinary Initiatives Engineering a Sustainable World Future Cities Sustainable Constructions World Food System CC Climate KIC Energy Science Center Environment & Sustainability Science & Technology for Health Med Tech Initiative Health Science Center Hochschulmedizin Zürich Simulating & Engineering Complex Systems Innovative Technologies & Processes Emerging Science & Technology Computational Science & Engineering Initiative High Performance Computing & Networking HPCN Risk Initiative (incl. CCSS and SED) Intelligent and Autonomous Systems Manufacturing across Scales Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab Inspire Systems & Synthetic Biology (incl. SystemsX.ch) Quantum Science & Technology Sc. of Ultrafast Phenomena D-ARCH D-BAUG D-BSSE D-INFK D-ITET D-MAVT D-MATL D-BIOL D-CHAB D-MATH D-PHYS D-HEST D-ERDW D-USYS D-MTEC D-GESS 4

3 NanoSoccer World Champion Built by Student Pioneering the Nano-World by students World Champion 007 and 009 Prof. Brad Nelson, ETH 007 Robocup Champs in Atlanta Europa Forum Luzern 5 5 The Global Competitiveness Report World Economic Forum

4 The Global Competitiveness Report 00-0 Quality of the educational system Quality of scientific research institutions Brain Drain 00 World Economic Forum University-industry collaboration in R&D Company Spending on R&D 7 People Bridging the Gap Funding ETH ETH Research Projects Funding Gap Pioneer Fellowships R&D Startups Industrial Partnerships Industry Days EU Projects Mandates Spin - offs Venture Capital, Akquisition Industry SNF KTI Projects Basic Science Technology Development Produkt Development Industrialization Value Chain 8 4

5 ETH Zürich Spin-off Companies 04 ETH Zurich Spin-offs founded in the last 5 years Biotechnology and Pharma 5 Spin-offs since 996 Survival rate after 5y of ~90% 500 jobs created since 998 High returns for investors Study from London Business School, 008 Chemical Processes and Compounds Electrical Engineering and Electronics Information and Communications Technology Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors and Analytics others 9 Swiss Technology Award 00 «Seed», «Start-up» und «Maturity Stage» All winners are ETH spin-offs 3 5

6 Some Successful ETH Spin-off Companies Leading sensor manufacturer, Founded in 998, ~ 70 employees 30 products on the market, many in OEM chain Software solutions for sheet metal forming simulation. Founded in 995, ~ 00 employees Glycosylation technology to increase efficiency of antibodies Founded in 000, ~ 56 employees Acquired by Roche for 35 MCHF in 005 Leading provider of GPS and communication solutions; Founded in 997, ~ 80 employees IPO in The Pathway to Excellent Research and Sustainable Innovation Its about people and passion best brains Entrepreneurial spirit Its about strong partnerships Linking basic science with the market Its about patience The path to success is longer than you think 6 6

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