Innovation

At ENAC, we aim to innovate at different levels, keeping sustainability at the center of our mission. Taking digital technology as our starting point, we produce technological and social innovations that contribute to sustainability in the natural and built environment, focusing on three areas:

Innovative research: Our students and researchers are stimulated to think across disciplinary boundaries and to generate original and groundbreaking ideas  that have the potential for practical applications for society.

Technology and knowledge transfer: We encourage our students and researchers to be entrepreneurial, to launch startups and to bring their research to the market in the form of relevant services and products. Our focus is on creating solutions and projects that support the Swiss economy, foster best practices and address sustainability challenges in today’s society.

Partnerships: We believe that working closely with external stakeholders (NGOs, regulators, the public and private sectors, and more) promotes co-creation and knowledge production and helps contribute to holistic approaches for sustainable development. The aim of our newly created association, FUSTIC (Future Sustainable Territories, Infrastructures and Cities), is to promote best practices and a culture of innovation across diverse sections of the Swiss economy. Together with ENAC’s clusters and centers, FUSTIC provides a creative space for researchers, students and external partners.

ENAC Innovation Seed Grants

The ENAC School has decided to dedicate seed funds to a specific program to ease the long path from fundamental research to innovation, technology transfer and market uptake and to encourage entrepreneurship for promising ENAC ideas & people in the form of ENAC Innovation Seed Grants.
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