The first research activities are already taking place on the site of the former airfield in Dübendorf. The ETH Zurich is doing research into autonomous driving (Prof. Dr. Emilio Frazzoli) and exploratory geophysics (Prof. Dr. Johan Robertsson). These research fields find what they need in Hangar 3: tranquility and lots of space. The Innovation Park offers free space, not only for resident users, but also for individual tests and external projects. Hence researchers from the University of Zurich and the ETH are able to use the hall 3 Drone Hall for testing autonomous drones. Learn more
Along with the public use of areas on the site of the future Innovation Park in Dübendorf, the Foundation offers interested companies a place in a kind of “waiting room” at Maagtechnic in Stettbach. By moving into these office premises, users benefit from the existing infrastructure, access to university partners, and get space in the Park as soon as this is available.
Centre for Immersive Wave Experimentation (ETH)
The research group is following a fundamentally new approach to seismic wave experiments using a robotic arm in Hanger 3, whereby the laboratory experiments lay the groundwork for developing computer models. Project MATRIX provides an important contribution to earthquake research by examining the behavior of seismic waves underground.
Learn more: www.eeg.ethz.ch/research/centre-immersive.html
Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (ETH)
In Hangar 3 an interdisciplinary team develops algorithms to drive a go-kart autonomously and make decisions on the basis of sensor data. The software developed for this and the collected data are available to the public.
Learn more: www.idsc.ethz.ch/research-frazzoli.html
NewGreenTec: Multi-talent for energy generation
NewGreenTec’s energy tower is a mini power station, combining solar panels, small wind turbines, storage and a power inverter in one appliance. It can be installed simply on the smallest base area and plugged in to the home network for one’s own ecological power supply.
V-Locker: Space-saving bike parking
V-Locker AG develops compact automatic cycle and E-bike parking towers which can be simply erected on the smallest base areas. These enable two-wheelers and luggage to be protected from vandalism, theft and weather at railway stations, shopping centres, office blocks, universities or residential estates. They are located, booked and operated by smartphone.
Learn more: www.newgreentec.com/v-locker
VRM Switzerland: Helicopter simulator with VR technology
VRM Switzerland builds innovative flight simulators for helicopter pilots. The training solutions are based on high resolution virtual reality technology and a dynamic motion platform (six degrees of freedom). Along with other things, the technology is being developed in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil.
Thanks to the VR representation pilots experience a completely new simulator reality. Compared to existing solutions the simulator from VRM Switzerland is light, small and cost-efficient, enabling ecological flight training. Every pilot can regularly practice dangerous scenarios, significantly improving helicopter flight safety.
Learn more: www.vrm-switzerland.ch
Matternet: Laboratory samples transported by drone
Matternet, a US company, develops drones to transport goods, and is the first company in the world to be granted a license to operate an entire drone logistics network over densely populated areas in Switzerland. In cooperation with the Swiss Post, Matternet transports laboratory samples between hospitals in Lugano and Zurich. Air transport is environmentally friendly, has logistical advantages, relieves road traffic and saves time centrally.
Learn more: www.mttr.net
Swiss Sino Innovation Center (SSIC)
Swiss Sino Innovation Center (SSIC) is a non-profit platform founded in 2017, with the focus on the in-depth development of the Innovative Strategic Partnership between China and Switzerland, and to facilitate the effective cooperation in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship between the two countries
Learn more: www.swiss-sino.org