Challenge accomplished

What a way to start the new year: Thanks to over 1600 committed donors, we have reached the challenge target of CHF 1 million! The million will be doubled to 2 million by the Fondation ALCEA.

Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs

16. January 2024

Thanks to the commitment of over 1600 ETH alumni, students and employees the challenge target of CHF 1 million was reached in only eight months. We would like to thank all donors. Special thanks go to the ETH juniors who brought the challenge over the finish line and to Jost Allmeling, Plexim, Prof Dr Roland Siegwart, Dr Severin Hacker, Andreas Friedrich, Heer und Co AG and the Werner Steiger Foundation.

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Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs

2. November 2023

The existing project resulted from a public tender in 2020. However, as it started to take shape, the project grew increasingly expensive, with the rise in costs reinforced by the inflation that has affected all building projects over the last two years. The Executive Board has therefore decided to commission a concept study to re-launch the project. The core idea – to establish a hotspot for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship on the Hönggerberg campus – still remains. The valuable insights gained from the previous process will be incorporated into the new project, but costs are to be lower. The project will therefore be delayed by approximately two years. ETH feels particularly obliged towards donors, but also towards taxpayers, to build the new centre in a cost-effective way that maximises impact. The Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs represents an important milestone for ETH Zurich. When in operation, it will empower future generations of students to realise their creative ideas and enable entrepreneurial initiatives to achieve their full potential.

Centre for Students & Entrepreneurs

24. August 2022

Plans for a new building on ETH's Hönggerberg campus have taken a major step forward, thanks to a generous donation from UBS. The new space is to be a centre of dialogue and collaboration for creative students, the entrepreneurial ETH community, business and society. ETH Zurich and UBS are launching a strategic partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Over a ten-year period, UBS will invest up to CHF 20 million in two joint initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and raise interest in STEM subjects. In addition to these two initiatives, UBS will also make a donation of up to CHF 20 million to support the construction of a new ETH building on the Hönggerberg campus. The building will be a meeting platform for students and young entrepreneurs with business and society that will make an important contribution to ETH as an educational and innovative institution and strengthen Zurich and Switzerland as an innovation and business location. Thanks to the commitment of primary partner UBS, other organisations and numerous private individuals, CHF 25 million has already been raised to finance the space. For the remaining CHF 15 million further partners and donors are being sought.

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Dr. David Perels
Urs M. Schneider
Dr. Karlheinz Laube
BKW Management AG
Stefan Fritschi
Peter Hunziker
Dr. Matthias Weiss
Urs Steiner
Nicola Lanini
Emil Schneider
Peter Baumann
Hans Ammann
Prof. Milica Topalovic
60 Jahre Diplom Abt. III A/B*
Hanspeter Schinz
Dr. Markus Zimmermann
Dr. Vincenzo Salipante
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Gruber*
Giovanni Bovone
Beat F. Brunner
Regula Matasci-Brüngger
Dr. Udo Herlach
Bruno Diem
Hansjürg Zehnder
Reto Giudicetti
Marc Maurer
Julian Kaufmann
Dr. Claude Bastian
Enrico Scoccimarro
Dr. Jacob Rüegg
Hans Rudolf Krähenbühl
Matthias Vetsch
Aldo Roger Reibke
Frank Baumann
Dr. Cyrille Girardin
Willi Roos
Werner Zbinden
Dr. Dieter Trachsler
Dr. Ulrich Zürcher
Dr. Josef Huber
Mario Stöckli
Christian Lenz
Dr. Jakob Lattmann
Caroline Martin
Nikolina Krasimirova Angelova
Dr. Tiago Miguel Castelo Dias Cruz
Marco Raphael Stalder
Armando Zsolt Bohnhoff
Dr. Klaus-Peter Schäffer
Martin Frick
Dr. Philippe Nater
Marina Schweizer
Prof. Christoph Gemperle
Matthias Knoepfel
Jonas Casimir Belina
Hans Engeler
Murodjon Saymudinov
Ueli Leu
Karla Lienau
Georges Müller
Dr. Dino Sozzi
Alberto Salerno
Jörg Thomas Sommerau
Dr. Ruth Messikommer
Zelimir Dzambas
Ernst Berger
Kai Rouven Gutknecht
Christophe Bilger
Marcel Hayoz
Marco Fell
Dr. Stefano Torriani
Dr. Thomas Siegenthaler
Cesare Trabattoni
Hans Peter Schaufelberger
Erik Jentges
Philipp Berni
Christian Erwin Zingg
Ya-Chi Yu
Dr. Michel Gygax
Max-Ulrich Zellweger
Claudia Susanne Rüfenacht-Müller
Dr. Karel Doclo
Fritz Conradin
Manuela Bieri
Prof. Dr. Marc Ladner
Aikaterini Tsampazi
Prof. Jürg Wild
Andreas Spinnler
Dietrich Stauffacher
Dr. Josefine Reber
Prof. Dr. Monika Maurhofer Bringolf
Dr. Heinz Kaspar
Andreas Gasser
Hannes Wüest
Prof. Dr. Tobias Schmidt*
Jürg Hofer
Dr. Dimiter Ivanov
Prof. Dr. Felix Kozicki
Bruno Meier
Willy Schenk
Thank you!