The ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs
In the ETH Center for Students and Entrepreneurs should come together under one roof what belongs together: motivated talents who will help shape the world of tomorrow with innovations – be it
- in the Student Project House, where the young talents can turn their project ideas into first prototypes in the makerspace,
- in the ETH Entrepreneur Club and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab (ieLab), where entrepreneurial minds are supported in developing their scientific knowledge into marketable products and are supported in the establishment of spin-offs,
- at the ETH juniors – a student-run consulting company that carries out national and international projects,
- or in the student associations of VSETH and SOSETH, where they can become active in university politics, culture and friendships for life are made.
The interdisciplinary exchange not only inspires the students, but also allows new, creative solutions to emerge.
"The new building of the ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs is to become an inspiring and pulsating ecosystem for students, which enables and promotes activities in the areas of university politics, culture and social exchange."
Luca Dahle, President VSETH
"The ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs offers us the opportunity to modernize our photo and digital laboratories and expand our services. Thanks to the huge overall offer, a new meeting place for creative exchange will be created."
Christoph Müller, President SOSETH (Picture: Board members SOSETH: Maximilian Falkenstein (left) and Lukas Matthys)
"We can’t wait for all 9,100 m2 to be filled with creative minds, ideas and prototypes. This building is an important milestone for Switzerland, a place where the inventions and innovations of tomorrow will be born."
Dr Lucie Rejman, Director of Student Project House
"The ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs will be a melting pot for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship bringing together people to want to make an impact and change the world."
Dr. Tomas Brenner, Head ETH ieLab
"The Centre will be the new hotspot for entrepreneurship and inventiveness at ETH Zurich. Through informative events, professional workshops and a new coworking space, students will have a very broad offer to strengthen and live their entrepreneurial spirit."
Linus Joos, President ETH Entrepreneur Club
"The new ETH juniors office will enable us even better to build a bridge between ETH and industry: as a representative meeting point with industry partners or as a working place for students who take on our challenges."
Marcel Eckard, President ETH juniors
“This new building has the potential to develop into a creative entrepreneurial hotspot at ETH and in Zurich, the city of innovation.”
Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot, President of ETH Zurich
“The new building will offer our students ideal conditions in which to implement their ideas, and is intended to nurture their innovative spirit.”
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Sarah M. Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich
“This building will definitely contribute to creating an inspiring innovation ecosystem where students and budding entrepreneurs, spin-offs and start-ups can learn from and with one another, and shape the future.”
Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther, Vice President for Research
“It is important to make sure that research insights from the ETH labs quickly find their into practice. Your support enables us to provide even more momentum to students and researchers with entrepreneurial ambitions!"
Prof. Dr. Vanessa Wood, Vice President of Knowledge Transfer and Corporate Relations
“The architecture charms visitors through its high awareness of the particular qualities of the Hönggerberg campus.”
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Infrastructure
“The ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs will offer enthusiastic students and young entrepreneurs space for creativity, connection and information-sharing across borders. For a Zurich where new ideas have a future.”
Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich and ETH Zurich alumna
“It's fascinating how many compelling business ideas with the potential to positively change the emerge from ETH. Promoting their development pays off in so many different ways."
Daniela Bosshardt, member of the Board of Trustees, ETH Foundation, Chair of the Board of Directors, Galenica
“The ETH Centre for Students and Entrepreneurs will be a place where we students can put theories to practical use. We will be able to gain our first project management experience and drive innovations forward. We find the information exchange and help provided by the community to be extremely valuable.”
David Shapira, Co-Founder of Rimon Technologies
“I had the privilege of experiencing the creativity, curiosity and drive of these students first-hand. Creating a place for students to explore ideas, learn to build prototypes, fail on the way to success only to get up right away and try again, will have a hugely positive impact on the world of tomorrow.”
Stephan Wehrli, investor in healthtech and partner at Zühlke Group
“An environment in which researchers swap information among one another with entrepreneurial drive, in which there are inspiring workshops and networking events with industry partners and investors, is the best way not to run out of strategies and solutions on the long road to a marketable product.”
Alexander Tanno, Pioneer Fellow