herHACK is the largest female hackathon in Switzerland. In 2021, more than 200 women joined to work together on a creative solution to a challenge within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year the second edition of herHACK will be conducted hybrid.
If you want to learn new skills and grow your network while experiencing an inspiring environment, sign up now and become a #herHACK. Regardless of experience, background and knowledge, make your sustainable ideas a reality. You can sign up as a group or alone and find your team later.
The hackathon is taking place physically throughout Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to attend workshops in the unique setting of our bubbles, followed by two online check-ins with our expert mentors. Check out the closest location and register!
The final will be held online, where the seven best projects will be selected to create an MVP out of your idea within 24 hours.
3 flagship events under one roof. Students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry representatives come together to discuss the latest developments in tech entrepreneurship and AI.
Attend workshops, listen to inspiring keynotes and meet your future collaborators!
Join us for the ETH Entrepreneur Club Launch co-hosted with the AI+X Summit 2022 featuring the InCube finals!
Switzerland’s leading sustainability-innovation event
Investing in sustainability means INVESTING IN PROGRESS & RECOGNITION to solve one of the world’s biggest challenges. All stakeholders such as investors, consumers, employees are pressuring the importance and asking companies to change to a PROFIT with PURPOSE approach. Leading companies are already implementing ambitious sustainability transformations however many challenges still need to be tackled. Transformation goes hand in hand with INNOVATION & CHANGE. To obtain these goals, more knowledge and insights are needed.
Switzerland and Horizon Europe provides an opportunity to learn about the latest status of the Framework Program for Research and Innovation and how the program contributes to early-stage researchers as well as established researchers, individuals and research groups. How are solutions to global challenges being sought together at the European level? How can researchers from Switzerland participate in projects and project submissions? The audience will have the opportunity to obtain first-hand information and actively participate in the discussions.
Climathon is a worldwide movement of people who actively combat climate change. At the centre of the movement is a 24-hour climate hackathon, held in cities around the world, including Zurich. That is why this year’s Climathon Zurich is a fantastic opportunity for everybody who wants to drive Zurich’s net zero journey.
Startup Nights is a two-day startup event that brings together the entire startup ecosystem: founders, investors, startup enthusiasts, students, universities, corporates and the innovation-minded population. The program includes keynotes by successful founders such as Philippe Sahli from Yokoy and Sandra Tobler from Futurae, as well as various workshops to help young startups get ahead. In Startup World, startups present their ideas and selected pitches to investors. In addition, startups and investors can arrange for a one-to-one meeting via the matchmaking platform. The two days are all about the startup vibe: uncomplicated, thinking big, familiar, inspiring. The event will be conducted mostly in English.
Novel data processing technologies, algorithms and systems commonly referred to as “artificial intelligence” are already having a major impact on our society – and their influence is set to increase greatly in the near future.
The development and use of AI systems open up great opportunities, but are also associated with risks. The EU and other countries have therefore been working on regulating AI for some time. Switzerland is still at the very beginning here.
The event will show what challenges exist in the use of AI and what approaches are currently being pursued in the Council of Europe and the EU. In view of these developments, a position paper on the legal coverage of AI in Switzerland is presented and the main features of a possible regulation are outlined. These proposals will be discussed with representatives from the federal government, companies and civil society, and with the audience.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hours hackathon where groups of startup enthusiasts pitch their ideas and build new ventures.
This year the event starts on Friday, November 11th evening and closes on Sunday, November 13th.
Techstars Startup Weekend offers a platform to connect with passionate and like-minded people driven to build something new, supported by experienced mentors. Meet new friends, colleagues, mentors, and cofounders during the 54-hour event.
Day 1: Friday, November 11th
19:00 – 19:30 Apéro & Networking – Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participant
19:30 – 20:00 Welcome & Speakers – Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
20:00 – 20:30 Pitching – Optionally line up to give your pitch
20:30 – 21:00 Voting – Attendees vote for the top pitches
21:00 – 21:30 Form teams – Teams start forming and discussing ideas
22:15 – 22:45 Day Wrap up – What are the next steps?
Day 2: Saturday, November 12th
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 Start work
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Check-in
14:30 – 15:00 Mentoring Sessions
19:00 – 19:30 Dinner
20:30 – 21:00 Checkin – After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
Day 3: Sunday, November 13th
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 Team check-in
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Pitch Prep & Rehearsal, Tech Check – Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also
17:00 – 18:30 Final Presentation – Present, watch and celebrate all your hard work throughout the weekend!
18:30 – 20:00 Judging & Apéro
Innovation comes from exchange and new ways of thinking – develop forward-looking projects together with creative minds. At the Swiss Innovation Forum, motivated start-ups, courageous idea generators and committed investors come together to advance the Swiss innovation landscape.
Keynotes and best cases provide alternative food for thought and input on the latest developments, trends, and technologies. In the interactive Experience Zone, you can experience Swiss innovation culture up close. Get to know like-minded people from different industries, find suitable business partners and leaders with strong implementation skills. Get inspired while networking and put your know-how to use in practice-related challenges.
The production of research data is often publicly funded; this makes it a kind of common good. If data are used by additional researchers or made available to the general public, they must be anonymized. As a result, they can only be used to a limited extent. Furthermore, with the ever-growing possibilities in the field of “Big Data”, it is difficult to predict at the time of data production what the data will later be used for. This raises ethical as well as legal questions.
The question, then, is how research should deal with this tension. What specific challenges does this pose for quantitative research, and what for qualitative? Doesn’t data protection inhibit the further development of innovative research approaches? Is there any point at all in collecting more and more data if it is done without planning for further use? What research ethics issues arise from recombining independently collected data sets?
We illuminate these questions from different perspectives, give the floor to an educational researcher, a sociologist and a legal scholar, who contribute their experiences and positions on this topic, and discuss with them.