Promoting spin-off activities of female academics

A collaborative project by Swiss Universities (2022-2024)

Female academics and students are rarely involved in the commercialization of knowledge from research & development (R&D) at Swiss universities.

Their share in spin-off creation is only very small, which means that considerable potential is lost to Switzerland as a prominent country of innovation.

Promoting spin-off activities of female academics is part of P-7 Diversität, Inklusion und Chancengerechtigkeit in der Hochschulentwicklung (2021–2024) by swissuniversities.

Project partners


FHNW (Prof. Dr. Brigitte Liebig)


  • ETH Zurich
  • EPFL Lausanne
  • Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Basel
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)

Kick-off Event: 9 May 2022 in Olten

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This event is the starting point for a variety of activities in which all Swiss universities can participate. Representatives from gender & diversity, knowledge and technology transfer (KTT), innovation and start-up centers, and further stakeholders are invited to meet and discuss.

Date and time

9 May 2022, 01:15 PM - 05:30 PM


FHNW Campus Olten, Von Roll-Strasse 10, 4600 Olten


School of Applied Psychology


Please register by Friday, 15 April 2022.

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