Milestone for new home of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship

25 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 Foundation, Milestone for new home of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
Sabine Keller-Busse, President UBS Switzerland, and ETH President Joël Mesot sign the contracts.
© ETH Foundation / Alessandro Della Bella
Sabine Keller-Busse, President UBS Switzerland, and ETH President Joël Mesot sign the contracts.
© ETH Foundation / Alessandro Della Bella

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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