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.