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DIZH: Innovative projects put people at the centre

«Playful work», combating forced marriage or education for the 60+ generation: the 18 applications approved in the 2nd project call in the innovation program of the Digitalization Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH) use technologies and develop innovative applications to address human needs and values.

The 18 approved projects deal with the museum of the future, podcast design, digital co-creation or a trading zone between ethnology and computer science, among othes. Technologies are used specifically to enable human-centred innovation.

For the projects with a duration of 1 to 3 years, up to CHF 300,000 in funding from the DIZH special credit can be applied for. The funding was awarded in a competitive procedure. The work will start immediately until September at the latest.

With funding of CHF 4 million from the special credit, which is co-financed equally by the DIZH universities in a «matching funds» principle, DIZH enables exchanges between different perspectives and supports close collaboration between research and practice.

More information and details about the projects can be found here.