ETH spin-offs can make yourself, your home and your city smarter

Have you ever wondered: How do you turn world class research research into products? Last week, I saw some cool examples of how ETH research is translated into products that can improve everybody´s life. We hosted an Industry day in the Pirates Hub with six of the 330 ETH spin-offs.

Have you ever wondered: How do you turn world class research research into products? Last week, I saw some cool examples of how ETH research is translated into products that can improve everybody´s life. We hosted an industry day in the Pirates Hub with six of over 330 ETH spin-offs created since 1996:
  • Are you a ambitious cyclist, runner or skier? Here´s something for you: Squipe develops the first monitor that tracks the brain signal that is relevant for muscle performance. Thus, athletes can avoid the so called “brain brake”. A prototype exists (photograph) – launch is expected in approximately two years.

  • Tired of searching endlessly for a parking spot? Parquery helps you find a free spot much faster and with less hassle thus reducing traffic and pollution in cities. The startup has developed a solution based on computer vision software leveraging standard camera hardware. First implementation of the solution show promising results.

  • Beekeeper helps to reach everybody in an organization with a new community tool for companies. Their tool is addressed especially at the workers who don´t sit at a desk all day sitting in front of a computer. They have already raised 5m CHF lately and are looking to scale now.

  • Would you like to have a light bulb that understands your mood and keeps your apartment safe at the same time? Sign up to become a first customer of Comfylight, the first LED light bulb that understands your pattern and mimics it when you are not home. And you don´t need a camera – so your privacy is not in danger.

  • Cities need a basis for their planning which is provided by SmarterBetterCities. The 3D modeling software CloudCities is easy to learn and even offers a free version for up to 2 models. And it has a lot of social features to share and discuss the created models. They secured their first funding lately and opened an office in California.
  • Antavi helps you to manage the crowd, e.g. at the Zurifest. This mobile platform is designed for event managers to communicate with the mobile patrols, observe the crowd and then share information across organizations.
 Thank you John Riordan for filming the videos.