Digital Innovation Incubation Program: UNIGE Digital Fellows

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) supports residency periods for its members at swissnex SF to enrich and enliven the links between UNIGE and the Bay Area.

Objectives

The goal of the Digital Innovation Incubation Program is to:

  • incubate digital innovation activities with the Bay Area and Silicon Valley ecosystem
  • create sustainable interactions and cooperation with the Geneva digital ecosystem
  • scout new trends and build thematic networks for UNIGE
  • identify and raise funding for joint projects

Projects

The call for projects gave rise to a number of excellent projects. The projects below have been selected so far, and we are looking forward to their implementation and results:

Fintech and the consequences of digitalization for the financial Industry, Olivia Döll, PhD Candidate, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI); residency November 2018

Spatial services for smart green energy management, Houssem Ben Mahfoudh, PhD Candidate, Institute of Information Service Science; residency June-August 2018

Fintech and the consequences of digitalization for the financial Industry, Gabriela Znamenackova Hrasko, PhD Candidate, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI); residency April 2018

Exploring the role of digitization and digital tools as an enabler for microgrid implementation, Ashley Christine Pilipiszyn, PhD Candidate, Institute for Environmental Sciences (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Martin Patel); residency September-December 2017.

Competing Crowds, Julia Buwaya, PhD Candidate, Centre universitaire d’informatique (PhD Supervisor: Prof. José Rolim); residency April-May 2017

Indie Drug Innovation: the DIY Remaking of Insulin, Estrogens, and Antibiotics, Gabriela A. Sanchez, PhD Candidate, Science and Technology Studies (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Strasser); residency March-April 2017

 

For more information and to apply, see UNIGE Digital Fellows.

Contact

Project Lead for swissnex San Francisco:

Benjamin Bollmann
Deputy CEO
benjamin@nullswissnexsf.org