Mission of the UZH Space Hub

Founded in 2018 UZH Space Hub – the space and aviation cluster of UZH innovation hub - is now one of the globally significant space hubs. With its 35 high ranked research groups from the fields of earth observation, space life sciences, astrophysics and supercomputing, autonomous flying and navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles, green aviation and space sustainability UZH Space Hub is perfectly positioned to play a decisive role in the shaping of the growing space economy and space industry.

We offer:

  • Expertise in earth observation, space life sciences, astrophysics and supercomputing, autonomous flying and navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles, green aviation and space sustainability
  • Network consisting of 25 cooperating institutions and companies in Switzerland and 28 cooperating international institutions in Europe, China, Canada and the USA
  • Public private partnership projects
  • Expertise and access to research platforms

The UZH Space Hub is the “Space and Aviation” cluster of the UZH Innovation Hub at the University of Zurich, with focus on interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our mission is to bring together and to support students, researchers, companies and start-ups. Researchers meet here to discuss issues concerning every aspect of space and aviation, including mobility, robotics, medicine, astrophysics, remote sensing and many more. In particular, the UZH Space Hub combines academic research in the fields of Earth Observation, Life Sciences and Astrophysics, and promotes their use within business.

Moreover, we are closely connected to the Dübendorf airfield that serves as the central starting point for research and R&D-based flight activities in the innovation fields of the UZH Space Hub, e.g. for parabolic flights and Earth observation research flights with the Zeppelin NT aircrafts.

Do you want to have an insight about our visions and goals? Then, read our brochure and watch the corporate video below, which has been presented at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. (https://www.iac2019.org) in October 2019.