feminno`s focus is on idea generation. For this you will be able to enlarge your network outside academia and learn how to evaluate the potential of your idea. In addition, you will receive advice and access to funding opportunities and mentoring to start your own innovation project.

Start of feminno call 8 in September 2024 with 10 days (of 8 hours) of presence.


  • At the end of the program you will be able to assess ideas for its Innovation Potential.
  • You have completed your first Business Canvas and Pitch.
  • You will be able to make a decision about your next career move and have the necessary Network to do so successfully.
  • You will be clear on your Competencies and have improved significantly some of your Pain Points. A personal Action Plan will be one outcome of the program.

Innovation fields

  • Biology, biotechnology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
  • Environmental science, ecology, sustainability
  • Health, medicine, pharmaceuticals
  • Psychology, mental health
  • Disease prevention and epidemiology
  • New technologies, data science, robotics, AI etc. in health and medicine
  • Fintech
  • any many more

Course Program

Certification and Credit Points

  • PhD students will receive 4 ECTS that are fully accredited in their PhD Programs
  • Postdocs will receive a certificate of attendance and 120 hours accredited to the PSC Career Development Program for Postdocs.
  • Researchers from university of applied sciences as well as alumna or young professionals that join the program through the School for Continuing Education at ETH Zurich will receive a certification of successful completion of continuing education for 120 hours.

Timing: Yearly between September and March

Duration: 10 days

Location: ETH Zürich or Uni Zurich Zentrum (some sessions may be held virtually)

Language: English

Costs: CHF 2200 for Alumnae; CHF 150 for PhD students and CHF 400 for Postdocs of ETH Zurich or University of Zurich; CHF 800 for Post-docs or PhD students of a Swiss University or UAS(other than ETH Zurich and University of Zurich).