Z43 Goes Carbon Dioxide-Free

As part of our effort to help create a sustainable and healthier future, energy at Z43 is now 100% renewable, which will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 60,000 m3 per year – corresponding to about twenty times the CO2 footprint of the average Swiss.

For the past 20 years, we have produced the heating energy for the Z43 headquarters in Zurich – home to the IT’IS Foundation, Schmid & Partner Engineering AG, and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG – as well as supplied adjacent residential buildings with more than 79 apartments with natural gas. Our labs, on the other hand, were cooled via a small heat pump powered by electricity. Though gas is “cleaner” than oil or coal, we strongly felt that it was time to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of power in order to run our work lives more sustainably.

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So we finally got rid of the gas burners in our basement and invested heavily in a new energy system. The newly installed 500 kW heat pump now heats and cools the various buildings by exchanging heat with the groundwater stream that runs 30 m below our premises. In addition, because our labs and servers produce more heating energy than we can use during the summer, we replaced the warm-water panels on the roof with photovoltaic cells to generate our electric power. We also took care to only subscribe to companies that exclusively generate electricity by hydro, wind, and solar power. This complements our internal policy that Z43 staff should only commute by car to work in exceptional circumstances (e.g., it was appropriate to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic).

We are proud that we have started to generate our own energy and have become largely CO2-free at Z43.

Curious how it looks? Check out our CO2-free energy production by clicking on the leaf:

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The leaf can also be found in the header of any of our webpages: IT’IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT, and Zurich43.

Z43 – Think Renewable!





Sim4Life V3.0 Release

ZMT is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V3.0. This major release offers enhanced tools for in silico optimization of in-/on-body wireless devices, exposure assessment of wireless power transfer (WPT) systems and for the design of 5th generation (5G) wireless devices. It also adds many powerful new solvers and modules for neuronal and acoustic evaluations (e.g., brain and spinal cord stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound) and for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) optimization and demonstration of MRI-safety of  implants.





ZMT Sponsors Student Awards at Latsis Symposium 2016 ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine

ZMT Zurich Med Tech AG sponsored student awards with cash prizes at the Latsis Symposium 2016 on Personalized Medicine ETH Zurich. Lars Bomholt, CEO of ZMT, presented the awards to three young investigators singled out for their outstanding presentations of research results.





Latsis Symposium 2016 ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine: Satellite Sim4Life Workshop on Sunday, June 26, 2016

ZMT Zurich Med Tech AG sponsored a Sim4Life workshop on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the ETH Zurich – an introduction to the world of computational life sciences (CLS) illustrated with Sim4Life application examples – in conjuction with the Latsis Symposium 2016 on Personalized Medicine ETH Zurich.

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First MITS3.0 Installed in Asia

ZMT Zurich MedTech AG and Dymstec are pleased to announce the installation of the first Medical Implant Test System MITS3.0 in Korea.






Sim4Life V2.2.3 Update Release

The Sim4Life Team is pleased to announce the release of Sim4Life V2.2.3, an updated version of Sim4Life V2.2.





IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Melchsee-Frutt on Mastering Sales/Funding, Spotting Trends and Shaping the Future

Twenty IT'IS Foundation, SPEAG, and ZMT co-workers convened for two-day retreat, 01 – 02 February 2016, held at the Hotel Frutt Lodge & SPA, in Melchsee-Frutt, Canton Obwalden. The goal of the retreat was to learn how to spot trends and become a trend setter, to master sales, to assess the current status of the organization, and to establish measures for improvement.





Let’s Party! Festivities to Kick Start 2016!

This year’s party of Z43 (IT'IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT) was held at trendy Art Dock, located in the former freight terminal between Zurich’s Hardbrücke and Central train stations.

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