The Geneva region is a global magnet for biotechnology, life sciences and cutting edge medicine. At HUG, the spirit of innovation is expressed particularly in clinical research, conducted in close partnership with the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. HUG enjoys national and international recognition:

  • in seven areas of cutting edge medicine
  • as a WHO collaboration center in six disciplines

HUG Innovation is also (key figures 2015) :

  • 231 research groups
  • 1,338 publications per year
  • 170 million Swiss francs, including 23.5 million from the SNF and 51.9 million from private funds
  • 3 new patents filed
  • 4 patents marketed
  • 9 start-ups created

With their partners, every year HUG also organizes:

Innovation at HUG is also:

  • one of the most modern technical facilities in Europe

          Overall value: 304 million Swiss francs.
          Investments/year: 22 million Swiss francs.

HUG's spirit of innovation and pioneering is also expressed in areas where it is recognized as a center of excellence and collaboration by the WHO:

  • eHealth and Telemedicine
  • Therapeutic Education
  • Historical Research into Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Safety
  • Vaccinology