ZISC is funded by ETH Zurich and industrial partners. The financial contributions are used to support the ZISC’s research and education program. The following are the current ZISC industry partners.

Armasuissearmasuisse is the Swiss federal competence center for the procurement of technologically complex systems and materials, defence technology and quality assurance.

NECNEC is a multinational provider of information technology services and products, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. NEC employs over 100,000 people around the world.

ZKBZ├╝rcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) is a bank with strong regional roots and an international network. With around 4,800 employees, ZKB is the biggest cantonal bank in Switzerland. ZKB joined ZISC in 2015.

ZurichZurich Insurance Group is a global insurance provider funded in 1872. With around 60,000 employees, Zurich Insurance Group serves customers in over 170 countries and territories around the globe. Zurich joined ZISC in 2016.

SIXSIX operates Switzerland’s financial market infrastructure and offers on a global scale comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial information and payment transactions. SIX joined ZISC in 2016.

PostSwiss Post is a diversified Group that operates in four markets. Its three subsidiaries Post CH Ltd, PostFinance Ltd and PostBus Switzerland Ltd provide high-quality, marketable and innovative services, and make every effort to satisfy the high expectations of their customers. Swiss Post joined ZISC in 2016.

Associate Partners

open-systemsOpen Systems is the preeminent cybersecurity and connectivity provider for the enterprise cloud. Open Systems relieves enterprises of the operational headaches as they securely scale in the cloud. Our services combine 24×7 expertise with an intelligent platform to predict, prevent, detect and contain cyberthreats so enterprises can thrive.

Former Partners

Credit Suisse (2011-2016)
Google (2011-2014)
IBM Research Zurich (2003-2011)
Sun Microsystems Laboratories (2003-2006)


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ZISC works closely together with ETH Foundation.