ETH Library idea contests

And the winner is…

The winning ideas are out now and can be viewed at (external link).

In a next step, we will verify the feasibility of the ideas. The idea submitters are welcome to take part in this phase.

Submit your ideas and win!

We are looking for your innovative spirit and creative input.
Participate in our idea contests until 31 December 2018 and contribute to the further development of our library services.

Entrants have the possibility of winning a voucher of their choice from ETH Store, Projekt Neptun, SBB or Swiss Book Vouchers worth up to CHF 300.

We are looking forward to your ideas.

Enter your idea (external link)

Current contests

We are looking for ideas on the following questions:

  • What use cases result from data provided by ETH Library for your work and your research or teaching activities?
  • How can we optimise the range of data further for your needs?
  • How can the use of data be simplified and rendered more efficient?

Let yourself be inspired by our wide range of data. Examples are:

Enter your idea (external link)

Fact Sheet Data Challenge (PDF, 105 KB) (external link)

We are looking for ideas on the following questions:

  • How can we support you more effectively when it comes to publishing your research output?
  • Do you have ideas for improvements and new features regarding the Research Collection, ETH Zurich’s publication platform?

The Research Collection (link opens a new window) is ETH Zurich’s publication platform. Members of ETH Zurich can use it:

  • to publish texts open access
  • to deposit research data and make it publicly accessible
  • to document publications for academic reports and display them on websites

Enter your idea (external link)

Fact Sheet Research Collection (PDF, 120 KB) (external link)

We are looking for ideas on the following questions:

  • What do you feel is a challenge for you in everyday university life?
  • Are there any future services provided by ETH Library that could help you overcome those challenges?

As ETH Zurich’s central university library, it is ETH Library's priority to provide services that are tailored to the precise needs of ETH Zurich’s students.

Enter your idea (external link)

Fact Sheet Student Challenge (PDF, 122 KB) (external link)


Contest procedure

October – December 2018Idea submission
January – March 2019Idea evaluation & announcement of winning ideas

Legal notice

To post an idea, a registration on the platform "Crowdicity (external link)" is required. User data is saved on the Crowdicity servers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Subnavigation and related Informations

Related Informations ETH Library idea contests


Claudia Lienhard
Innovation & Networking
Project coordination
+41 44 633 81 90

Claudie Lienhard