A house for small and big ideas

The Student Project House gives an opportunity for students at ETH to think outside of their curriculum and set path. Here you learn how to identify an actual need, design solutions and test your hypothesis with real prototypes. We are convinced that combining the knowledge gained in your studies with the freedom to tinker and the understanding of the bigger picture can lead you to great innovations. We support students that want to bring their own ideas further in a student team.

Easter 2019: The Student Project House is closed on friday 19.4 and monday 22.4.

SPH Open Hours

Mon. 08:00 - 20:00
Tue. 08:00 - 20:00
Wed. 08:00 - 20:00
Thu. 08:00 - 20:00
Fri. 08:00 - 20:00
Sat. 12:00 - 15:30
Sun. Closed


Do you wish to take your idea and turn it into reality? Take a look at our Makerspace to see what services we offer in terms of workshops and working spaces.


Looking to learn a new skill, foster your creativity or challenge yourself? Take a look at our events and programs to find something suitable for you.


Have an idea? Need an idea? Want to start a project? Maybe even join an existing project? Take a look at what we have to offer in our innovation space.

A workshop for students

We have created a Makerspace open to all ETH students, so that you can test your ideas in real. Here you can build things and get advice on design & fabrication.

Makerspace Open Hours

Mon. 16:30 - 19:30
Tue. 16:30 - 19:30
Wed. 16:30 - 19:30
Thu. 16:30 - 19:30
Fri. Easter Break
Sat. Easter Break
Sun. Easter Break

Social Innovation Lab

Solutions for the world’s largest problems

The Social Innovation Lab at SPH offers students an opportunity to learn and experience how new products, processes or partnerships can tackle unsolved problems in society. Through talks, hackathons and design challenges, you will get inspired from solutions to climate change, deep poverty, inequalities, alienation, and many more.

Future of Food

Where Food and Agriculture innovations are born to feed future generations

Innovative solutions are required to tackle the global food challenges of today and identify opportunities along the entire food value chain for tomorrow. If you want support to develop solutions in the area of food and agriculture, this is the place to find out more.

Project Showcase

At Student Project House, we support students that want to realize their own projects. You learn how to identify an actual need, design solutions and test your hypothesis with real prototypes. We welcome students with and without ideas. All kinds of ideas, regardless of the topic, the size, and the maturity. Check out some of our team and community projects below.


OnBoard is an online platform where community members learn with each other. While various studies have shown formative assessment and immediate feedback play a key role in learning, it remains challenging to make the students' learning experience individualized. OnBoard combines the good sides of traditional classrooms and massive open online courses.


We are three students with a passion for sports and nature (ETH, UZH & HSG). During one of our training sessions, we had the idea of combining natural energy with great taste and a lifestyle product. Our vision was to use the energy of nature to help people achieve more. We didn't need artificial ingredients to develop our Nao drinks. Nature inspired us.

3D Fins

3DFins is a small project which aims to 3D-print surfing fins. Our ultimate goal is to make the fins cheaper, more customizable and high performance. In addition we understand that design is essential, that’s why we try to find the right balance in between them.


Tethys wants to bring together students with a passion for underwater technology and exploration and aims to be the first Swiss team ever to participate in the 2019 MATE ROV competition. This competition is held by the Institute for Marine Advanced Technology and Education (MATE) in the USA. Its goal is to motivate students, to apply and expand their knowledge by building an underwater robot.


We are building a system to solve one of the most significant global challenges in industrial automation: Ensuring quality in a fully automated manufacturing.


Acos is a personalized access control and data collection systems developed in the Student Project House. It is based on off-the-shelf components and offers an always increasing amount of functionality.

Precious Plastic

Precious Plastic aims to find renewed purpose for all non-recycled and non-toxic plastics waste. Our aim currently involves creating the space and machines that enable us to give a new life to non-recycled plastics. We hope to inspire you to come build with us and create plastic products. Plastic is a resource, not waste!


Swimming is one of the technically most demanding sports. In order to effectively convert power into speed, many factors must work together in perfect harmony. And despite how many people do swimming as a sport, good feedback is difficult to find and doesn’t come cheap: Currently, swimmers have the option to either join a club or get private lessons. Both options are costly and don’t fit every swimmer’s desire for flexibility and independence.


Haigō modular furniture system aims at creating a much more intuitive and pleasant user experience by taking the advantages of modular furniture, but eliminating the need for tools or any additional fasteners when putting it together and providing a more affordable, well-designed alternative to high-end designer pieces.


ARIS is the organization for students who are passionate about aerospace. It's ultimate goal is to bring together research, education, and industry in the field of aerospace technology to promote Swiss engineering excellence on a global stage. So far, over 70 students from ETH Zürich, HSLU and ZHAW have joined the project. The highly interdisciplinary team ...

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You can find us at the ETH Hönggerberg Campus in the HPZ Building. For the exact address and contact information, please follow the link below.

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