UrbanDataLab
OUR Vision
Building better cities
A digital ecosystem for demand-driven and sustainable location decisions
The Beginning
UrbanDataLab was motivated by a very personal experience: searching for the ideal place to live for the own family. Instead of using a zip code, I wanted to filter locations according to their conversion potential and the structure of the neighborhood and search specifically for specific situations in the neighborhood. I had to realize that there was no solution for this. As a techie of the ETH with appropriate knowhow about statistics and geodata, the first prototype was built, which allows a new form of interpretation and filtering of options. With the time it became obvious that this personal need is also relevant for companies and helps them to integrate the location into their business strategy - the foundation stone for UrbanDataLab was laid.
Who we are
UrbanDataLab is a spin-off of ETH Zurich and is based on more than 15 years of experience in data-based analysis and modeling of spatial developments - both in practice and in research. Our goal is to make this knowledge easily accessible on a platform and thus enable users from different industries to make better and, above all, individual location decisions in the urban environment. We are convinced that we can help to use urban spaces more efficiently and, by capturing trends and needs of user groups, also create synergies - from residents, workers, planners and owners to commuters.

Although we share a vision, our network is interdisciplinary in nature from:
  • Architecture/City Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Data Science
  • Geo Science
  • Software/IT

Do you like our vision? Then contact us without obligation and become part of our network. We are always open to meet interested people and also open for applications!
Who is behind UrbanDataLab?
PATRICK M. SCHIRMER
Dr.sc.ETH Urban Simulation
Founder, Lead Product


MATTHIAS GALIPAUD
Dr.Sc Mathematical Biologie
Data Scientist
MARTIN FLEISCHMANN
PhD Geography & Planning
Geospatial Data Engineer
JUAN
AGUIRRE
Bsc Industrial Design
Data Engineer
DAVID
RUPP
Dipl.Ing. Informatics FH
Software Engineer
SEBASTIAN OPALCZYNSKI
MSc Informatics
Backend Engineer
FABIAN
LINDNER
B.A.
Business Development
BRUNO
MORF
Manag. Director Financial Industry
Business Advisor / Board
POL
BUDMIGER
Dipl. Ing ETH
Innosuisse Coach


KAY
AXHAUSEN
Prof.Dr./Dipl.-Ing
Scientific Advisor
MARIO FACCHINETTI
Msc BA / Bsc FM
Business Advisor