Disney Research - Zurich

The Walt Disney Company is one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. The company uses a portfolio of brands to differentiate its content, services and consumer products, and seeks to develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world. Walt Disney Company has 185,000 employees and a Market Capitalization of US$ 169 billion (2016). Disney Research Zurich (DRZ, Switzerland) is one of a network of Disney Research labs whose mission is to deliver scientific and technological innovation to the Walt Disney Company, as a differentiator for the company’s content, services, and products. The Disney Research labs combine the strengths of academia and industry by doing both basic and application-driven research. Active engagement with the global research community is encouraged, and publication used as a mechanism for quality control. Research proceeds by considering business needs and forging connections with business partners, with the final goal of technology-transfer.