Innovation and Technology

Innovation and Technology
Innovation and Technology

Research and Development Hub

Switzerland invests over 3% of its GDP in research and development, placing it among the world leaders. The country boasts no fewer than 60 higher education institutions, which have close links with the international research community.  As an important center of research, Switzerland attracts highly qualified foreign researchers. A number of world-class institutions are based in Switzerland, for example the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

Leading Industry Clusters

Major industry clusters choose to locate in Switzerland. In the industrial sector, key roles are played by the machinery, electrical engineering, and metals industry (MEM). Switzerland is also growing in importance as a center of the information and communications industry (ICT). Northwest Switzerland is home to a unique life sciences cluster, and in the cleantech sector, Switzerland is particularly strong in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and recycling.

Strong Education System

In Switzerland there is no difficulty in finding well-educated, multilingual, motivated, and loyal employees. The Swiss education system combines high-quality vocational training with outstanding university education. This dual system fuels the country’s capacity for innovation and creativity. 

 

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    Within a few weeks S-GE had arranged contacts with representatives of the authorities, so that we were quickly able to choose from several options.

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    Ashok Santhanam

    President and CEO

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    Switzerland’s pharmaceutical and life sciences industry is unparalleled.

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    Ke Xiangwen

    General Manager, Dalian Shiji Xinyuan Technology Co. Ltd.

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    The proximity to the industry as well as the infrastructure and the professional support on all levels were crucial for the choice of location.

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    Silvio Lehmann

    CEO

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    Switzerland’s inspiring track record in terms of innovation and efficiency as well as its role as an emerging sustainable finance hub attracted EFW Capital Advisors.

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    Benjamin J. Ergas

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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    We have our EMEA headquarters in Switzerland because the relationship to the canton and the quality of life for our staff are unique.

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    Michael Harris

    Vice President and Managing Director EMEA

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    Switzerland is a key location for the research and development of Google products. This is where the inventive spirit lives.

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    Patrick Warnking

    Country Director

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    There’s no compromising when it comes to quality. If we want to offer our customers products aligned to their needs, we must be innovative.

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    Walter Zannier

    CEO

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    In Switzerland, we were able to access a highly skilled workforce which enabled us to significantly grow our human capital.

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    Arnab Sikder

    Executive Vice President and General Manager, European Operations, Highpoint Solutions

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    In Zürich we find highly qualified, internationally experienced specialists for our team, a major factor in our business.

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    Jan Valentin

    Managing Director, KAYAK Europe GmbH

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    Switzerland’s diversity provides an environment where creative minds can develop brilliant ideas.

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    Petra Jenner

    Country General Manager

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    MSA employees and visitors from around the world can travel to and from Rapperswil-Jona with great ease, which has been very beneficial to our business.

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    Ronald N. Herring

    President, MSA Europe GmbH

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    The top two markets for life sciences are clearly in the US and Switzerland.

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    Nima Farzan

    CEO and President, PaxVax

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    In Switzerland people are proactive, efficient and results-orientated as well as on-time and reliable – I like that a lot.

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    Shigeo Taniuchi

    Head of Europe

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    Being innovative means developing products and services in close collaboration with the customer.

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    Ralph Müller

    CEO

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    We have had a very positive overall experience in setting up and starting our operations in Switzerland.
     

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    Dr. Emanuele Buscaglione

    CEO

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    Switzerland has a perfectly balanced business friendly system. Stepping into European markets, it was exactly what our company needed.

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    Dr. Vladas Snieckus

    General Manager of European Region, Tasly Europe Co. Ltd

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    To produce our machines, we combine Brazilian passion and creativity with traditional Swiss precision, high quality and efficiency.

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    Rafael Bottós

    CEO, Welle Laser Technology

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    Switzerland has high innovation and quality standards, and is an environment that offers us clear growth opportunities.
     

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    Hans Ruckstuhl

    Managing Director, Wieland Electric AG Switzerland