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Ricolab: Why an innovation laboratory can be worthwhile for SMEs

Ricolab: Why an innovation laboratory can be worthwhile for SMEs
Keeping pace with new technologies, consumer trends or the digital transformation represents a huge challenge for many SMEs. The right way to approach this and indeed to become a pioneer is revealed by Ricolab, the new subsidiary of Ricola. The core task: Radical innovation! More…

Global competition: “Exporting SMEs need to think in business models"

Global competition: “Exporting SMEs need to think in business models"
Alexander Osterwalder, author and CEO of Strategyzer AG, on the effects of digitization on the business model of Swiss SMEs, the customer focus in innovation, and why SMEs need to create space and time to develop ideas. More…

Swiss exporters: Showcase your product in Japan with Swiss Design Kiosk

Swiss exporters: Showcase your product in Japan with Swiss Design Kiosk
The Swiss Design Kiosk is a new initiative showcasing Swiss Design products in Japan. It offers an opportunity for creative Swiss brands to introduce their products to Japanese design-aficionados. Interested companies or designers should get in touch with the curation team by the end of March/April 2017. More…

Fresh export opportunities thanks to credit insurance

Fresh export opportunities thanks to credit insurance
Winning an export contract is hard enough. But failure to receive payment is a serious blow. More…

Swiss E-Commerce: Expanding international sales with online channels

Swiss E-Commerce: Expanding international sales with online channels
Swiss SMEs still do not make efficient use of the big sales potential generated by the worldwide 1.1 billion online shoppers. Where does Switzerland stand in the global online shopper’s world? This is the focus of a new study, under the patronage of the International Trade Centre ITC. More…

Made in Switzerland: Global demand for Swiss Cleantech solutions

Made in Switzerland: Global demand for Swiss Cleantech solutions
The demand for “clean” products and services is growing, which opens up new opportunities for businesses and governments to invest. Switzerland is one of the top leaders in this emerging field, with strong exporting SMEs offering a wide range of innovative solutions. Innovative highlights are illustrated in the newly published 2017 edition of the Swiss Cleantech Report. More…

Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow

Swiss Business Hub Russia Held Its Annual Reception in Moscow
On February 8, 2017, the Swiss Business Hub Russia held its traditional Annual Reception in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow which was attended by more than 400 guests, including representatives of the Swiss business community in Russia as well as of Russian companies collaborating with Switzerland. The guests were greeted by the new Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Mr. Yves Rossier, and the Head of the Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Yves Morath. Besides, during the evening, the future Head of Swiss Business Hub Russia, Mr. Lorenz Widmer Schlaufer, who takes the office in August 2017, was introduced to the audience. More…

Swiss Federal Council adopts an initiative on the digitization of the Federal Customs Administration

Swiss Federal Council adopts an initiative on the digitization of the Federal Customs Administration
In its session of February 15, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted an initiative (the DaziT Program) for the comprehensive modernization and simplification of all of the Swiss Federal Customs Administration's (FCA) processes. Meeting this target requires a complete overhaul of the IT systems landscape at the FCA, for which a total of CHF 400 million is being requested. The economy, administration and general public stand to benefit from significant simplifications due to integrated digitized processes. More…

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Italian Elections: Brief Hiccup or Fundamental Setback?

Stefan Keitel, Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse, talks about the election in Italy and the consequences for the euro-zone.

Italian Elections: Brief Hiccup or Fundamental Setback?

Success Stories

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    Through the support of S-GE, AG Glattbrugg has representation in Stuttgart, which is successfully developing the German market.

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    PPURA produces high-quality pasta from original recipes. The organic products are also sold successfully in the UK.
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    Switzerland is the land of fine fruit brandies, but not only. Swiss quality-concious companies also produce vodka, whiskey and gin and now want to tackle new markets abroad. A delegation trip to London was a promising start for business activities in the UK.
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    The technology company has established a logistics organization in Warsaw with the help of S-GE, gaining new customers in the energy and industry market.

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    Since 2008, Züger Frischkäse AG, based in Oberbüren, St. Gallen, has been supplying specialty organic retailers in Germany with organic lactose-free dairy products: Mozzarella, cream cheese, curd cheese, mascarpone, goat’s cheese and butter. The distinctive green bar with the label “lactose-free” on Züger products has become the hallmark for the symptom-free consumption of dairy products.
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    Nobody in Europe buys more sunglasses than the Italians. With INVU, the Swiss Eyewear Group has been wowing the Italian “impulse buyer segment” (under 80 francs purchase price) since 2014. A market specific children's range with “zoomed down” adult glasses helped to open doors.
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    The family company Peter Moog und Cie AG produces the world's most innovative cleaning systems for wine barrels and tanks. The success in French viticulture is expected to also expedite the business of container cleaners in other industrial sectors.
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    High-quality implants for large bones: epimedical (Switzerland) AG produces medical implants and surgical instruments. With the support of S-GE, sales in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates grew rapidly.

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