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Germany: Energy-efficient ICT for SMEs, the Administration and the Home

Germany: Energy-efficient ICT for SMEs, the Administration and the Home
Global Opportunities: With the programme "Energy-efficient ICT for SMEs, the Administration and the Home", the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy promotes innovative projects which aim at reducing the energy consumption in data centres, telecommunication nets, office and home applications. The programme was launched in 2012 and the first results were presented in May 2014.  More…

Swiss households enjoy the world’s highest level of wealth

Global wealth has reached its all-time high with 251,200 Billion Swiss Francs. Switzerland is again leading the ranking of average per capita wealth. More…

Switzerland tops new global Human Capital Index

When it comes to investing in people, Switzerland is way ahead of the curve. In a new global ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Switzerland reached first place – ahead of 121 other countries. More…

ETH Zurich ranked best university in continental Europe

ETH Zurich defended its position as the best university in mainland Europe in the latest World University Ranking of Times Higher Education magazine. Like last year, a total of seven Swiss universities are ranked among the top 200. More…

The Federal Government approves civil use of the Payerne airport

The Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved the opening of the Payerne (VD) military airport for civil aviation. According to FOCA, up to 8400 movements per year are possible in a long term view. Mainly business flights are planned. More…

Switzerland: Also ranked No. 1 as a tourism nation

Switzerland is, in many respects, one of the world's most attractive locations. Time and time again Switzerland receives top marks as a tourism nation as well. For the fifth consecutive year, Switzerland has been ranked first in the 2013 WEF Travel and Competitiveness Report. It was awarded excellent marks primarily in the areas of safety and security, health and hygiene, public transport, tourism infrastructure and environmental sustainability. More…

Post-it manufacturer 3M to open centre of excellence in Switzerland

The U.S. technology group 3M is relocating 250 jobs from abroad to Switzerland, where it is planning to establish a centre of excellence for production and requirements planning for the global post-it manufacturer in Burgdorf in the Canton of Berne. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of 3M (Switzerland), told the media that the decision to relocate to the Canton of Berne is a tribute to Switzerland’s competitiveness. More…

Innovation centre Switzerland: In Europe the unrivalled No. 1

Innovation centre Switzerland: In Europe the unrivalled No. 1
Switzerland is Europe’s top address for innovation. In the European Commission’s current Innovation Union Scoreboard, Switzerland once again outperformed the EU member states. More…


Country Information Germany

Country Information Germany
Useful addresses for companies dealing with Germany. Tips for everyday business and social life in Germany. Laws and regulations to be observed in trade with Germany. Overview of the major business sectors. More…

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SWISS Pavilion News & Exhibitors

SWISS Pavilion trade fairs

SWISS Pavilion @ Techtextil 2015

04. - 07. May 2015 - Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany


06. - 08. October 2015 - Hanover
Hanover, Germany
Exports from Switzerland 2013
Chemicals and associated products12'502'426'973
Machinery, units, electronics8'258'820'346
Precision instruments, watches and jewellery4'785'500'248
Imports to Switzerland 2013
Machinery, units, electronics9'775'130'976
Chemicals and associated products9'769'004'857

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