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Google opens its new offices in Zurich

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Google opens its new offices in Zurich
The American IT giant Google opened its newest offices on Tuesday in Zurich. The new space in Europaallee next to the Zurich train station can has space for up to 5,000 people. Zurich is Google’s most important development centre outside the US. More…

Bühler to boost industrial insect production

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Bühler to boost industrial insect production
With its experience in process engineering, Bühler is now developing industrial solutions for the rearing and processing of insects to provide protein. In a first step, it has established a joint venture in China. More…

Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis

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Novartis enters into licensing agreement with Ionis
The Basel-based pharmaceutical group Novartis is expanding its cardiovascular portfolio by entering into an exclusive option agreement with the US company Ionis and its affiliate Akcea to license two novel treatments. More…

Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs

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Dubai state fund invests in Centralway Numbrs
The Investment Corporation of Dubai has invested in the Zurich-based Fintech company Centralway Numbrs, which produces an app that allows users to manage their bank accounts. With the investment, Centralway Numbrs intends to further strengthen its market position. More…

Enterprises in Switzerland invested over CHF 15 billion in R&D

| Fabienne Schneider, S-GE
Enterprises in Switzerland invested over CHF 15 billion in R&D
In 2015, investments in research and development activities from enterprises in Switzerland amounted to more than CHF 15.7 billion. This corresponds to an increase of 10% compared to 2012. More…

LafargeHolcim concrete behind Hamburg landmark

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LafargeHolcim concrete behind Hamburg landmark
Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonic will open its doors on 11 January – with a bit of Switzerland inside. Cement giant LafargeHolcim produced 30 customised concrete mixes for the cultural landmark. More…

Company Founders Cherish Lucerne

| Paul Felber, AKOMAG Corporate Communications AG
Company Founders Cherish Lucerne
In 2016 1056 new companies have been established in Canton Lucerne. Compared with other locations, this is the strongest growth rate. More…

Ava wins award in Las Vegas

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Ava wins award in Las Vegas
Ava won a Best of Baby Tech award at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas. The Zurich-based medical device company developed a bracelet that detects the most fertile days in a woman’s cycle. More…

Roche analysis device secures approval

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Roche analysis device secures approval
The American drug authority FDA has approved an analysis tool developed by Roche for diabetics. The device will now be made available to healthcare providers, alongside a newly approved analysis platform. More…

Ticketfrog expands in ticketing market

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Ticketfrog expands in ticketing market
The Olten-based start-up Ticketfrog has acquired the ticketing activities of its competitor Instahive and is integrating them into its own platform. The move strengthens its position in the advanced sales market for small to medium-sized events. More…