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Nispera wins the 2021 Export Award

Zurich, September 30, 2021 – Zurich-based startup Nispera was today awarded the Export Award by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). The SME develops smart data solutions for monitoring facilities that generate renewable energy. Its software-as-a-service platform is meanwhile in use in more than 150 wind turbines, 250 photovoltaic facilities and 20 hydropower plants in over 25 countries. It convinced the jury with its rapid scalability in the competitive energy market. The prize was presented by Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at S-GE, at a festive award ceremony.

Award Ceremony Export Award 2021

In addition to Nispera, the Basel-based telemedicine provider Medgate and the family-owned company Penergetic International in Thurgau were also nominated for the final. However, the Zurich-based startup Nispera emerged as the winner. “Nispera has convincingly demonstrated the importance of rapid scalability in the competitive international energy market to the jury,” said Ralph Siegl on the decision. He is the President of the honorary and independent jury made up of renowned figures from the Swiss business, scientific and media world. “The company plans international growth carefully and sets priorities deliberately to achieve high effectiveness when entering new markets,” says Siegl.

Award presentation by Ruth Metzler-Arnold

S-GE was once again able to personally welcome the finalists to the award ceremony this year at the Zurich Convention Center. The celebration took place physically on a small scale and was also broadcast digitally. The trophy was presented by Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Chairwoman of S-GE’s Supervisory Board. “I would like to congratulate Nispera on this success. This startup stands out in particular for its ability to empathize with its customers and incorporate their rapidly changing needs into its own work.” Nispera is now allowed to use the label “Export Award”. In addition to the trophy, the winner will receive a voucher for export business support from S-GE, which can be used, for example, to assist with a new market entry, as well as a free Gold membership with S-GE.

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Strong growth abroad thanks to targeted planning

Founded in 2015, Nispera provides smart data solutions for monitoring facilities that provide renewable energy. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform of the startup is already in use in more than 150 wind turbines, 250 photovoltaic facilities and 20 hydropower plants in over 25 countries. The 15-strong international team achieves more than 80% of its turnover abroad. Its goal is to access further markets and achieve 97% of its turnover internationally. To this end, potential customers are identified by the Global Head of Sales and worked on by the team. Before the corona pandemic, the startup also took part in relevant events in the target markets. Thanks to its good reputation, it now benefits immensely from recommendations by satisfied customers.

About the Export Award

Every year, the Switzerland Global Enterprise Export Award is presented to a company that has successfully established itself abroad. The candidates and winners of the last few years show in an exemplary manner how Swiss SMEs have successfully overcome numerous obstacles to operate on the international stage with innovation, agility and cleverness. Hidden champions with huge potential for internationalization have repeatedly been discovered among the applicants. 

For more information, please contact:

Christine Moser
Senior Communications Manager
Mobile +41 79 255 00 13

About Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE)

S-GE is the official Swiss organization for export and location promotion with around 200 employees at locations throughout Switzerland and in over 31 countries. We support Swiss SMEs with their international business and help innovative foreign companies to settle in Switzerland. In doing so, we rely on a unique network of national and international partners. This allows us to create added value for our customers and prosperity for Switzerland.

As a non-profit organization, we provide a public service for our clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons. We operate our 27 offices, the so-called Swiss Business Hubs and Trade Points, jointly with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in 31 countries. Thanks to our global network of partners, we support our customers in many other countries.


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