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Test + Scale

Test + Scale in Switzerland

Switzerland as a playground for your tech products and services

Sign up for this webinar and discover why Switzerland is the perfect playground to test, validate and adapt your tech product or service for the European market. 

You will be introduced to the Kickstart Innovation program that has facilitated over 170 partnerships between deep tech scale-ups, companies and institutions in Switzerland, and hear a testimonial from the Swiss Transit Lab, a real-world testing initiative for intelligent transportation systems.

Discover how you can unlock your business value with AI solutions and move beyond the experimentation phase and into commercial exploitation. And learn from a legal advisor about the pioneering tech regulations and favorable IP laws in Switzerland for your startup.

This webinar will give you a broad overview on why Switzerland might be the perfect location to test and scale your business and how collaborations with Swiss corporations, startups and research institutes can help you develop and adapt your business beyond your country’s borders. 

Switzerland is where deep tech meets pioneering regulations, efficiency and innovation.

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Target audience International late-stage tech startups, scale-ups and corporate executives who are entering the European market and are interested in Switzerland as a location for their business ventures.
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
Event language

English

Place

Online (CET/ACT/CST)
Switzerland

Cost of participating free
Registration deadline

Program

09:00am-10:00am CET / 4:00pm-5:00pm ACT (Europe/Asia)

Welcome by Sirpa Tsimal, Director Investment Promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Presentation on main stage: Test & Scale in Switzerland 

Choose one of the following live and interactive break-out sessions:

  1. Corporate Collaboration in Deep Tech by Katka Letzing, Co-Founder & CEO, Kickstart and Real-World Testing at the Swiss Transit Lab by George Themelis, Founder of PhotoGnosis
     
  2. Protection & Valuation of IP Assets for Tech Scale-Ups by Florian Ducommun, Founder & Partner, HDC, moderated by Swiss Business Hub Japan
     
  3. Scaling Artificial Intelligence in your Company by Nicole Büttner, Co-Founder and CEO, Merantrix Labs, moderated by Swiss Business Hub Germany
4:00pm-5:00pm CET / 09:00AM-10:00AM CST (Europe/America)

Welcome by Sirpa Tsimal, Director Investment Promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Presentation on main stage: Test & Scale in Switzerland 

Choose one of the following live and interactive break-out sessions:

  1. Corporate Collaboration in Deep Tech by Katka Letzing, Co-Founder & CEO, Kickstart and Real-World Testing at the Swiss Transit Lab by George Themelis, Founder of PhotoGnosis
     
  2. Protection & Valuation of IP Assets for Tech Scale-Ups by Florian Ducommun, Founder & Partner, HDC, moderated by Swiss Business Hub Canada
     
  3. Scaling Artificial Intelligence in your Company by Nicole Büttner, Co-Founder and CEO, Merantrix Labs, moderated by Swiss Business Hub Germany

Please note: The webinar will take place via InEvent. Each session will be recorded for you to refer back to at a later time. You will receive a personalised webinar access code in advance.

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Speakers

Speakers

Katka Letzing

Katka Letzing

Katka Letzing is the chief executive officer as well as co-founder at Kickstart, the biggest multi-corporate global accelerator in Europe involving startups from more than 20 countries. Before co-founding Kickstart, Katka worked on innovation projects focusing on acceleration and startup developments in the United States (Silicon Valley), Asia and Europe. Today, she continues to advance partnerships and bring together startups, leading corporates and institutions within the FinTech & Crypto vertical.

Florian Ducommun

Florian Ducommun

Florian Ducommun is an experienced attorney-at law with expertise in intellectual property & technology. After graduating from the University of Lausanne, he pursued his postgraduate studies in Comparative Law at McGill University in Montréal, where he focused on intellectual property law in its international dimensions. Florian passed his bar exam in 2009 and worked for several years in a medium size commercial law firm, then boutique firm specializing in technology and corporate law. In 2013, he founded HDC, with the aim of addressing numerous legal issues companies are confronted with in the digital era. 

George Themelis

George Themelis

George Themelis is a Greek-born entrepreneur with expertise and knowledge in the medical device industry. After obtaining his PhD in Health/Medical Physical from University of Crete, he gained experience in Germany and Switzerland working as a researcher.  In 2019, George founded PhotoGnosis that offers solutions how visual information can be used even more effectively in the mobility of the future. Originating from the field of medical technology, PhotoGnosis uses its solutions in the Swiss Transit Lab, for example in the field of passenger counting or security.

Nicole Büttner

Nicole Büttner

Nicole Büttner is an entrepreneur, economist and tech optimist whose passion is to make new technologies useful to companies and people. She has a strong academic background from University of St. Gallen, Stockholm School of Economics and Stanford University. Before co-founding Merantix, she worked as a hedge fund investment analyst & portfolio manager, and headed global business development for the world’s leading auction consultancy, Auctionomics and founded DataQuotient. Nicole is a Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum and was nominated as Young Leader by Aspen Institute.

Contact

Contact

Polina Popova
Project Coordinator Digital Marketing
Switzerland Global Enterprise
PPopova@s-ge.com
+41 (0)44 365 51 51

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Kickstart supports your startup in scaling your business in Switzerland. Their yearly open innovation program brings together later-stage startups with corporations, foundations, universities and cities in order to forge meaningful partnerships and foster deep tech innovation.

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