In this this brochure you will find an introduction to the metro and railway system in Chile, an overview of the projects-pipeline worth 13,5bn USD and the sectors in which we see interesting opportunities for Swiss companies.
This webinar provides insight into Canada’s rail infrastructure projects: the High Frequency Rail project (HFR) as well as numerous large-scale urban transit projects across the country. Our experts guide you through the Canadian market and provide recommendations.
Allegra is active in the trendy “trail-based tourism" sector. The company offers consulting and development services on leisure and cycling topics, as well as planning and building infrastructure (MTB trails and hiking trails, modular pump track systems, and soon also city bike parks). Allegra expanded to Austria in 2018, followed by Finland and Japan. The company has also completed projects in Germany, Italy, Sweden and France. With 20 years of experience, Allegra has a large project portfolio that appeals to customers all over the world. Allegra's Claude Balsiger, Owner, Senior Project Lead, and Mike Maurer Business Manager, explain their approach to entering new markets.
The Cleantech CUBE is the central platform for supporting Swiss Cleantech exporting companies and a core element of the cleantech mandate that S-GE manages on behalf of the Swiss Federal offices of Energy and Environment. It supports Swiss companies or associations that provide services or products in the cleantech sector by making them more visible to an international audience and offering supporting services via S-GE and its network. Registered Swiss SMEs benefit directly by receiving various information about events, information about the markets they are in or would like to target.
With a population of over 230 million, Pakistan has massive potential as a growing market and a huge need in the upgrade of the infrastructure. Our partner in Pakistan, the Swiss Business Council, has listed a big number of interesting infrastructure opportunities for you. Learn more about Pakistans large infrastructure projects and how Swiss companies can contribute.
Congested traffic, traffic jams, noise and exhaust emissions - motorized traffic poses challenges to cities and their inhabitants and demands a lot from them. But fortunately, there are solutions that can reduce and prevent the negative effects of urban traffic. Emanuell Tomes, CTO and co-founder of the LTS AG, highlights the potential of smart traffic sensors in an interview and tells how the sensors made it to Dubai.
The technical information model ETIM is now also being introduced in Australia and New Zealand. The start of the implementation of the classification standard, which enables technical product data to be exchanged internationally between manufacturers, distributors and customers, was announced by the employer organization Ai Group at the end of July 2022. This simplifies business for Swiss exporters from the construction and MEM industries.
How to deal with public clients abroad and what clarifications need to be made before entering the market: Edin Catic, Managing Director and CCO of ADP, and Robert Hug, Managing Director of ADP, in an interview.
Since 1951, the company Geobrugg has been manufacturing solutions that provide protection against the effects of natural forces such as rockfalls, landslides, avalanches and coastal erosion, ensuring safety in mining and tunneling, on racing tracks as well as in industry and test facilities. Gabriel von Rickenbach, General Manager Americas at Geobrugg AG, on personal contacts, fast service and invitations from partners.
Poland is one of the largest railway markets in Central and Eastern Europe, modernized to a large extent thanks to EU funds. Despite the country's 20-year membership in the European Union, it’s infrastructure investment needs are still enormous. It can be expected that from 2024 railways in Poland will be dealing with an implementation of infrastructural projects of record value.
Walter Steinkogler, COO of Wyssen Avalanche Control AG and CEO of Wyssen Canada & USA, highlights the challenges for infrastructure companies in the US and Canada, from project set-up to financing and tool procurement.
Just some 40km from the Swiss border, the new pole offers a unique ecosystem for Swiss companies who are already active in Italy or monitoring upcoming clusters. Both, ABB and Novartis were pioneers and started their collaboration as part of the alliance called Federated Innovation.
As we move deeper into the decade and adjust to the realities of the evolving pandemic, the race to meet decarbonization and emissions reductions goals has become increasingly urgent. According to the IPCC´s Mitigation of Climate Change report released in April, emissions must peak by 2025 in order to reach 2030 targets. In the face of daunting net zero challenges, the construction and finance sectors are embracing digital solutions that leverage data visualization and modelling to achieve key decarbonization targets. This article highlights these solutions and evaluates the impact of regulation and standardization on innovation in each.
The US has been deemed a focus market for infrastructure for Swiss companies in light of the once-in-a generation funding levels and connected initiatives. This article lays out the US domestic content requirements which are tied to US infrastructure funding, including the most recent US Infrastructure Bill. Two key sets of provisions protect US manufacturing but also offer unique approaches for Swiss companies with innovative infrastructure products and solutions.
Turkey's developing economy offers lucrative investment potential in infrastructure across a wide variety of sectors including transportation, healthcare, and energy. Learn more about ongoing and upcoming projects in the Turkish infrastructure sector.
More than €8bn will be invested in Madrid Nuevo Norte, a project aimed at redeveloping Madrid’s northern districts placing rail transport and sustainability at the heart of district regeneration. What are the opportunities for Swiss companies?
South Africa has been suffering from chronic power shortages with regular load reductions since 2007. Up to 2030 the country will need environmentally friendly energy sources in order to retire the current fleet of coal-fired power stations, providing interesting opportunities for Swiss companies. How can they obtain lead time information and enter the power sector in South Africa?
How can circular economy provide a model that enables our economies to grow while maintaining our planetary boundaries? Let us present a brief summary from around the world on circular economy activities from clean technology innovators across the industrial landscape.
In 2018 the Irish government announced a €116 billion investment in infrastructure until 2027 (The National Development Plan). The plan prioritizes energy and climate change projects, as well as housing, roads, and railway construction, and water system improvements. The scale and importance of this project opens up great opportunities for Swiss exporters wishing to take their technologies and solutions to Ireland.
A lot of money is being invested into the public transport system in Canada. The Thurgau-based company Stadler was able to win a major contract in Ottawa. In the wake of this, we asked Martin Ritter, CEO Stadler US Inc., about the opportunities and challenges he sees in the Canadian market and how Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) was able to support the Swiss company in Canada.
The railway system in Istanbul with a length of 233.05km is under construction and will reach - after being completed - a length of 454.75 kilometers. The activities in Istanbul to decrease the traffic density and increase the abundance of the rail systems, provide interesting opportunities for construction and supplier companies.
Norway’s transport plan provides for investment figures in the two-digit billions. Large amounts of funding are being earmarked, primarily for new construction and modernization of existing infrastructure. It’s an intriguing prospect for Swiss exporters.
The Lausanne-based start-up Olympe SA develops software to reduce the use of resources and improve people's quality of life. The company sees great market potential in Germany and France, says business development chief Denis Berger in the interview.
Planning work on the central airport between Warsaw and Lodz are making progress. The new mega-airport will initially handle 45 million, and later up to 100 million passengers per year, making it one of the largest airports in Europe.
Grounded yet innovative. Close to nature yet globally oriented: Neue Holzbau AG Lungern specializes in supplying the timber engineering industry. Its products score points for their broad span widths, delicate structures and elegant arches, and they have convinced renowned architects like the company’s many developers and customers. These still come primarily from Switzerland, but with the support of Switzerland Global Enterprise, the company is now broadening its horizons internationally.
What are the biggest administrative challenges in cross-border goods transportation and customs processing? Which classic mistakes can Swiss exporters avoid and which trends are taking shape? Discover all this in our interview with customs expert Karl Strohhammer.
On 3 April 2019, the Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV published its Annual report 2018. SERV finishes the financial year with positive company earnings of CHF 2.0 million that are, however, significantly below those of the preceding years. Learn more about it here.
Kuwait’s economy is undergoing a transformation. The wealthy Gulf state is preparing itself to do without dwindling oil revenues. Billions of dollars of investment in energy, traffic and transport, healthcare, technology and modern infrastructure represent a major opportunity for Swiss exporters as well.
Leica Geosystems is a leading provider of measurement solutions for spatial information, which are produced with Swiss technology. Today, the company creates complete solutions for professionals around the world. Leica Geosystems enlisted the support of S-GE to clarify the market situation in Argentina.
Artificial Intelligence can provide great solutions to the urban challenges todays ever-growing cities are facing: Smart Cities. Switzerland is the forerunner concerning information and communication technology & artifical intelligence solutions. Its pioneering inventions and projects in the field of Smart Cities can help Germany to fulfill their digital transformation.
Chile’s multi-billion-dollar mining sector wants to become greener: great opportunities for Swiss energy, water, waste, mobility and automation providers. What should companies pay attention to during market entry?
The Vietnamese Government has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Can Tho city Urban Development and Resilience project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services, which include the assignment of “Sustainable Urban Public Transport and Central Area Traffic Management Study for Can Tho city”. Read more about the opportunities for Swiss companies here!
The South American market is overcoming its difficulties from inflation to bankruptcy. For Fulvio Besseghini, responsible for the new Lombardi Group branch in Argentina, the country is “one of the most interesting, active as well as challenging” in the area.
Although Poland has the fourth-largest railway network in Europe, it has long been underfinanced and neglected. The railway sector is currently experiencing the largest investment program in Polish history. These projects present promising business opportunities for Swiss exporters.
For current major projects such as the construction of the Brenner Base Tunnel, the Koralm Tunnel and the Semmering Base Tunnel, there are ongoing opportunities for Swiss companies to contribute their expertise.
The liberalization of the railway sector in Spain offers Swiss companies interesting opportunities in the national market. Manufacturers and technology providers can benefit from the forthcoming scenario of the industry.
Following the current trend of Industry 4.0, Brazilian agribusiness sector – 30% of the country’s GDP – is becoming digital and is opening diverse opportunities for Swiss companies with innovative tools and solutions.