Institutional partners

S-GE maintains contact with its institutional partners to foster intercommunication and create synergies.

Institutional partners

The institutional partners SERV, Switzerland Tourism, Presence Switzerland, Innosuisse and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and its swissnex network are part of Switzerland Global Enterprise’s (S-GE) network. The cooperation is nationally coordinated and partly implemented internationally. Through cooperation with its institutional partners, S-GE ensures that mutual domestic and foreign platforms are used and the available resources are efficiently deployed and that the partner organizations benefit from each other’s experiences and specializations.

Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV)

The Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV insures the export business of Swiss companies against payment defaultdue toany relevant political or economic conditions and can help with liquidity bottlenecks. Consultation is free of charge.

As a government organization under public law, SERV contributes to the international competitiveness of the Swiss export economy and maintaining and creating jobs in Switzerland.
Special topics of SERV

Switzerland Tourism

On behalf of the confederation, the marketing organization Switzerland Tourism (ST) has been promoting Switzerland as a market for holidays, travel and conferencing at home and abroad for more than 90 years. Switzerland Global Enterprise has been commissioned to promote Switzerland as an industrial location for the Cantons and the Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)). The cooperation between both organizations aims at using the synergies between both mandates.

Präsenz Schweiz

Präsenz Schweiz is responsible for the perception of Switzerland abroad and implements the strategy of Switzerland's Federal Council for communication abroad. As part of its investment mandate, Switzerland Global Enterprise promotes the marketing of Switzerland as an economic location. The cooperation between both organizations aims to use the synergies between both missions.


On behalf of the Swiss federal government, Innosuisse supports science-based innovation in the interests of business and society, thereby strengthening the competitiveness of Swiss SMEs. Innosuisse supports Swiss SMEs and startups by providing access to the specific knowledge and resources needed to stay competitive in the digital and global age. This mandate also involves the provision of consultation and support for internationalization, which can be achieved with participation in international trade fairs. On behalf of Innosuisse, S-GE undertakes the operational planning, coordination and implementation of international trade fair participation for startups.

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the swissnex network.

SERI’s regional offices and its swissnex network aim to network Swiss science, education, art and innovation with the world. Switzerland Global Enterprise cooperates with the Swiss Federal Institute of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in various areas at home and abroad; this enables it to support Swiss exporters even more broadly overseas and to jointly promote Switzerland as a business location to foreign investors in all its facets. Regular discussions and joint events are held in Switzerland for this purpose. S-GE maintains a cooperation agreement with SERI in this regard.



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