SGE Invest News en Cicor invests in the St.GallenBodenseeArea Technology company Cicor is opening a technology centre for printed electronics in Bronschofen where it will focus on an innovative additive manufacturing technology. 29089 IFM Investors opens office in the Greater Zurich Area Australian asset manager IMF Investors has opened an office in Zurich, which it regards as one of the largest investor markets in Europe. IFM Investors already has Swiss pension fund investors as its clients. 29087 Crozier Fine Arts opens a center for works of art in Geneva The storage and logistics worldwide leader Crozier Fine Arts opens a cutting-edge center in Meyrin. 29086 Zurich is key Google Cloud location Zurich is one of the most important locations in Europe for the internal development of Google’s cloud, says technology head Urs Hölzle. The main reason is Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) – which contributed to the IT giant’s rapid job growth in Zurich. 29078 Scientists develop textiles to administer drugs Researchers at the Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are developing polymer fibres that can be equipped with drugs. The smart textiles could be used to treat skin wounds. 29077 Lucerne fintech wins in Austria Private Alpha has won UniCredit Bank Austria’s Alpbach FinTech Award 2018. The company from Meggen combines investment strategies and artificial intelligence.   29069 Valais watchmaker Soprod joins forces with LG to develop a smartwatch Manufacturer Soprod has collaborated with South Korean giant LG to develop its latest smartwatch, which features analog watch hands on a digital display. 29061 Basel company revolutionizes battery market Innolith, a new battery technology company, has opened its global headquarters in Basel. The company has developed an innovative battery technology that offers significant advantages over organic lithium-ion batteries. 29055 The GGBa sees the Blockchain Leadership Summit as a great platform Blockchain technology is rapidly growing in Switzerland. If the country was described as being a “crypto-nation”, we at the GGBa consider that our region possesses all the assets to position itself at the heart of this ecosystem. 29054 SwissFEL demonstrates protein dynamics The X-ray free-electron laser at the Paul Scherrer Institute is one of five facilities in the world that can visibly portray the biological processes of proteins. The method could help discover new active substances for medicine. 29045 Blockchain training courses launch in Geneva By offering broader as well as more specialized training courses, the UNIGE and CREA respond to the wide interest generated by blockchain, a technological revolution that will allow the creation of new decentralized applications. 29044 Axalta Receives Tell Award 2018 Axalta, a leading global coatings supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received the Tell Award by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). During the Award ceremony, Giorgio Pompilio, Acting Consul General of Switzerland in New York, lauded Axaltas significant investment in the Basel Area. 29041 SoftwareONE acquires Comparex SoftwareOne, a Nidwalden company that specialises in software and cloud portfolio management, is acquiring Comparex, an IT services provider from Leipzig. The aim is to create a global leader in the provision of software and platform services. 29036 Crypto Valley grows rapidly Crypto Valley is growing in importance as a blockchain hub. The top 50 blockchain companies in the region already have a combined market capitalization of 44 billion dollars, reveals a new report. 29034 Frontify closes new financing round Frontify has raised $8.3 million in a new financing round. The St.Gallen startup operates a brand management platform. Customers include Lufthansa, IBM and Vodafone. 29024 A new cancer research pole in Lausanne The Agora building, located in front of the CHUV and inaugurated at the beginning of October, will house the new cancer translational research pole with researchers and clinicians from various medical and scientific backgrounds. 29022 Therachon completes 'transformational' acquisition Basel-based biotechnology company Theracon has acquired GLyPharma Therapeutic, allowing it to expand its rare disease product pipeline. The acquisition comes on the heels of $60 million financing round. 29014 YesWeHack opens an office in Lausanne The French company YesWeHack, specialized in bug bounty, opens an office in Lausanne with the aim of responding to the local companies’ needs. 29012 BlackBerry cooperates with health tech firm from Lucerne Canadian software specialist BlackBerry has entered into a partnership with ONEBIO, a startup from Root in the canton of Lucerne, to develop a blockchain-based healthcare platform. 29007 HSR inaugurates new research facility The University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) would like to increase the efficiency of power-to-methane technology to the extent that it becomes economically efficient. It has now inaugurated a new research facility to achieve this. 29003 Basel scientists develop DNA storage device Scientists at the ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems in Basel have developed a storage mechanism that can provide insight into the history of cellular processes. It is the first device of its kind. 28995 Garaventa inaugurates world’s highest open-top aerial tramway The world’s largest and highest open-top aerial tramway has been inaugurated in the French Alps by ropeway manufacturer Garaventa from the Greater Zurich Area. 28991 HES-SO Valais to lead a five million franc European E-Health project With the EXA MODE project, the HES-SO Valais/Wallis will head an international consortium as part of an H2020 initiative on E-Health research. 28989 WatchBox opens a branch in Neuchâtel WatchBox, the leading global platform for pre-owned luxury timepieces, has opened its European branch in Neuchâtel. 28985 Startup DigitArena selected as main partner of the VIBBRE project The Martigny-based sports digital media advertising company DigitArena has become the main partner of the VIBBRE Project, aiming to provide an integrated solution that will replace images of billboards during sport events by VR advertising banners in real-time. 28984