Fact Sheet

Switzerland: ICT Business Location

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a key area for the Swiss economy. Employing a significant number of well-trained ICT professionals ensures that Switzerland’s economy is in an excellent starting point for further growth and innovations.

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Top-class specialists are educated in the breeding grounds for talent like the computer science departments at the ETHZ and the EPFL. They often bring their new knowledge and their ideas to the market independently, which lays the ground for a dynamic start-up and spin-off scene. The environment is also excellent for the growth areas of app and games development. Companies like Google, IBM and Walt Disney have located their research centers in Switzerland due to these talent factories.

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