Our mission: Enabling new business
We support Swiss SMEs in their international business and help innovative foreign companies to establish in Switzerland. This is how we create added value for our clients and prosperity for Switzerland.
Swiss SMEs realize their international business potential in new and existing markets. Switzerland is the first choice of location in Europe for innovative foreign companies.
- We provide Swiss SMEs with information, services and contacts for their entire internationalization process.
- We target innovative foreign companies and provide them with information, services and contacts in Switzerland.
- To this end, we work together with a unique network of national and global partners and, together with the FDFA, operate offices in 31 countries.
- Like our services, we gear our partner network and our locations to the needs of our clients.
Our political mandates
As a non-profit organization, we provide a public service for our clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons.
The Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) has been mandating us to promote exports since 1927, and SECO and all cantons have been mandating us to promote Switzerland as a business location since 2008.
Since 2016, S-GE has in particular been promoting the export of Swiss cleantech solutions on behalf of SECO and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). After three pilot years (2017-2019), the marketing of Switzerland Innovation has been integrated into the investment promotion mandate.
Our mandates form important pillars of Switzerland's national economic promotion and foreign economic policy. They complement each other and by fulfilling them S-GE creates synergies, based on the combined expertise for the promotion of international business.
The Liechtenstein Office of the National Economy mandates S-GE to support Liechtenstein SMEs in their international business.