CSEM technology to measure global warming by satellite

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP25), the Neuchâtel-based CSEM emphasized the decisive role played by Swiss technology in the measurement by satellite of global warming and the observation of associated meteorological phenomena. High-performance instruments resulting from Swiss technological research programs are contained in the three MetOp meteorological satellites placed in […]

Idiap hosts the first non-US site of the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR)

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) initiative invites industry players to join forces in a cooperative effort to support and drive high quality research in biometrics and in return, to have privileged access to the developed technologies. Idiap is the host of the first non-US site. Already involved with various US labs, the Swiss Center for […]

Crypto Valley: official launch of the Western Switzerland Chapter

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Switzerland is a blockchain nation: the cluster of blockchain companies and foundations extends far beyond the borders of the small town of Zug where it originated, encompassing the whole country. The Crypto Valley Association is now officially connecting Zug with Western Switzerland. The Crypto Valley Association officially launched its Western Switzerland Chapter on 2 December […]

Breakthrough in malaria research at the University of Bern

Monday, 2 December 2019

An international scientific consortium has for the first time investigated the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium throughout its life cycle in a large-scale experiment. Researchers were able to identify hundreds of targets that are urgently needed drug and vaccine development to eradicate the disease. An international consortium led by Professors Volker Heussler from the […]

Europe’s first business and human rights center launched in Geneva

Friday, 29 November 2019

The Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights will work with companies to develop business models that allow profits and principles to co-exist. Since the early 1980s, a globalized economy has helped create millions of new jobs, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty. Yet at the same time there are frequent […]

Lausanne is the best small city in the world

The Swiss city tops the inaugural edition of Monocle’s Small Cities Index, which ranks the best 25 small cities in the world with a population under 200,000. Small, but great: according to Monocle, Lausanne is the ideal choice for those seeking a quieter place to call home. The global affairs and lifestyle magazine has published […]

French company La Salle Blanche opens a subsidiary in Valais

Thursday, 28 November 2019

For more than 30 years, LSB has been active in the health, pharma and research sectors. The company will now be able to meet the needs of the Swiss market. Based in Apt, in southeastern France, La Salle Blanche specializes in the design, construction and installation of clean rooms and controlled atmosphere areas. It is […]

Launch of the Swiss Cybersecurity Specialist federal certificate

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The new professional profile of Cybersecurity Specialist with a federal certificate was officially launched on 11 November 2019, with the aim of turning future graduates into ICT security experts. The new national Cyber Security Specialist Certificate provides training for specialists so that they can acquire practical skills to effectively manage cyber risks. After the approval […]

Start-ups in the canton of Vaud raised CHF 400 million in 2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Nearly CHF 400 million have already been raised by start-ups since the beginning of the year thanks to the support of the canton of Vaud’s innovation agency Innovaud. Created in 2013 at the initiative of the canton of Vaud and its founding members, the innovation agency Innovaud has obtained a significant growth in the amounts […]

Square One: a global center for the Economy of Trust

Friday, 18 October 2019

SICPA, the world’s main supplier of ultra-securitized ink for bank notes, is building a unique campus in Lausanne to bring together diverse partners promoting the Economy of Trust. In a world where trust is ever more at risk, the goal is to develop new products, services and regulations to protect the interest of citizens. With […]