WatchBox opens a branch in Neuchâtel

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

WatchBox, the leading global platform for pre-owned luxury timepieces, has opened its European branch in Neuchâtel. After Hong-Kong, South Africa and the United States, WatchBox, the first leading global platform or pre-owned luxury timepieces, has opened its European branch in Neuchâtel. Born in the digital space, the company offers consumers a trustworthy and efficient solution […]

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. Supported by the Valais-based incubator The Ark, DigitArena has developed a digital solution which personalizes banner advertisements […]

Le Wagon : a Coding Bootcamp opens its doors in Lausanne

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Thanks to the GGBa’s support, the French company specialized in web development training courses Le Wagon opens its doors in Lausanne. Celebrated by Switchup and Course Report as offering the best coding bootcamp program in Europe and present in 20 countries and 30 cities in the world (London, Berlin, Paris, Montréal, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Tokyo, […]

Lonza invests CHF 400 million in Valais

To offer complete product lifecycle management in one location for Ibex Solutions, Lonza invests CHF 400 million to expand its biopark in Visp. Lonza has announced the addition of two new Ibex Solutions offerings to its 100,000 m2 (1.1 million ft2) biopark in Visp in the canton of Valais. The expansion includes drug substance development […]

Coty inaugurates new R&D Center of Excellence for Global Fragrances in Geneva

Monday, 24 September 2018

In September 2018, Coty inaugurated its new international Research and Development Center for perfumes that is to create 30 new “high added value” jobs. Based in Versoix, the new R&D center represents a five million francs investment and is composed of state-of-the-art laboratories aiming to stimulate growth, innovation and excellence in perfumes. The announcement was […]

SGS launches a commodities blockchain platform in Geneva

Along with banks and trading companies, SGS launches Komgo, a new blockchain-based commodity-trading platform based in Geneva. In collaboration with partners, SGS, the specialist of inspection and certification, launched a new blockchain-based platform for commodity trading in Geneva. This new company is named Komgo and will operate autonomously by the end of 2018. Among the […]

Swiss Biotech Center and Cellect sign a strategic agreement

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Cellect Biotechnology Ltd has entered into an exclusive strategic manufacturing and supply agreement with Swiss Biotech Center (SBC). Cellect Biotechnology Ltd, a developer of a novel stem cell production technology from Israel, has entered into a strategic manufacturing and supply agreement with Swiss Biotech Center (SBC) to secure the exclusive production of the FasL protein […]

Alcon to move global headquarters to Geneva

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has announced plans to locate its future global headquarters in the Canton of Geneva, following completion of its proposed spin-off from Novartis. “We are delighted to announce Geneva as the location of Alcon‘s new global headquarters following the proposed spin-off from Novartis,” said […]

Celgene inaugurates a new factory and creates 100 jobs in Switzerland

Multinational biopharma company Celgene chose Boudry in the Canton of Neuchâtel for its international headquarters in 2005, and has been growing in the canton ever since. In September 2018, the company inaugurates a new production site in Couvet, creating 100 jobs in the process. Having settled its international headquarters in Boudry in 2005, Celgene employs […]

EPFL Innovation Park celebrates 25 years of innovation

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

EPFL Innovation Park (EIP) is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and its track record speaks for itself. The complex currently houses more than 2,250 employees, 26 large companies, 116 start-ups and more than 75 entrepreneurial projects at the incubator stage – all this on the edge of a campus containing some 340 laboratories. Back in 1991, […]