Constellium launches a Smart Process Lab in Valais

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Constellium Valais, specialized in the manufacturing of aluminium-based products, and the Haute École d’Ingénierie of HES-SO Valais-Wallis join forces to create the first industrial and academic lab for applied research and development in the canton of Valais. We live in a time in which industrial companies must rethink their processes by integrating digitalization in the […]

Genius Sports opens new office in Lausanne

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The global leader in sports data technology chose the Olympic Capital to enhance its offering to its European sports partners through on the ground expertise and support. The new Swiss office of Genius Sports will be located inside the prestigious Maison du Sport International, together with around 30 international sports federations and organizations and some […]

Fragrance and flavor giant Firmenich inaugurates Digital Lab at EPFL

The new D-Lab, fruit of a partnership between Firmenich and EPFL, harnesses Artificial Intelligence to enhance flavor and taste creation. Firmenich, the Swiss company behind many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors, has announced the creation of a Digital Lab in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Dubbed D-Lab, […]

Three Swiss companies among the most disruptive in the world

Monday, 6 August 2018

SOPHiA Genetics, ChemAlive and Biowatch have been recognized as some of the most disruptive businesses in the world with the potential to “influence, change or create new global markets”. Every year, leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people from the likes of Microsoft Ventures, Google, Uber and Oracle compile and curate the Disrupt 100 list, an […]

Swiss technology to detect senile dementia

Friday, 3 August 2018

A researcher from HES-SO Valais-Wallis, together with colleagues from Lausanne and the United Kingdom, has developed an application to diagnose age-related cognitive impairment at home. It should soon be available on smartphone. Currently, diagnosing cognitive decline in the elderly requires lengthy neuropsychological assessments that are often imprecise. An international team of scientists based in Switzerland […]

Artificial Intelligence: why Valais

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Best known for hosting the Swiss side of the Matterhorn, the most famous and most photographed mountain in the world, the Canton of Valais is also a pole of excellence in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In the heart of the Alps, nestled between Italy and Switzerland, a tightly knit ecosystem of AI companies, universities, […]

EPFL researchers develop drone that deforms upon impact

Drawing inspiration from insects, EPFL scientists have designed a new type of drone that is flexible enough to absorb shocks without breaking before returning to its original shape. Two trends have been prominent in robotics in recent years: stiff structures that have a certain weight-bearing capacity but that break if that capacity is exceeded, and […]

Knowledge Transfer at CERN: from the tiniest fragments of matter to everyday life

Friday, 20 July 2018

As surprising as it may sound, research in fundamental physics conducted at CERN has a direct impact on society. Since its creation in 1954, CERN’s commitment to knowledge transfer has aided in the advancement of fields as diverse as cancer treatment, industrial automation, information technologies, and art restoration. For most people, the Large Hadron Collider […]

A Swiss initiative to foster media innovation

Thursday, 19 July 2018

In a world of evolving technologies, Swiss academic, public and private partners are joining forces to support and promote innovation in the media and IT sector. The newly launched Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI) is a consortium of public and private partners including the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG), media group Ringier, the Federal Institute of […]

Energy-efficient data center opens in Biel

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Ultramodern and energy-efficient, hub:biel offers a highly secure IT infrastructure to companies of all sizes. Recently inaugurated in the Bözingenfeld industrial district of Biel, the new facility is comprised of two elements: an office complex that houses the HQ of cloud specialist netrics, and a data center at the forefront of security and energy efficiency, […]