Climate-driven environmental changes in the spotlight

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The newly formed Center for Changing Alpine and Polar Environments, to be established in Sion, will investigate changes taking place in high-altitude and high-latitude environments. Climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Yet, the understanding of its impacts on the environment is incomplete, and predictions of climate-induced phenomena are subject […]

EPFL develops blockchain-based e-voting system

The Swiss school has successfully created and tested an e-voting system based on blockchain technology. It is the first such system to guarantee both cryptographic anonymity and decentralized verification. The Center for Digital Trust (C4DT), based at EPFL, has developed an e-voting system underpinned by the blockchain principle of distributed trust that secures the voting […]

A new Center for Artificial Muscles in Neuchâtel

Friday, 29 June 2018

Inaugurated on 27 June 2018 in the presence of Jean-Nathanaël Karakash, Neuchâtel State Councilor for the Economy and Social Action, and Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL, the new Center for Artificial Muscles will initially work on a less invasive cardiac assistance system for treating heart failure. Following the announcement of a 12-million-franc donation by the […]

Hublot designs first connected football watch for World Cup referees

Friday, 22 June 2018

The new Hublot Big Bang Referee 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ features technology beyond the smart watch functions that the Swiss brand developed in collaboration with Intel and Google. With the World Cup in full swing, the eyes of millions of fans are on the best players on the planet… and on the referees: their […]

Medical delivery drones take off in Switzerland

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Swiss Post has partnered with drone manufacturer Matternet to transport lab samples via BVLOS flights between two Bern hospitals. As of this summer, unmanned aerial vehicles will transport time-sensitive laboratory samples and urgently needed medications between the Tiefenau hospital and the Insel University Hospital in Bern. The use of drones will make transport faster […]

Neubio produces innovative cochlear implants in Biel

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Hailing from the United States, the start-up established its global headquarters in Biel in May 2017 to manufacture and sell cochlear implants and hearing aids for the worldwide hearing-impaired market. Neubio has been producing and selling innovative cochlear implants, hearing devices and integrated medtech solutions in Brügg, near Biel, since May 2017. The start-up, whose […]

Geneva issues first-ever guide in support of ICO project holders

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
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The Geneva authorities have recently published a specific guide on Initial Coin Offerings to support and qualify ICO projects in view of their establishment in the canton. In light of the growing interest for alternative financing methods such as ICOs or token sales, the Geneva cantonal authorities have released the very first guide specifically dedicated […]

IMD once again among the world’s best business schools

In its 2018 Executive Education Rankings, the Financial Times acknowledged IMD as one of the best institutions in the world for executive education and open programs. IMD has topped the Financial Times ranking of the best open-enrolment programs for a record seven years in a row. The Swiss business school is also ranked in the […]

Switzerland, home of drones

Friday, 25 May 2018

Switzerland is showcasing its advanced drone ecosystem at the VivaTech innovation fair currently taking place in Paris. But how did the Alpine country become a leading global innovation and technology hub in the field of drones? Pioneering role in drone traffic management With the support of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Swiss air navigation […]

A new home for life sciences companies

Friday, 4 May 2018

A 9,100 m2 building was inaugurated on 25 April on the site of Biopôle, a life sciences park bringing together industry and academia in Lausanne. Dubbed SE-B, the newly inaugurated facility already hosts Abionic, a scale-up that has developed the world’s fastest sepsis test; Glenmark, a global pharmaceutical company with plans to establish a translational […]