Lake Geneva region ranks 4th worldwide in innovation strength

Monday, 5 August 2019

The Lake Geneva region ranks 4th in a comparison of 10 global innovation hubs. The new BAK Economics Technology Leadership Index shows which regions occupy top positions for cutting-edge technologies. Technological progress has a key role in enhancing the growth, prosperity and competitiveness of a region. Based on the international patent system, the new BAK […]

Bosch subsidiary Scintilla invests CHF 32 million in Valais

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The extension of the Scintilla branch of German group Bosch has been inaugurated in St. Niklaus in the canton of Valais. Investments in buildings, production machines and in optimizing the value stream will amount to CHF 32 million by 2020. The new two-storey building of the Scintilla branch of the German Bosch group has been […]

Icare opens a subsidiary in Switzerland

Friday, 26 July 2019

The French leader in microbiological analyses in the field of industrial health has chosen La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the French-speaking canton of Neuchâtel, for its first European subsidiary. The French group Icare, specialized in the control of contamination in the field of industrial health, has opened a subsidiary in Switzerland with the support of the GGBa. […]

Precision agriculture startup Gamaya raises CHF 12 million

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

An EPFL spinoff active in precision agriculture, Gamaya has completed a CHF 12 million financing round and is now entering its commercialization phase. Gamaya develops an aerial imaging system that provides information on land condition and composition. Thanks to the use of a miniature hyperspectral camera embedded in a drone, its technology makes it possible […]

BASF invests in its Monthey site

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Chemical giant BASF will be investing several million Swiss francs to increase the production capacity of its Monthey site. The new production lines will be operational from 2021. To meet the growing demand for optical brighteners, used mainly in laundry, BASF will invest several million Swiss Francs in its manufacturing plant in Monthey in the […]

Flybotix introduces a new type of drone

Monday, 22 July 2019

The EPFL startup Flybotix has built a new type of drone, with a propulsion system consisting of only two propellers. Smaller drones all face the same dilemma: their flight time is limited by propeller efficiency and battery weight, which requires missions to be interrupted at regular intervals to change or recharge the battery. Flybotix has […]

Start-up L.E.S.S. raises CHF 14 million

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Thanks to its fundraising of CHF 14 million, L.E.S.S. will double its workforce and manufacturing capacity. The objective is to produce more than one million units per year. Based in Renens in the canton of Vaud and founded by former EPFL alumni, L.E.S.S. develops nano-active optical fibers to generate a new type of light, an […]

The EPFL partners with IBM in quantum computing

Monday, 8 July 2019

The EPFL will be part of the IBM Q Network, which will give the university access to additional computing power that can be used for several research projects, ranging from energy to health. IBM has announced it has selected the EPFL to be part of its “Q Network”, a network of institutions and companies that […]

Bracco invests 60 million euros in Geneva

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Italian group is launching the construction of a second production line in Geneva to support the strong growth of its medical imaging product Hexagon. Bracco is announcing a €60 million investment in Geneva for the construction of a new multifunctional building, which will double the production of its ultrasound contrast product SonoVue / Lumason. […]

METACO, AlgoTrader and Cysec announce a strategic partnership

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Three Swiss fintech startups have joined forces to create a technology solution that allows financial institutions to seamlessly integrate, manage and trade cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets. The Vaud-based startups Metaco and Cysec have joined forces with Zurich-based AlgoTrader in a strategic partnership. The three companies have implemented a technology solution that allows financial institutions, including […]