Lausanne’s Biopôle life sciences campus expands further

Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Life Sciences Campus Lausanne

In response to the growing demand for laboratory, office and service space, the canton of Vaud’s pension fund (CPEV) will finance and construct a new building dedicated to life sciences on the Biopôle campus. The CPEV and Biopôle have signed a contract whereby the pension fund will finance and carry out the construction of a […]

Incyte inaugurates new European headquarters in Morges, Switzerland

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

U.S. biopharma Incyte has inaugurated its new European headquarters in Morges on July 6th. In parallel, the company is investing 100 million Swiss francs in a production facility in Yverdon-les-Bains that will be fully operational in 2021. “The opening of our new European headquarters will have a positive impact on our employees and foster collaboration […]

Bern-based Xovis’ 3D sensors make face mask detection easy

3D Sensors

With the introduction of Face Mask Detection and View Direction, two new AI features for their 3D people counting sensors, the technology from the Bern-based manufacturer Xovis now also helps to comply with the obligation to wear masks. The Covid-19 pandemic has made face masks compulsory in many public places. Xovis has responded by developing […]

MapClim expands in Switzerland by creating Swiss Anemo

Thursday, 2 July 2020

French company MapClim, specializing in the installation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, and special fluids systems, has opened a branch in the canton of Fribourg, to more adequately meet the specific needs of its Swiss customers. French company MapClim has chosen the Marly Innovation Center (MIC) in the canton of Fribourg to set up its first subsidiary […]

Geneva welcomes a new landmark innovation campus

Monday, 29 June 2020

The new Geneva-based incubator “Octagon by B living” is a 100% private initiative and is intended to be a space for experimentation dedicated to social entrepreneurship. Located in Grand-Saconnex near Palexpo and the Geneva international airport, the new “Octagon by B living” incubator is composed of three octagonal-shaped commercial buildings for a total surface area […]

Deep tech company ORamaVR moves HQ to Geneva

Friday, 26 June 2020

ORamaVR, a deep technology company specializing in virtual reality (VR) innovations for medical and surgical hands-on training, has moved its headquarters to Geneva. The COVID-19 pandemic has poignantly highlighted the critical role that healthcare professionals play in protecting people’s health and saving lives. At the same time, it has also exposed the global shortage of […]

Unique biosafety laboratory inaugurated in Bern

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Open to both research and industry, the new BSL-3 biosafety laboratory at the University of Bern Institute of Infectious Diseases can be used by external partners for R&D activities, like testing vaccines for their effectiveness. Highly infectious pathogens for which no therapy or vaccination is available are examined under the strictest safety measures in biosafety […]

Switzerland’s Trust Valley: leading the way in international digital governance

Trust Valley

The cantons of Vaud and Geneva are joining forces to launch the Trust Valley, a public-private partnership aimed at promoting excellence in the areas of digital trust and cybersecurity in the Lake Geneva region. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition of the economy and highlighted its reliance on critical digital infrastructures and services. […]

A highly sensitive SARS-CoV-2 serological test developed at CHUV

Monday, 22 June 2020
Covid-19 Test

A team from Lausanne University Hospital has developed a new SARS-CoV-2 serological test in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Swiss Vaccine Research Institute. This test is highly sensitive and can detect antibodies long after the subject has been infected. The Immunology and Allergy Department team at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) has […]

The Energypolis campus will have its own innovation park

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Energypolis has been granted a CHF 25 million loan to set up the Valais innovation park on its campus in Sion. As a member of the Switzerland Innovation Park Network West EPFL, the Energypolis campus continues to grow in order to position Switzerland and Valais as world leaders in innovation. Thanks to the canton of […]