Application process open for Fusion

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The launch of Fusion, the first Swiss fintech factory, was announced last February. Start-ups from all over the world can now apply to join the Geneva-based incubator.Leading banking software company Temenos and Polytech Ventures have teamed up to create Fusion, Switzerland’s first incubator focused on the fintech sector. Based in a 500 sqm facility in […]

Top-notch ice and climate research at the University of Bern

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Climate scientist Hubertus Fischer at the University of Bern has been awarded a € 2.26 million grant by the European Research Council to conduct his ambitious, pioneering research on polar ice cores.Hubertus Fischer will develop an innovative approach to measure greenhouse gases in polar ice cores with the support of the ERC Advanced Grant funding, […]

EPFL is the best “young university” worldwide

Thursday, 30 April 2015

In a ranking established by the Times Higher Education magazine and presented yesterday in Dublin, EPFL emerged as the world’s leading 100 Under 50 university.The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 is a ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. By focusing on rising stars with great potential, it provides […]

Nestlé special foods fuel Solar Impulse pilots

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Scientists at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne developed all the meals now being consumed onboard Solar Impulse by Swiss pioneer pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.According to Nestlé, the biggest challenge the researchers encountered was ensuring that the two pilots get the nutrition they need at a cruising altitude of 27,000 ft in an […]

Genève Aéroport at your wrist thanks to Atipik

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Geneva-based Atipik is the first company in Switzerland to release an application compatible with the Apple Watch. Developed in partnership with Genève Aéroport, it will be operational as of April 24, 2015. Atipik, an innovative start-up specialized in web and mobile solutions, has adapted the official Genève Aéroport app for the Apple Watch. It is the […]

Linkage Biosciences opens subsidiary in Geneva

Thursday, 16 April 2015

California-based molecular diagnostics company Linkage Biosciences today announced the launch of a wholly owned European subsidiary located in Geneva. While giving Linkage a dedicated presence in the heart of Europe, the new subsidiary will provide a foundation for the company’s future development.The creation of the Geneva subsidiary – which received strong support from both the […]

Incyte establishes European HQ in Geneva

U.S. biopharmaceutical company Incyte Corporation will establish the new headquarters of Incyte Europe in Geneva. The new facility will serve as European base for Incyte’s drug development operations and will employ 80 people in the next five years.Incyte recently announced the establishment of its European headquarters in Geneva. The company is specialized in the discovery, development […]

The Biotech Quality Group has chosen Neuchâtel for its first affiliate

Friday, 10 April 2015

Belgian group BQG has chosen the Neode Science and Technology Park in Neuchâtel to establish its first subsidiary. The company expects to double its Swiss workforce by the end of 2015.Founded in 2011, the Biotech Quality Group is the first consulting firm specialized in quality system optimization to the life sciences industry. In collaboration with […]

Switzerland is the second happiest economy in the world

Friday, 6 March 2015

Remember Pharrell William’s catchy feelgood hit “Happy”? Well, that’s exactly what the Swiss economy would sing, if it could singAccording to Bloomberg calculations of what is known as the “misery index”, inflation and unemployment are expected to be particularly low in Switzerland this year, making it the second happiest economy in the world. This will […]

VIS Essential Investments – A Success Story

Friday, 27 February 2015

From São Paulo to Lausanne with the help of the Greater Geneva Berne area and the Swiss Business Hub BrazilVIS Essential Investments is a specialized financial boutique focused on natural resources efficiency. Incorporated in Brazil, the company was looking to establish a world headquarters at a strategic location that would suit the global scope of […]