Start-ups in the canton of Vaud raised CHF 400 million in 2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Nearly CHF 400 million have already been raised by start-ups since the beginning of the year thanks to the support of the canton of Vaud’s innovation agency Innovaud. Created in 2013 at the initiative of the canton of Vaud and its founding members, the innovation agency Innovaud has obtained a significant growth in the amounts […]

Square One: a global center for the Economy of Trust

Friday, 18 October 2019

SICPA, the world’s main supplier of ultra-securitized ink for bank notes, is building a unique campus in Lausanne to bring together diverse partners promoting the Economy of Trust. In a world where trust is ever more at risk, the goal is to develop new products, services and regulations to protect the interest of citizens. With […]

The canton of Fribourg launches the AgriCo campus in St-Aubin

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The new AgriCo campus in St-Aubin, dedicated to creating value in the fields of agriculture, nutrition and biomass, has officially been launched. With large constructible industrial areas, service or laboratory buildings, one million square meters of agricultural land offering possibilities for large-scale testing, the AgriCo campus – Swiss Campus for Agri and Food Innovation – […]

GF inaugurates the most modern innovation and production center for machine tools in Biel

After a construction period of two years, GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, inaugurated its new innovation and production center in Biel, an investment of about CHF 100 million providing space for around 450 employees. GF Machining Solutions‘ three former sites in Nidau, Ipsach and Luterbach will be united under one roof in Biel. […]

Indian pharma ACG Inspection opens European HQ in Switzerland

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

ACG Inspection has chosen the Y-Parc scientific and technological site in Yverdon for its European headquarters. The company is expected to create around 50 new jobs, with an investment of 5 million Swiss francs over three years. ACG Inspection focuses on the traceability of pharmaceutical products, using new technologies that enable manufacturers to comply with […]

World’s first high altitude floating solar park unveiled in Valais

Friday, 11 October 2019

The first part of a future large-scale floating solar park was launched on October 9 on Lac des Toules, an alpine reservoir lake in southwestern Switzerland. While similar installations exist – at sea level – in the UK or Japan, this is the first alpine floating solar station in the world. The energy revolution is […]

Two laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics at the University of Geneva

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva have received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet in orbit around a solar-type star. On 6 October 1995, Michel Mayor, Professor at the Observatory of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva, and his doctoral student Didier Queloz […]

Swatch inaugurates its new headquarters in Biel

Swatch has inaugurated its new headquarters and two museums in Biel. This represents an investment of nearly CHF 220 million in the canton of Bern. Swatch‘s new headquarters, a large wooden structure shaped like a snake, is 240 meters long and 35 meters wide. At its highest point, the wall measures 27 meters and is […]

A blockchain-centric training institute in Geneva

Monday, 7 October 2019

A new Geneva-based training institute specializing exclusively in blockchain provides engineers with training on complex programming languages such as Ethereum, Hyperledger, Tezos, Stellar Ripple and Libra. Launched in early October 2019 in Geneva, the main objective of the Swiss Blockchain Institute is to close the gap between the current number of trained professionals and the […]

Dutch chemicals group DSM expands Valais facility

Friday, 4 October 2019

The global leader in vitamin development and manufacturing DSM has announced an investment of 55 million Swiss francs in its production facility in Lalden, Switzerland, on the northern edge of the Rhone valley. The construction of the new plant, which will consist of several buildings, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of […]