DID YOU KNOW THAT:

  • Switzerland is the global leader in innovation (No 1 in INSEAD Global Innovation Index 2017)
  • Switzerland is one of the most competitive countries in the world
  • SMEs form the backbone of the Swiss economy by employing 66% of the total workforce in Switzerland
  • 53% of the working hours spent on R&D are invested by companies with less than 500 employees.

 

 COMMISION FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (CTI) AND INNOSUISSE

CTI became part of the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency, Innosuisse, since 1 January 2018.  A different legal framework, but the same applied/innovation oriented research core. Innosuisse provides project funding to all disciplines and assigned to 5 main areas (energy & environment, engineering, ICT, life sciences, social sciences and business management). Projects receive financial support especially based on the innovative content and the prospects for effective transfer of the research findings to the market. Project funding is also contingent on the formation of a consortium between a higher education institution or non-commercial research institute, and one or more private partners willing to assume responsibility for exploitation (implementation partners). This latter stipulation ensures that Innosuisse projects directly drive KTT. https://www.innosuisse.ch/inno/en/home/start-your-innovation-project/innovationsprojekte.html

 

Some examples of RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS:

                          

 

“SWITZERLAND INNOVATION” AND SWISS INNOVATION PARKS

Switzerland Innovation creates a platform for domestic and international companies of all kinds – a platform allowing companies to further their research activities in partnership with our universities and higher-education institutions. The sharing of ideas between researchers, talented individuals, and innovative entrepreneurs creates breeding grounds for innovation. Switzerland Innovation counts five sites nationwide offering universities and companies the opportunity to network. This exchange between science and the economy allows ideas to be developed further – to produce products and services that can be marketed successfully. At the same time, working together closely in a single space accelerates the development processes for all parties. This leads to successful innovation.

For more information, please, check the following website

https://www.switzerland-innovation.com/

 

Main focus areas per park

Park Network West EPFL:

    • computer & computational science
    • energy, natural resources and environment
    • health and life science
    • materials and manufacturing
    • mobility and transportation

Park Biel/Bienne:

  • Battery Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Medtech
  • Smart Factory

Park Basel Area:

  • Health
  • Life Sciences

Park Innovaare:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • HealthPark Zurich:
  • Life sciences and quality of life
  • Engineering and environment
  • Digital technologies and communication