• Switzerland is the global leader in innovation (No 1 in INSEAD Global Innovation Index 2012)
  • 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 then 500 employees.

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CTI is the Federal Innovation Promotion Agency and part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. It lends support to R&D projects, to entrepreneurship as well as to the development of start-up companies. CTI supports the transfer of knowledge and technology between higher education institutions and industry in a targeted and results-oriented manner.

Swiss Technoparks

There are several Technoparks located in Switzerland, from small startups to global companies. Their modern facilities and proximity to the leading universities provides best conditions to the companies.

Swissparks is the Association of Swiss Technology Parks and Business Incubators. They provide a good overview about all technoparks in Switzerland. In the following, the two most important ones are shown.

Technopark Zürich creates the ideal environment for knowledge and technology transfer from scientific research to the business market. It is Switzerland’s leading address and contact point for innovative and technology-oriented startup businesses.

The PSE’s mission is to facilitate technology transfer from academia to the private sector in the. PSE supports the creation of start-ups from local universities and engineering schools and works with small-to-medium-sized enterprises in the region, helping them grow their businesses.

Global Companies with Research Centers in Switzerland

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