Launch of Nestlé R&D Accelerator

Nestlé announced the creation of the Nestlé R&D Accelerator based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The accelerator brings together Nestlé scientists, students and start-ups to advance science and technology.


Blockchain: a safe and technological innovation-oriented framework

The Federal Council wishes to provide a better legal framework to swiss companies working in blockchain in order to suppress obstacles, misuses and money laundering.


Merck invests CHF 165 millions in Aubonne

Merck, a science leading company, announced a CHF 165 mio investment for its swiss production site in Aubonne. This will cover for a new building dedicated to biotechnological treatments that are sent to over 150 countries and needed to treat patients suffering from fertility disorders and cancers.


Future cybersecurity experts will be from Zurich and Lausanne

The EPFL and EPFZ are teaming up to offer a joint master degree in cybersecurity. There's nothing for it but to convince future students to stay in Switzerland once they graduate.


Biopôle launches the Digital Health Hub

Biopôle has inaugurated a new innovation center, the Digital Health Hub, dedicated to digital health in the presence of political and economic stakeholders from the region.


swiss aeropole joins Vaud's technology parks

The swiss aeropole Payerne has entered the official list of technology parks.


FINMA now delivers a "FinTech" license

This license is available since January 1st and adds up to the two others measures launched by the Swiss Federal Council in August 2018. It wants to stimulate innovation in new financial technologies and help its financing. This makes it possible for a company to receive public deposits up to CHF 100 millions without falling into the bank category under the law.


A new website dedicated to blockchain technology

This week marked the first time that a large-scale blockchain conference was organized in our region. The Geneva Annual Blockchain Congress, which took place on January 21st, was a great event bringing together Western Switzerland’s growing ecosystem. On this occasion, GGBa released their new blockchain website.


Switzerland ranks 2nd on CTA's International Innovation list

At CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association announced the results of its new 2019 International Innovation Scorecard. Switzerland ranks second behind Estonia and ahead of Finland, the United States and Singapore.