B3i – Blockchain research cooperation of the insurance industry comes to Zurich and moves into Trust Square

A global research cooperation between insurance companies has founded B3i Services AG a Zurich based that aims to advance blockchain technology in the insurance industry. The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) consists of 15 leading insurance groups such as Swiss Re, Zurich, Munich Re, Allianz, Generali and Aegon. B3i presented the first prototype of a […]

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From MedTech Manager to BioTech Entrepreneur

Successful entrepreneurs who become start-up investors and ultimately creative young entrepreneurs themselves are not only to be found in San Francisco and in fast-paced TV formats. You can also find them in the Greater Zurich Area. One of them is Dr. Arne-C. Faisst, founder of abc biopply ag in Solothurn.  The virologist, who comes from Germany, worked […]

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Ein kleines Mekka für Innovationshungrige

The Swiss Aerospace Cluster In Mollis, Glarus Nord (Bild: Rino Zigerlig) Glarus – innovativ? Tatsache oder Wunschdenken? «Von beidem etwas», meint der kantonale Wirtschaftsförderer und versucht, Glarus zu erklären. Wer hätte gedacht, dass der kleine Kanton in der Greater Zurich Area schweizweit die höchste Dichte an Technologiefirmen hat – etwa aus den Bereichen Kunststofftechnik, Maschinen- […]

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LSZ Impact – Translational Medicine in Zurich

The Life Science Zurich (LSZ) Business Network, together with the Business and Economic Development of the Canton of Zurich, the University of Zurich as well as the Bio-Technopark Schlieren-Zurich organized the first LSZ Impact Conference on Translational Medicine. 300 participants attended the event which took place at the Technopark Zurich on January 22nd 2018, thereof 50% […]

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Recruitment trends in the Swiss blockchain space

If there is one place in the world that embodies the emergence of the Blockchain industry, it is undeniably the Greater Zurich Area with its ‘Crypto Valley’. At the time of writing this article, buzz words like blockchain, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and other ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) are making the headlines. However, the […]

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Digital Society Initiative – The Competence Centre on Digitalization at the University of Zurich

The subject is a constant hot topic: The digitalization is fundamentally changing science and society. This process challenges existing paradigms, enables novel approaches for research and teaching, and requires new competences in a rapidly changing society. It is the duty of all scientific disciplines and society as a whole to critically reflect on and shape […]

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From industrial site to upbeat neighborhood

A playground for site developers is how the former 16-hectare Attisholz industrial site on the edge of the city of Solothurn in the Greater Zurich Area could be described. The Halter AG real estate company bought the premises in 2016 and wants to develop it as an urban neighborhood with apartments, workplaces, services and gastronomy […]

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European market-entry strategy for biopharma companies

The European pharmaceutical market offers many opportunities for U.S. biopharmaceutical companies. An early engagement as well as a visceral understanding of the heterogeneity of the European market are key to succeed. Partnering with a Swiss-based, commercial-stage pharmaceutical company offers various advantages. Because of its diversity and non-bureaucratic access to a talented workforce, Switzerland is an […]

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