A strongly interlinked med tech network

The canton of Solothurn is Switzerland’s med tech hotspot: Major companies develop and manufacture at the south foot of the Jura Mountains. “We maintain very close business relations with small and medium-sized enterprises here in the canton,” says Thomas Schädler, Vice President of Manufacturing at DePuy Synthes. Küschall AG produces more than 10,000 wheelchairs annually […]

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On the road in Korea

Koreans are experts at change. Hardly any other society has achieved so much in such a short time (only a few decades). Now, Korean companies are globalizing more actively than ever, supported by government and cluster organizations encouraging Korean start-ups and SME to establish a presence abroad. The Korean market with its 50 million inhabitants […]

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Mollis in the canton of Glarus to become the international center of excellence for helicopters

Last April the Swiss center of excellence for helicopters was founded by the Glarus location development authority together with the heads of the Swiss Aerospace Cluster, as well as Marenco Swisshelicopter AG, Europoles Suisse GmbH and the municipality of Glarus Nord. The former Mollis airfield in the canton of Glarus is to become an international […]

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10 year anniversary in Neuhausen

American toolmaker Kennametal’s European HQ recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Canton Schaffhausen. The business now employs over 40 staff here. Time flies and it’s now 10 years since US toolmaker Kennametal embarked on its quest to find the right location for its European HQ. And it struck gold in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, situated by […]

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World’s Largest Machine Tool Builder Opens Headquarters in Winterthur

It must be seen as the crowning achievement in Winterthur’s regional development efforts: the successful bid for the new European headquarters of the world’s leading machine tool maker, DMG Mori. A bit of background. The economic relationship between Winterthur and Japan reaches far back into the past. In 1914 Sulzer become one of the first […]

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4 Medtech Experts – Innovation Methods & Tools

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland (HTCS), the Swiss Medtech Expo (SMTE) and partners invite medtech experts to different events held four times a year. Exciting content about how to develop innovations is shared at these further education and networking events organized under the title “4 Medtech Experts – Innovation Methods & Tools” . The first event […]

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Native Speakers of INNOVATION: Top Regions of Europe

Competition between business locations is growing and new rivals come into play. In April 2015 international experts participated in the conference “Communications actions in today’s city branding & marketing” organized by San Sebastian Development Agency, to discuss challenges in positioning cities and regions in a globalized (or digitized) world. Greater Zurich Area AG was invited […]

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Why Schaffhausen?

Schaffhausen is the perfect place for your business and your family. The brand new video of the Economic Promotion summarises the main advantages of Schaffhausen – enjoy!   About the author Christoph Schärrer is head of Economic Promotion of the Canton of Schaffhausen. Schaffhausen is a dynamic and flourishing commercial region in the heart of […]

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What gives a business location a capacity for innovation?

I am frequently confronted with this question in my daily life. Be it at our recent innovation seminar in Silicon Valley, in conversations with local representatives of industry or potential investors, the pressure for companies to innovate is palpable and ever-present – especially in today’s world. That is why locations and regions advertise that they […]

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