The underrated physical threat – Datacenters for Cryptocurrency

Traditionally finance and security go hand-in-hand, the image of a bank vault is one of the most commonly used to convey a sense of security and safety. The arrival of cryptocurrencies means that transactions are moving from traditional banking infrastructure into the public datacenter. Traditional currencies are of course held in highly secure vaults however […]

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The booming data center business – is data Switzerland’s new raw commodity?

Largely unnoticed by the public, a new industry has developed here in Switzerland in the past years. Data centers have been springing up everywhere and are increasingly attracting foreign companies to Switzerland. Data volumes continue to grow and this data is as vital and valuable as raw commodities. The new data warehouses have one thing […]

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Why AI companies love the Greater Zurich Area

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently on everyone’s lips. Did you know that in Switzerland some of the smartest minds worldwide are teaching machines to learn? In the Greater Zurich Area they are decoding the human brain and working towards the next breakthrough in the field of artificial intelligence. Machines are not yet able to surpass […]

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Greater Zurich Area augments creativity at SXSW 2017

In collaboration with ETH Zurich and its Game Technology Center, the Digital Festival Zurich, swissnex San Francisco and many other renowned partners, Greater Zurich Area showcases cutting-edge technology made in Greater Zurich at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, from March 12 to 15. SXSW brings together key players in tech, research, interactive, film, and […]

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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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