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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Successful Crypto Valley in the Greater Zurich Area

Blockchain has long been more than just the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. It is regarded as being the very innovation, which could have a decisive impact on a number of different areas of society. Blockchain technology allows digital assets (content) to be transferred in a simple, cost-effective and efficient manner. The management of currencies, […]

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Greater Zurich Area appoints Honorary Ambassadors

On October 11, 2017, Greater Zurich Area appointed eight U.S. executives, entrepreneurs and influencers as Greater Zurich Honorary Ambassadors. Suzi LeVine, former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, commenced the ceremony. Greater Zurich Area’s success as a business location and innovation region is an accomplishment by many brilliant individuals together. At the residence of Consul […]

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Shaping the Future of Bio-IT

Switzerland and particularly the Greater Zurich Area is a leading destination for life sciences and tech companies in Europe. Google, IBM Research, Disney Research, Roche Diagnostics, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson, and other industry leaders are located less than an hour apart from each other. While life sciences continued to grow at a high level in […]

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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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