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COVID-19: Disaster or catalyst for the Greater Zurich Area?

GZA Perspektiven

Our annual event took place virtually this year. We discussed the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Greater Zurich Area as a business location from three perspectives: Economics and politics - entrepreneurs - investment promotion. The event was held in German. 

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Ecosystems

Technology sectors

Switzerland and Greater Zurich are world leaders in innovation and the ability to attract talent. For a good reason: ETH Zurich is the best university in continental Europe. Technology leaders like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Disney, ABB, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson or Roche operate important R&D sites in the region. They all count on the concentrated technology excellence in Europe's most stable environment.

 

Investing in Zurich was the best decision we've ever made.
Erich Schmidt
Eric Schmidt - former CEO of Alphabet (Google) in a newspaper interview ("Schweiz am Wochenende", Jan 23, 2016)
Key advantages

Why Greater Zurich Area

As a global leader in innovation and talent attraction and with Switzerland’s business-friendly, stable and reliable environment, Greater Zurich offers international companies real added value for their strategic expansion. Which of the following location advantages do you value most in your business?

Greater Zurich is the ideal hub for us to bring our life-changing treatments in neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy to people in more than 60 countries.
Johanna Friedl-Naderer President of Europe, Canada & Partner Markets
Johanna Friedl-Naderer - President of Europe, Canada & Partner Markets, Biogen
Intermediary, door opener and facilitator

How we help

We guide you through Greater Zurich Area’s ecosystem, give you valuable market and industry insight and connect you with peers, research institutes, incubators, authorities, specialized service providers, associations and platforms.

Contacts

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Sonja Wollkopf Walt
Sonja Wollkopf Walt
Managing Director

Direct +41 44 254 59 06

sonja.wollkopf@greaterzuricharea.com

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Lukas Huber
Lukas Huber
Director Asia, Deputy Managing Director
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Lukas Sieber
Lukas Sieber
Executive Director USA
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Marc Rudolf
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Rolf Bühler
Director Europe
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Jillian Ochs
Jillian Ochs
Director USA

Contact us

Can we put you in touch with a peer company or research institute? Do you need any information regarding your strategic expansion to Switzerland's technology and business center? Give us a call or drop us a line. 

+41 44 254 59 59


info@greaterzuricharea.com