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 and the University of Zurich is a world leader in research in medicine, business and economics, and several natural sciences. Both institutes, as well as numerous universities of applied sciences, attach great importance to applied research and collaborations with industry. 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.