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Watches, chocolate, and… swisstech!
We put the spotlight on the exceptional performance of the Swiss innovation ecosystem.

swisstech organization

Why a swisstech campaign?

The swisstech campaign is a private-public initiative supported by Presence Switzerland, Innosuisse, the swissnex network, digitalswitzerland and Switzerland Global Enterprise. The campaign aims to raise Switzerland's profile as a world-leading innovative location for business and to increase the visibility of its deeptech and other state-of-the-art companies as well as of its research excellence abroad.  

Follow #swisstech to discover the best Swiss Made technology at the most relevant global tech events. As an outstanding innovation and technology hub, Switzerland is an attractive location for investors and foreign companies.

swisstech partners

Get to know us
Promoting Switzerland

Presence Switzerland

Presence Switzerland (PRS), a unit of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is competent for the image of Switzerland. We support the protection of Switzerland’s interests by using various public relations tools. Our aim is to make you discover our country and its numerous assets! Our tasks include transmitting general knowledge about our country, the forging of understanding for it, as well as a portrayal of Switzerland’s diversity and attractiveness.

At PRS, we implement this mandate through campaigning, projects abroad, hosting visits by foreign journalists and decision-makers to Switzerland, digital marketing, developing and distributing information media in other countries about Switzerland. We also manage Switzerland’s appearances at major international events such as the Swiss pavilion at World Expos and tech fairs around the world.

Nicolas Bideau
Ambassador, Head of Presence Switzerland
Swiss Innovation Agency

Innosuisse

In a constantly changing world, innovation is needed for the Switzerland of tomorrow. Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency, promotes science-based innovation through project funding, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services. Through this targeted support, Innosuisse catalyzes Swiss innovation and enables the creation of jobs to generate economical and societal value.

Dominique Gruhl-Bégin
Head of the Start-ups and Next-Generation Innovators Division
Connecting education, research and innovation

swissnex network

Swissnex is the global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research, and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. We thereby contribute to strengthen Switzerland's profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

Swissnex is a launchpad for Swiss startups in some of the world's leading technology and innovation hubs. Our equity-free startup programs are customized to the needs of entrepreneurs.

The core value of the swissnex network consists of: 

  • Connecting its partners to thriving innovation ecosystems worldwide
  • Advising on trends and opportunities in science, education and innovation
  • Promoting the visibility of Swiss higher education and research institutions start-ups and other innovation-driven partner organizations
  • Inspiring new ideas by promoting knowledge exchange
Malin Borg Soares
Head of swissnex network
Making Switzerland a Leading Digital Innovation Hub Worldwide!

digitalswitzerland

digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, multi-stakeholder initiative created from the shared vision of its over 200 members to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading innovation hub. By engaging government, business, academia and the public, we create a platform to lead Switzerland forward.

Nicolas Bürer
Managing Director
Invest in Switzerland

Switzerland Global Enterprise

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion with around 200 employees at offices throughout Switzerland and in 31 countries. We support Swiss SMEs in their international business and help innovative foreign companies to establish in Switzerland. In doing so, we rely on a unique network of national and global partners. This is how we create added value for our clients and prosperity for Switzerland.

As a non-profit organization, we provide a public service for our clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons. We operate our 27 offices, known as Swiss Business Hubs and Trade Points, in 31 countries jointly with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. Thanks to our global network of partners, we support our clients in many other countries.

Patrik Wermelinger
Head of Investment Promotion, Member of the Executive Committee

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