Welcome to the first of our 5-part series on why you should choose Switzerland as a business location for your scale-up. In partnership with Switzerland Global Enterprise.
Have you ever wondered how Switzerland’s pragmatic collaboration between science and industry can help your company expedite the journey of your products to market?
In Switzerland, companies collaborate closely with research institutes and universities to address practical problems and innovate new products or processes. This mutual partnership benefits both sides, allowing research institutes to access the latest technologies and real-world challenges, leading to more relevant and impactful research programs. Such cooperation also ensures that research aligns with industry needs and facilitates practical applications of new discoveries.
With this approach to R&D, Switzerland provides a fertile ground for innovation and growth – and your scale-up can benefit from it.
Case study: Open Innovation at Switzerland Innovation Park by Japanese company Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a leading Japanese company specializing in Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions, made a strategic decision to expand its operations into the Life Sciences industry. Yokogawa evaluated potential locations for their new subsidiaries and found that Switzerland's approach to open innovation, its ability to facilitate collaborations with innovation parks, and its fast-to-market approach offered precisely what they sought. As a result, Yokogawa chose Switzerland as the best place to establish their new entity in the Life Sciences sector.
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Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is a partner of Kickstart Innovation. We help you in evaluating Switzerland for your business venture. We provide legal, tax, and administrative benchmarking data, organize site visits for your team to experience Switzerland for yourself, and facilitate contacts with industry-specific ecosystem players, and answer all your questions about Switzerland as a business location – free of charge!