Newly developed technologies and inventions are better protected in Switzerland than in any other country: one of the many reasons behind the global success of the Swiss pharmaceutical industry.
Medtech is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative sectors of the Swiss economy. One of the reasons for its success is the availability of highly skilled staff with professional know-how acquired in related fields.
Financial and insurance
Switzerland owes its position as one of the world’s leading financial centres to a unique combination of factors: political and economic stability, a highly qualified labour force, a favourable legal framework, the stable Swiss franc, a broad offering of financial and insurance services and an innovative approach to creating new products.
IT & communication technology
Switzerland’s long-standing focus on education and innovation has made it a leader in some of the most rapidly developing fields: IT and communication technology.
Pioneering policies in environmental protection have made Switzerland a leading location for the development and marketing of clean-technology products and services worldwide. Strict norms governing the Swiss market ensure an excellent chance of securing entry into export markets.
Located at the meeting point of many historic European trading routes, yet lacking mineral resources of its own, Switzerland has always relied heavily on external exchange. Today it is one of the world’s leading centres for trading commodities.
Biotechnology is the science of using living organisms to enhance medicines, crops, fuels and other products. This active, fast-growing industry relies on a strong network of related companies and institutions, and accounts for more than 700 suppliers and manufacturers.
Switzerland has always been known for its tolerance and neutrality. This has also attracted hundreds of international organisations, ranging from the United Nations to world sports federations.