Meetings and congresses

Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau

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.

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The country’s world-class educational and research institutions have created a large pool of highly skilled, multi-lingual specialists with a track record of international collaboration at the highest level. The result: expertise is transferred swiftly into profitable business products.

Global companies that have taken advantage include Google, Siemens, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Orange, Microsoft, eBay, T-Systems and Reuters, all of whom have made significant investments here. For them, Switzerland makes the ideal base for research activities as well as sales, customer services and a variety of HQ functions.

Among the many pioneering facilities established recently is the “IMB Research – Zurich” site. Considered by many to be the birthplace of nanotechnology – the manipulation of matter at the molecular scale – it remains at the cutting edge of one of the most promising fields of research.

All about the Business Destination Switzerland


Shaping the future:

  • European HQ of Google, “IBM Research – Zurich” facility
  • Modern computer mice devel-oped here: Logitech, 1980s
  • Visit CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers are using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to probe the fundamental structure of the universe. Permanent exhibitions and guided tours offer fascinating insights into CERN’s achievements – including the invention of the World Wide Web in 1989.

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