Why do we need High-tech Connect Suisse?

We want Switzerland to expand its world-leading business competitiveness as a high-tech nation (in all areas but in particular in the most important IT sector) by combining forces with global high-tech ecosystems such as Silicon Valley, Israel and – new – China.

The ultimate goal must be to develop and secure as many high-tech jobs as possible.

It is an international battle for investing in ideas, entrepreneurs and creating large global high-tech firms based also in Switzerland. We want to help prepare for that now.

What are the goals of High-Tech Connect Suisse

  • Combine the spirit of the world’s innovation ecosystems with Switzerland’s success story
  • Meet well-selected international high-tech startups from Silicon Valley, Israel, China, and Europe
  • Show new high-tech trends originating from Switzerland and global innovation ecosystems
  • Provide training and networking possibilities for technology entrepreneurs and established Swiss corporations
  • Conduct and finance research in high-tech entrepreneurship and global innovation ecosystems
  • Hand out an achievement award and honor high-tech investors, entrepreneurs, business managers, educators and accelerators for their work in Switzerland
  • Ultimately help develop internationally successful technology ventures, future-proof existing corporations, and create and secure high-tech jobs now and in the future

How High-Tech Connect Suisse can benefit your interests

Events

High-tech Trends and Innovation Ecosystem Trips

High-Tech Connect holds several events. There are two types of events: global innovation ecosystem exchanges (with Silicon Valley, Israel, China, Europe, etc.) and high-tech trend events. We understand the value of learning from each other’s success stories, first-hand experiences and networking. Our events enable members to keep up-to-date with what the global high-tech trends will bring and how they can benefit from and be a part of it.
Through international business development trips to Silicon Valley, Israel, China and other places, our members can learn first-hand about latest high-tech trends and innovation ecosystems. These trips are not mere sightseeing or educational, but focus on specific business topics such as e.g. security startups in Israel, or leading startups in Silicon Valley seeking EMEA headquarters (possible in Switzerland) and others.

Innovation Finance Consultancy

Support

Innovation financing has become a challenge for many Swiss startups. This is particularly true for follow on investments. Our network and that of our partners can advise our members on a consultancy basis.
Most Swiss high-tech companies never successfully expand outside of Switzerland. Our experts advise and offer first-hand support for ambitious SMEs and startups who want to become global success stories.

Lobbying

Professional Training

Through constructive engagement with global innovation ecosystems High-Tech Connect works to learn stakeholders requirements, formulate Swiss innovation ecosystem requirements and address these with the authorities and government to help Switzerland prioritize and ultimately maximize its success now and in the future.
Through its own courses and in partnership with others, High-Tech Connect offers a selection of courses designed to enable its members to learn what it takes to benefit from the latest high-tech trends, as well as how to grow a high-tech company globally to compete with the biggest success stories.
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