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In photos These Swiss inventions have become iconic

The Swiss are often perceived as cautious and meticulous, but they also have a creative spirit that has produced many inventions.

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A hard-earned thirst Micro-breweries battle for space in growing Swiss beer market

Switzerland’s love of beer is driving a boom in local craft beer brewers. Now home to more than 1,000 breweries, is there a risk of market saturation?

Swiss craft beer How the Three Ladies tickle the taste buds

Brasserie Trois Dames in western Switzerland has built up a reputation as a local brewer of quality beer since its creation in 2003.

Plant Protection Switzerland nurtures secrecy on pesticides

Swiss pesticide approval procedures are still far from transparent, fueling strong suspicions of collusion between the authorities and industry.

Swiss-made agrotech Swiss start-up leads the fight against food waste

A Swiss agrotech start-up has declared war on food waste with the development of a natural product that fights pathogenic fungi.

Trisa's Dental democracy Swiss toothbrush company gives workers a say

Toothbrushes made by Swiss family enterprise Trisa clean the teeth of people on every continent. The company has a unique employee philosophy.

Baselworld 2019 Start-ups out to conquer the watchmaking world

With several traditional watchmakers not in attendance, Baselworld has this year launched a platform to showcase industry start-ups.

Start-ups at Baselworld ‘An incredible opportunity to meet everyone in the watch-making world’

Trendy and sustainable The new chic: pre-loved watches

With the rise of e-commerce and retro fashion trends, watches are finding a second life around new wrists.

Exotic fibres Why bananas could be the fabric of the future

Can Swiss experiments with fibres from banana stem, nettle, wood or flax offer more sustainable alternatives to cotton?

Gene therapy GE, Roche, Spark: flair for genes

The fear of missing out is a powerful motivator. Dealmaking in healthcare is often fuelled by a drive to outbid rivals for cutting-edge technology. 

Pilatus PC-24 Swiss-made ‘Air Force One’ jet ready for service

The locally produced Pilatus PC-24 jet plane will transport the Swiss president and other members of the Federal Council.

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Swiss drone valley Startup makes life-saving robots inspired by flies

The drones of Lausanne start-up Flyability can reach inaccessible areas, reducing not only costs but also the risk of a fatal accident.