Switzerland and Sweden are global forerunners within innovation and a high tech based manufacturing is on the top of both nations’ agenda. In order to preserve a strong industrial base, innovation & strategic industrial R&D alliances & digitalization of the manufacturing industry are a key. Therefore the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative has chosen smart factories as one of its promotion areas.
When it comes to innovative smart systems, Switzerland and Sweden are two of the world leaders. The industry marry SWII focus areas such as life science, software and manufacturing.
The challenge for Switzerland and Sweden is to preserve a strong industrial base. In this quest innovation is key. Work to ensure our countries remain in a leading position within smart systems is therefore important, and new bilateral R&D projects central. Therefore, Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative has chosen smart systems as one of the 2014 promotion areas for Swiss-Swedish R&D co-operation.
Switzerland and Sweden are two of the most important global players in the creation of solution-driven products and techniques in the life science sector.
To ensure that both Swiss and Swedish academia and SMEs continue to remain at the forefront on the global medical & bio technology market, they need to apply state-of-the art scientific findings. The road from laboratory to market is bumpy and many researchers from academia and SMEs find it difficult to cope with limited financial capabilities.
Sweden and Switzerland face common challenges in their high tech industry. An ever increasing part of the companies' R&D effort goes in to software and many of their product's unique selling features are implemented in software. In the same time the knowledge on how to develop software efficiently is spread over the world.