• SWII-AI, Big Data & XR, September 26 2019, ABB Baden, Switzerland

    Matching the most Innovative Swiss and Swedish SMEs, MNEs & research institutes to foster bilateral market oriented research collaboration within AI, Big Data & XR

  • 9th Swiss-Swedish Call for R&D Project Outlines will be launched in September 2019

  • SWISS NORDIC BIO, February, 2020

    An exclusive B2B investment & networking conference - Connecting healthcare innovations, investors & industry

SWII 2019 - AI, Big Data & VR/AR

An exclusive Swiss-Swedish industrial R&D partnering program with focus on AI, Big Data & VR/AR. SWII 2019 is organised in cooperation with leading advanced AI & Digitization clusters and gathers best in class within the Swiss and Swedish AI, Big Data & VR/AR-scene. The conference will take place in September 26, 2019 in Baden, Switzerland.

Swiss Nordic Bio 2020

Swiss Nordic Bio is organized by the Nordic countries in co-operation with Swiss partners. During this high-level partnering and investor conference, Swiss and Nordic biotech, pharmaceutical and MedTech companies as well as investors meet in one-to-one meetings and present themselves in plenum. The goal of the conference and the Swiss-Nordic focus is to establish new contacts and networks. The conference will be held in Switzerland in February, 2020.


Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative

Switzerland and Sweden face common challenges in our high-tech industries. Both countries need to be constantly innovative and improve their production systems to maintain a high degree of domestic industrial base. Being two of the world leaders in innovation, Switzerland and Sweden form natural partners in tackling these tasks.

SWII is a joint bilateral initiative with the overall objective to increase market oriented high-technology R&D projects between Switzerland and Sweden. Issuing bilateral calls for R&D project proposals and organizing networking conferences, SWII has catalyzed the creation of bilateral R&D consortia conducting close-to-market projects.

Until today, more than 39 projects with a total project value of some 64 million Euros have formed in connection to the SWII activities. 

The initiative is a result of the good bilateral relations between Swiss and Swedish research organizations and academia, companies and innovation agencies. It is also a direct spin off to the four Research and Technology Workshops conducted in 2009 and 2010 arranged by Business Sweden and Saab in co-operation with Swiss partners.

The steering group behind the initiative consists of the Swedish Innovation Promotion Agency Vinnova, Innosuisse, Business Sweden and Saab.

Upcoming events

September/October 2020
Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative 
February, 2021 
Swiss Nordic Bio
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Previous events

6 February 2020
Swiss Nordic Bio
High level partnering & investor Event

26 September 2019
AI, Big Data & XR
Exclusive Swiss- Swedish R&D Networking Conference. 

7 February 2019
Swiss Nordic Bio 
High level partnering & investor event. 

25 September 2018
Additive Manufacturing & Lightweight Technologies
Exclusive Swiss- Swedish R&D Networking Conference. 

8 February 2018
Swiss Nordic Bio 
High level partnering & investor event. 

28 September 2017
Additive Manufacturing Partnering Program

Exclusive Swiss-Swedish R&D Networking Conference. 

28 September 2016
Smart Products for Automated Transportation
Exclusive Swiss-Swedish R&D Networking Conference. 

26-28 April 2016
EUREKA Innovation Event 2016, Stockholm
Under the Swedish EUREKA Chairmanship: Exclusive close to market R&D networking and partnering conference.

10 February 2016
Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar 2016, Zurich
An exclusive partnering and investor conference.

23 September 2015
Innovative Smart Factory Networking Conference, Baden-Dättwil
Exclusive industrial networking conference.

9-10 September 2015
Nordic Life Science Days, Stockholm
Investor pitches, matchmaking & networking with the most innovative life science companies.

5 February 2015
9th Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business-Seminar, Zurich
Exclusive B2B investment & partnering conference.

19 November 2014
EUREKA Innovation Event, Basel
Exclusive industrial networking conference.
Watch the inspiring movie clip from the event.

2 October 2014 
Innovative Smart Materials Networking Conference 2014, Lausanne
Exclusive industrial networking conference.

8-9 September 2014
Nordic Life Science Days, Stockholm
Workshops, matchmaking & networking with the most innovative life science companies.

1 April 2014
Innovative Smart Systems Networking Conference 2014, Neuchatel
Exclusive B2B investment and networking conference.

12 Feb 2014 
8th Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar 2014, Zurich 
Exclusive B2B investment and networking conference. 

25 Sept 2013
Innovative Manufacturing Networking Conference 2013, Dübendorf 
Exclusive B2B investment and networking conference.

21-22 Aug 2013
Digital Health Days Stockholm 2013
An arena for setting the future healthcare agenda.

18 Apr 2013 
Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative, Information Session, Stockholm
Joint seminar by VINNOVA and the Swiss Embassy in Sweden.

21 Feb 2013 
Innovative Software Networking Conference 2013, Winterthur 
Funding and B2B networking conference at ZHAW in Winterthur.

12 Feb 2013
7th Swiss-Scandinavian Bio-Business Seminar 2013, Zürich
Exclusive B2B investment and networking conference.

14 Nov 2012
Swiss Pavillion @ MEDICA, Düsseldorf
Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiatie (SWII) presented a networking aperitif and information session.

15 Nov 2012
Sweden Boat @ MEDICA, Düsseldorf
Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII) invited to a presentation about funding opportunities for industrial, close-to-market R&D projects.

Contact person:
Ms. Ulrika Hallström, Consultant,
Business Sweden Switzerland

Direct phone: +43 699 123 515 30
E-Mail: ulrika.hallstrom@business-sweden.se