About Promotion Area Smart Products for Automated Transportation

Transportation is an industry experiencing rapid change due to automatization, digitalization and new business models. It is also an industry with the potential to transform our cities and the society we live in. 

Sweden and Switzerland both have a tradition of innovative, world leading companies within the field of transportation. Both countries also harbour leading research institutions and university faculties in the area of automation. Hence, Smart Products for Automated Transportation is one promotion area of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative.

About Promotion Area Smart Factory

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.

Sweden and Switzerland both have a tradition of innovative, world leading companies within the field of transportation. Both countries also harbour leading research institutions and university faculties in the area of automation. Hence, Smart Products for Automated Transportation is one promotion area of the Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative.

About Promotion Area Smart Systems

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.

About Promotion Area Medtech & Biotech

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.

About Promotion Area Innovative Software

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.

About Promotion Area Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is vital for both Sweden and Switzerland. It stands for approximately 50% of both countries' export value.

This industry is however fully exposed to globalization with production being outsourced to low cost countries. In order to continue to compete on the global market and maintain the industrial base in both our countries, Switzerland and Sweden need to faster develop individualized, resource smart solutions with accentuated customer value.

Upcoming events

September 26, 2019
Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative - AI, Big Data & XR
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February, 2020 
Swiss Nordic Bio
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Contact person:
Ms. Ulrika Hallström, Consultant,
Business Sweden Switzerland


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