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12 November 2019|

Launch of the Swiss Cybersecurity Specialist federal certificate

The new professional profile of Cybersecurity Specialist with a federal certificate was officially launched on 11 November 2019, with the aim of turning future graduates into ICT security experts. The new national Cyber Security Specialist Certificate provides training for specialists so that they can acquire practical skills to effectively manage cyber risks. After the approval […]

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7 October 2019|

A blockchain-centric training institute in Geneva

A new Geneva-based training institute specializing exclusively in blockchain provides engineers with training on complex programming languages such as Ethereum, Hyperledger, Tezos, Stellar Ripple and Libra.

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2 October 2019|

Geneva welcomes the CyberPeace Institute

Geneva welcomes the CyberPeace Institute, an organization dedicated to assisting vulnerable communities, promoting transparency and participating in international discussions about behaviour in cyberspace.

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1 October 2019|

Fintech platform YouHodler opens Swiss office

Attracted by Switzerland’s outstanding blockchain community, national infrastructure and innovation support mechanisms, YouHodler has recently established a presence in Lausanne.

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24 July 2019|

Precision agriculture startup Gamaya raises CHF 12 million

An EPFL spinoff active in precision agriculture, Gamaya has completed a CHF 12 million financing round and is now entering its commercialization phase.

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22 July 2019|

Flybotix introduces a new type of drone

The EPFL startup Flybotix has built a new type of drone, with a propulsion system consisting of only two propellers.

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1 July 2019|

METACO, AlgoTrader and Cysec announce a strategic partnership

Three Swiss fintech startups have joined forces to create a technology solution that allows financial institutions to seamlessly integrate, manage and trade cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets.

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1 July 2019|

METACO, AlgoTrader and Cysec announce a strategic partnership

Three Swiss fintech startups have joined forces to create a technology solution that allows financial institutions to seamlessly integrate, manage and trade cryptocurrencies and other cryptoassets.

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13 June 2019|

Vacheron Constantin uses blockchain to authenticate its watches

To combat counterfeiting and guarantee authenticity throughout the lifespan of its timepieces, the world’s oldest manufacturer of fine watches has adopted a certification process supported by the blockchain technology.

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20 May 2019|

Facebook establishes its blockchain payment company in Geneva

Facebook has chosen Geneva to create Libra Networks, which will enable the social network to develop payment and financing services using blockchain technology and big data.

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15 May 2019|

Aero41 develops a drone for the protection of crops

Located in the canton of Vaud, halfway between the Valais and Vaud vineyards, close to the technological hubs at the forefront of robotics and IT technology of the future, Aero41 is a new structure created to develop drone-based crop protection in Switzerland.

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13 May 2019|

A Fintech Executive Education Program launches in Geneva

The University of Geneva and the Geneva Finance Research Institute are launching the first Executive Education program in fintech.

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6 May 2019|

Switzerland takes the lead around the safe integration of drones

As industry and regulatory stakeholders across Europe work to establish a framework for pan-European drone regulations, some countries and regions have taken the lead in terms of establishing how manned and unmanned aircraft will be able to safely interact.

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6 May 2019|

Start-up INVOLI receives the PERL innovation trophy

INVOLI, a start-up specializing in the integration of UAVs in air traffic, won the award for most innovative company of the year.

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19 March 2019|

Drones will have to be registered to fly

In order to increase air traffic safety and with the upcoming implementation of U-Space, all drones weighing more than 250 grams will have to be registered in a federal registry to fly.

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6 February 2019|

Finma’s fintech license is available

Since 1 January 2019, it is possible to obtain a “fintech” licence from Finma. The objective of this license is to encourage innovative companies, particularly in the field of new financial technologies.

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4 February 2019|

Kudelski launches a Blockchain Security Center

Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group based in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, has announced the launch of its Blockchain Security Center (BSC), making available its cryptography expertise to the rapidly evolving blockchain developer community.

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23 January 2019|

A blockchain center of excellence in Geneva

With the upcoming launch of a blockchain center of excellence focused on fintech, Geneva joins Wisekey’s centers in India, Mauritius and Rwanda.

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12 September 2019|

Two Swiss universities among the global leaders in crypto education

EPFL and ETH Zurich rank 5th and 8th respectively in the Coinbase 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education list.

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