(Lausanne, Basel, Zurich, Bellinzona – 14/16 June 2022)
From 14 to 16 June 2022, CITT took part in the study tour “SWITZERLAND, CRADLE OF INNOVATION”, organised by the Swiss Embassy in Italy to present the excellence of the Swiss Confederation’s innovation system.
Among the institutions visited during the mission by Dr. Fabio Terragni, member of the Human Technopole Management Committee delegate for Technology Transfer and CITT Coordinator, and Dr. Marica Nobile, Head of Institutional Relations at Human Technopole, are:
- EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL);
- Pupella (University of Basel Innovation Garage, Pupella | Innovation Office | Basel);
- ETH (Zurich Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich – Homepage | ETH Zurich);
- BIOS+ (Bellinzona Institute of Science, Bios⁺ – Home (biosplus.ch).
During the visit, CITT’s delegates had the chance to meet researchers, startuppers and entrepreneurs – many of them Italian – who have chosen Switzerland to carry out their research and develop their innovative products. Furthermore, it was possible to study the extraordinarily effective technology transfer models adopted in the Swiss Confederation, discussing them directly with local decision makers, diplomats, academics and entrepreneurs.
Finally, the mission was an opportunity to develop an initial network of Swiss contacts useful to foster CITT’s international collaborations in the near future.