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Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country. In international rankings, it has come out ahead of Sweden and the US for several years, according to the Global Innovation Index 2019. It also takes the top spot in the patent world for many key technologies. A stream of new ideas and the resulting patent applications are being added to the list of tried-and-tested products. The country’s inventive spirit knows no bounds, even during times of crisis. Developers and researchers are in top form, drawing up and rolling out urgently required solutions.

However, companies should not lose sight of the bigger picture while making daring strides and reaching key turning points – how can we secure tomorrow’s innovations today?

At the 15th edition of the Swiss Innovation Forum, we explore this question in light of its motto “NOW – It’s Time To Innovate”. We learn from experts from Switzerland and abroad. Together and beyond our country’s borders, we discuss conditions and opportunities with a view to safeguarding innovations both today and in the future.

The Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) offers a platform for dialogue and interaction between experts from the fields of business, academia, education, politics and the media. With its more than 40 exhibitors, the Future Expo delivers insights into the world of tomorrow. Get to know numerous start-ups, along with the innovative ideas and minds behind them. Get your annual dose of inspiration at Switzerland’s leading innovation conference.


Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020

Time: 8.45 a.m. – 5.15 p.m

Place: Congress Center Basel

Speakers: 25 from Switzerland and abroad

Languages: German/English (simultaneous translation)

Basel’s Exhibition and Congress Center is conveniently located next to a motorway exit. The exit “Messe” from the A2 motorway goes directly to the parking garage for the Basel Exhibition Center. There are 1,300 parking places.

With the streetcar lines 1 or 2 from the Basel main station (SBB/SNCF) you can reach the “Messeplatz” stop in 10 minutes. The Congress Center Basel is part of the Basel Exhibition Center. From the Badischer Bahnhof you can take streetcar lines 2 or 6 for just two stops.

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