Power Up Switzerland
Switzerland is a prosperous country, with a competitive, successful economy consistently ranked as one of the world’s 20 largest, despite its small domestic market and lack of natural resources. Good political institutions, a free market economy and a quality dual educational system are just some of the factors that have contributed to this success.
Even before COVID-19, the Swiss success model was starting to lose its shine with low productivity, declining competitiveness and decreasing ease of doing business. With government and businesses focusing their efforts to get the country back on track post-Covid, they need to go further to think about the long-term, innovative and far-reaching reforms needed to power up Switzerland now and in the future.
Discover the eight success areas that are critical to the long-term success of the country and where government and businesses have the greatest scope to boost Switzerland’s competitiveness, productivity and progress.
Entrepreneurship and Start-up culture
Encouraging the next generation and a globally competitive start-up scene
Improving regulations and accelerating digitalisation to remain competitive in the future
Creating frameworks and setting standards to be a leading business location
Offsetting geopolitical trends through long-term trade access and resilient supply chains
Research and Development
Working together at home and abroad to boost digital innovation and progress
Sustainability, Infrastructure and Energy
Smart initiatives, modern infrastructure and energy security are key for the future
Talent and Skills
Addressing the challenges posed by digitalisation and an ageing workforce
Maintaining fiscal attractiveness through healthy competition, good relationships and digitalisation