More data on innovation in Switzerland

Startupticker.ch is reporting about the latest annual update from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). This is hot on the heels of the KOF innovation study.

It covers all entrepreneurship in Switzerland, so it isn’t specific to our focus high-tech innovation. But there’s some interesting data:

Switzerland shows no great potential with regard to creating new jobs via young companies.

A clear orientation on (combined product-market) innovation and orientation to international markets is clear.

Switzerland achieves outstanding results in finance, commercial infrastructure, tertiary education, and knowledge and technology transfer, as well as in stable internal market dynamics.

The age structure of entrepreneurial activity in Switzerland is noteworthy. Entrepreneurial activity among the young
in Switzerland (18-24) is the lowest of all comparable countries, whereas the 35-44 age group shows the highest entrenpreneurial activity.

Entrepreneurial activity for both first and the second generation migrants is significantly higher than the Swiss average.

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