How does a well-resourced, democratic and environmentally conscious country like Switzerland address the “Future of Urban Mobility”?
Swiss students have dispersed for the summer holidays. Among those graduating and entering the job market, a new trend is emerging. More and more young people are founding startups. Idyllically situated with views of Zurich, the Villa Rigi, a former manor house, has bright rooms and a garden that now serve a new purpose: as a headquarters for Swiss startups. Five startups are based here, among them ElectricFeel, a technology spin-off from the university ETH Zürich, with a focus on urban mobility.
While established companies don’t want to miss the next big thing, startups are looking for promising collaborations.
At the second World Collaborative Mobility Congress (Wocomoco), held May 7-8 in Bern, Switzerland, entrepreneurs and policymakers discussed over the two days their experiences and identified challenges ahead in reshaping mobility.
Women and the automotive industry
An unusual sight greets visitors to the 2014 84th Geneva Motor Show: Rather than the infamous motor show girls draped over the cars, there are more and more men working at the stalls.
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland – Missing the train at 6:45 in the morning does not start the day well. The anger with myself, the world and the punctuality of the Swiss train system reaches a new peak.