Technology sector

Monitoring Technology Locations

Switzerland can only maintain its high wage position in the world if it can also keep up the productivity gap with the rest of the world.

The highly technological sectors of the Swiss branch of the industry, such as machinery, electrical, metal, watches, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, communications, energy, informatics - contribute a great deal to the Swiss economy as a whole. Measured in terms of export value, technology is by far the most important: the machine, electrical, metal, vehicle, precision instrumentation and watchmaking industries account for more than 50 per cent of Swiss exports.

A central element of the outstanding productivity development of the technology industries in Switzerland is the maintenance and expansion of technological performance. The implementation of technological potential in new markets and growth depends in particular on the global framework, but also on the specific location factors, strategic focus and well-thought-out cluster formation.

With the «Monitoring Technology Locations» project, BAK Economics compiles the Swiss technology cluster and compares it with competing technologies.


Industries and regions

Technology industry Switzerland
With the International Benchmarking Database, BAK has a database with information on value added, work volume, the number of employees and thus also the productivity for the various sub-sectors of the technology sector of a regional economy.

The life sciences industry (pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry, medical technology) and the precision industry / micromechanics and electronics, as well as the watch industry, are the success stories of the Swiss technology center. In order to meet the information, analysis and argumentation needs of the technology center in Switzerland and its regions, it is therefore necessary to calculate and analyze the NACE sectors concerned at a lower level.

Switzerland as a technology location in international comparison
With the International Benchmarking Database, BAK has a database with information on value added, work volume, the number of employees and thus also the productivity for the various sub-sectors of the technology sector of a regional economy.

The life sciences industry (pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry, medical technology) and the precision industry / micromechanics and electronics, as well as the watch industry, are the success stories of the Swiss technology center. In order to meet the information, analysis and argumentation needs of the technology center in Switzerland and its regions, it is therefore necessary to calculate and analyze the NACE sectors concerned at a lower level.


Industry sectors

Classification according to NACE / NOGA

24 Manufacture of chemical products
24.2 Agrochemical industry: production of pest control, plant protection and disinfectants
24.4 Manufacture of pharmaceutical products

DJ Manufacture and processing of metal, manufacture of metal products

29 Mechanical engineering

30 Manufacture of office machines, data processing equipment and devices

31/32 Manufacture of apparatus for the production of electricity, radio, television and communication equipment

33 Medical, measuring and control technology, optics, manufacture of clocks
33.1 Manufacture of medical and orthopedic products
33.5 Manufacture of watches and clocks

DM vehicle construction

EA Energy and water supply

64 Message transmission

72 Data processing and databases


Regions

The following regions are of importance for the «Monitoring Technology Locations» project:

Switzerland
Bassin Lémanique (cantons of Vaud and Geneva)
Arc Jurassien (Jura and Neuchâtel)
Espace Bern (Berne, Friborg, Solothurn, Valais)
Basel (Basel-City and Basel-Landschaft)
Aargau
Zurich
Central Switzerland (Lucerne, Zug, Schwyz, Uri, Nidwalden, Obwalden)
Eastern Switzerland (St.Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell AI and AR, Schaffhausen, Glarus)
Wallis
Ticino
Grisons

USA
Massachusetts
Indiana
Southern California
San Francisco Bay Area
New Jersey
new York

Germany
Baden-Württemberg (Karlsruhe Region, Stuttgart Region, Pforzheim Region, Tuttlingen Region, Ulm Region, Rastatt Region, Rottweil Region)
Bavaria (Munich Area, Nuremberg area)
Rhineland-Palatinate (Region of Südpfalz)
North Rhine-Westphalia (region Duisburg, region Cologne / Leverkusen)

France
Ile de France (Paris (Région Ile de France))
Rhône-Alpes (Grenoble (Department of Isère), Lyon (Rhône))
Franche Comté (Doubs, Territoire de Belfort)
Alsace

Italy
Lombardia (Provincia), Lecco (Provincia), Brescia (Provincia))
Veneto (Belluno (Provincia))

Austria
Eastern Austria
Vorarlberg
upper Austria
Styria

United Kingdom
West Midlands of England (Birmingham)
South East of England (Oxfordshire)
East of England (Cambridgeshire)
Grater London
Scotland

Netherlands
Eindhoven

Belgium

Ireland
Dublin
South West Ireland

Denmark / Sweden
Øresund (København and Sydsverige (border region))

Sweden
Stokholm
Sydsverige

Finland
Helsinki
Tampere
Turku
Oulu

Spain

Eastern / Central Europe
Czech Republic
Slovak Republic
Hungary
Poland
Slovenia
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania

China
Shanghai region
Hong Kong

Singapore


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