Switzerland of Inventions


With an excellent education system and a highly competitive research and development sector, this central European country has institutionalized a long tradition of excellence.

Switzerland has been a hatchery of ideas for hundreds of years. A plethora of scientists and entrepreneurs have testified to Switzerland’s extraordinary innovation and changed the world by putting their inventive minds to work. Switzerland’s capacity to innovate relies on this pedigree.

  • Cellophane

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  • Clean Space One


  • Computer Mouse
  • Course in General Linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure (1916)

© Frank-Hneri Jullien, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • Helvetica Font, Max Miedinger, Eduard Hoffmann (1957)

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  • Enquiries into the Course of Nature in the development of the Human Race – Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1797)

© ETH Zürich Library

  • Fondue
  • KABA Key

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  • LSD
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Muesli
  • Nespresso & Nescafé
  • PASCAL progamming language by Niklaus Wirth

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  • ProVelcro® – Georges de Mestral (1941)

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  • Rex vegetable peeler – Alfred Neweczerzal (1947)

© Fred Klein, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • Solar powered planes: Solar Impulse

© Ed Mullin, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • Spirit: Absinthe

© Eric Litton, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • Stewi
  • The Immersion Blender

© Robbin1111, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • The Social Contract – Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762)

© Ambre Troizat, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • World Wide Web – Tim Berners-Lee at CERN (1989)

© Robert Scoble, Wikimedia Commons, GNU

  • Zip-fastener – Martin Winterhalter (1925)





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