Shanghai, 13 June 2019 – Marking the second successful appearance of Switzerland at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES ASIA) in Shanghai, the #SWISSTECH Pavilion featured 22 top Swiss startups from June 11 to 13 and served as a testament to Switzerland’s leading position in global technology and innovation. Six of the 22 startups received innovation awards this year in categories such as Robotics, GreenTech, Health and AI.
CES Asia 2019, the largest consumer electronics show in Asia with over 46,000 visitors and 500 exhibiting companies, was held from 11 to 13 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). In the primely-located 300-square-meter #SWISSTECH Pavilion – the largest country pavilion at CES Asia 2019 – 22 leading Swiss startups from areas including IoT, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), HealthTech, SportTech and Blockchain showcased their latest innovations.
Outperforming the success of 2018 when four of the seven participating Swiss startups had claimed innovation awards, six of the 22 startups received innovation awards this year in categories such as Robotics, GreenTech, Health and AI. Once again, the pavilion was a symbol of Swiss excellence in technology and innovation.
On June 11, Bernardino Regazzoni, Swiss Ambassador to China, and Gary Shapiro, CEO of Consumer Technology Association which organizes CES, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the #SWISSTECH Pavilion and delivered an opening speech. “Switzerland remains as the world’s most innovative country for the eight year in a row. One reason behind this is the vision of Swiss entrepreneurs and pioneers such as those present here at CES ASIA,” Ambassador Regazzoni said.
The interactive, multi-industry show provided visitors a glimpse into various applications of smart technologies. A wide range of products including a collision-tolerant drone, a high accuracy navigation system for autonomous vehicles, security robots, an AI medical diagnosis tool, and a connected sports platform were showcased during these days. The pavilion was a great example of how innovative technologies provide tools for a smart lifestyle, improve workplace efficiency and even serve as a complement to enhance human performance.
Additionally, all 22 startups were featured during the #SWISSTECH pitching night on June 12 where industry experts and prospective investors with multibillion net worth gathered. The event gave the Swiss startups the unique opportunity to connect with potential local partners and facilitate their market entry into the world’s fastest growing market.