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Press conference invitation

How is R&D developing in private enterprises in Switzerland? 2021 results and latest trends

Research and development (R&D) is a key area in a country’s competitiveness and economic dynamism. How much money is devoted to R&D in Switzerland? Who are the main stakeholders? What are the most important types of research? And how does this compare internationally?

This press conference will be the occasion for the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) to answer these questions and to present the latest results in this field. As a survey partner and major user of this statistic, economiesuisse will participate in the press conference. It will put into perspective the latest data collected by the FSO.

Monday 19 December 2022
Federal Palace Media Centre
Conference room N-2, Bundesgasse 8-12, Bern
9:30 to 10:30am

Presentation of results:
Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General, FSO
Philippe Stauffer, Head of Section WSA

Background and outlook:
Rudolf Minsch, chief economist economiesuisse

Information and registration:
Media Service
Tel. 058 463 60 13

Specialised journalists and other journalists without accreditation from the Federal Chancellery, the Parliamentary Services or a press card must register in advance at

Other media representatives will be able to follow the conference online on the FSO’s interactive YouTube page and ask questions via the chat function.

The documentation will be available from 19 December at 9:30am on

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