Bak Briefing 2019: The Technology Revolution and Trends Resulting in Opportunities for Switzerland and European Regions
Research, development and innovation are at the core of Europe’s competitiveness. Technological progress is the key trend currently discussed in many industrial countries and regions and its importance will likely become even more pronounced as increasing tendencies towards protectionism negatively affect other traditional growth drivers such as world trade. Technology will change the way we work and live worldwide. Great new possibilities are opening up. However, with this come new challenges and ques-tions that needs to be answered.
Technological progress provides opportunities for regions, but it is also a challenge to harvest its growth potential. Switzerland is one of the most competitive and innovative countries in Europe and can serve not only as a showcase for the achievements in innovation policy, but also for the challenges aligned with it. As a Swiss company with more than 30 years of experience in regional benchmarking and innovation monitoring, BAK Economics addresses the resulting needs of European regions securing a high level of technological innovation and thus their competitiveness.
The purpose of the event is to provide profound regional analysis of competitiveness, innovation and technological progress using Switzerland as a showcase. The BAK briefing also provides an opportunity for networking for delegates from the public and private sector as well as academic representatives from all over Europe.