Switzerland hits the UK in multi-city roadshow as UK/Swiss trade deal talks start

Oxford Vaccine

Following the announcement by President Ignazio Cassis and Prime Minister Boris Johnson that Switzerland and the UK are to start work on a new enhanced trade deal, the Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland is running the Switzerland in the UK Roadshow from 6th June to 1st July.

Six events are being held at at major economic and political hubs across the UK, and the tour will focus on further developing collaborations and trade in key technology and services areas where both countries are acknowledged world leaders: life sciences, robotics, space tech, medtech and cleantech.

Natalie Thomas, Head of Swiss Business Hub UK + Ireland, said:“We are extremely excited to be launching this important series of events involving established Swiss companies, plus startups and academic and research partnerships. Face-to-face meetings and new encounters with key players from business, science, culture and politics will strengthen relationships and promote collaboration between our two nations.”

For the Oxford event on 30th June, attendees will hear from the leading academic and company representatives behind the Oxford-Cambridge Vaccine. The panel includes Professor Sir Andrew Pollard a key member of the vaccine taskforce, as well as speakers from AstraZeneca and vaccine biotech SpyBiotech

As second panel will focus on the impact that Covid 19  has had on the future of digital health technologies. Speakers from Novartis, Misanto will be joined by the CEO of Oxford Nanopore, Dr Gordon Sanghera, Professor Niki Trigoni, CTO and founder of Navenio and Dr Clare Bloomfield from NHS Digital.

The City tour will visit

BRISTOL 27th June: Robotics and drones

OXFORD 30th June: Global health & vaccine development

OXFORD 1st July: Cleantech

and also

CAMBRIDGE 6th Jun: Cell and gene therapy

BIRMINGHAM 7th June: Sustainable mobility

EDINBURGH 8th June: Space tech