ICT Cluster
Zurich as a Motor for Growth.

ICT Cluster – the Driving Force for Zurich's Economy

Zurich has developed into the center for the Swiss ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector. No other canton has more employees or newly founded companies.

The ICT sector in Zurich

The ICT sector in Zurich employs around 50,000 people in 5,000 companies located in the city and surrounding region. Major international corporations, such as Google, Disney Research and IBM, are domiciled here.

Particularly gratifying in this regard is the innovative start-up scene in Zurich. Nowhere else in Switzerland are so many ICT start-ups founded as in Canton Zurich. The reason for this is the numerous business incubators, which help fledgling enterprises through the difficult initial phase. A shining example of this is the promotional organization, BlueLion, or groundbreaking initiatives such as the Impact Hub, which offers work spaces in a temporary building in the urban Zürich-West quarter to both start-up and established companies from the ICT sector for collaborative activities.

One major success story is that of Doodle, an online tool that has become indispensable for scheduling meetings and appointments. Doodle was developed in 2003 by Swiss IT specialist and ETH graduate Michael Näf when he wanted to organize a meal out with a number of friends. In 2014, Doodle exceeded the milestone figure of 20 million users per month worldwide.

Diverse events in the field of information and communications technology are held throughout the year in Zurich and surrounding region. You can find further information about these events under the following links:


Tech Up



CH Open




SICTIC - Swiss ICT Investor Club

SIMSA – Swiss Internet Industry Association

SMAMA - Swiss Mobile Association

Impact Hub


Digital Brainstorming


FabLab Zürich


OSS Directory



ASUT - Schweizerischer Verband der Telekommunikation

W.I.R.E. Think Tank

We Shape Tech

Over 750 guests from all over the world convened in Zurich for the 6th Product Management Festival.
Mar 05, 2018
January 18–21,2018
The Computer Game Festival presents the latest trends in the industry and invites visitors to discover and enjoy.
In November 2017, the TEDxZurich conference took place for the 8th time at the SRF Studios.
Dec 18, 2017
Festival, conference, hackathon: the Digital Festival took place for the second time in Zurich.
Oct 09, 2017
During the "Informatiktage" in June, 9,000 visitors gained an insight into Zurich’s IT sector.
Aug 02, 2017