Swiss Open Innovation Webinar (May 27.2021) – Agritech Drone Applications in Western Switzerland

May 07, 2021

Date/Time:       May 27, 2021 (Thursday)

16:00 - 17:00 (JST)

09:00 – 10:00 (CEST)

Please join 5 minutes earlier for explanations on the use of ZOOM


Organizers:      The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

                         The Greater Geneva Bern Area (GGBa)


Target audience: Japanese companies looking to collaborate with Swiss start-ups and Swiss Institutes

(Other companies can also join.)


Participation:   Free of charge/limited to 100 persons


Language:        Japanese/English (simultaneous translation)


Location:          Zoom webinar (online); the URL will be sent to the registered email address on May 26th




(Registration deadline May 25, 2021)


Contact:           Ms. Fumi JOKURA or Nathalie CORNIER, JETRO Geneva at


Disclaimer/Terms of use:

(Japanese only)


Time (JST)

Time (CEST)





Ms. Fumi Jokura

Director, JETRO Geneva

Explanation of Zoom Functions



Mr. Takashi Wada

Director General,

JETRO Geneva

Switzerland Tech Market



Mr. Thomas Bohn, Executive Director, GGBa

Introduction of GGBa ( Greater Geneva Bern Area)


9:15- 9:25

Mr. Alain Schacher, Director General, Agropôle

Uniqueness of drone ecosystem in Switzerland:agritech application



Mr. Frédéric Hemmeler,

CEO, Aero41

Introduction of Aero41


9:35-09 :45

Mr. Cyril Halter, COO, Ecorobotix

Introduction of Ecorobotix



9:45 –09:55

Mr. Igor Ivanov, CEO, Gamaya

Introduction of Gamaya


17 :00

09:55-10 :00


Managed by Mr. Cyril Halter

Program in PDF (English)

The program in Japanese is available by following this link 

Organization and company profiles:


The Greater Geneva Bern area (GGBa) is the investment promotion agency for Western Switzerland, bringing together the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Geneva and Valais.  Its mission is to provide support to foreign companies allowing them to get established quickly and develop their activities in Western Switzerland.  Since its creation in 2010, the GGBa, in cooperation with the cantonal economic promotion agencies, has guided hundreds of companies from around the world in launching their activities in the region.


Established in 2013, Agropôle aims to bring together all the players in the agro-food industry in agritech and foodtech innovation in order to build an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable future.  Drones play a major role in agritech and are the keys to solve many issues related to a sustainable food and agriculture industry.



Aero41 is developing a drone entirely dedicated to crop protection, a flexible and intelligent platform that will integrate AI and collect data to make crop protection more and more eco-responsible while being effective to ensure the necessary yields.  



Based in Switzerland, ecoRobotix is developing a revolutionary weed-killer robot, fully automatic and solar-powered. It detects weeds among crop and destroys them using 95% less chemicals. No driver, no tractor, no energy, few herbicides: weeding costs are heavily reduced as well, up to 50%.. EcoRobotix has been classified as one of the best Agtech start-up by Forbes.


Gamaya improves efficiency and sustainability of farming businesses by offering unique and compelling agronomy solutions, enabled by hyperspectral imaging and artificial intelligence. Gamaya’s decision support and automation services help industrial farmers reduce costs of water, chemicals, fuel and manual labour, while reducing environmental impact and improving the quantity and quality of their produce.