For developing innovative ideas into marketable products, Switzerland Innovation offers domestic and foreign companies the best locations in Switzerland: first-class accessibility, close to universities, suitable for further expansion, and in attractive areas. Switzerland Innovation – connecting great minds.

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Park Basel Area

47°33'N 7°32'E

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area gives academic, precompetitive, and spin-out R&D groups access to an independent biomedical and biotech research playground, a vibrant community of peers, and a world-class life sciences ecosystem.

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Park Innovaare

47°32'N 8°13'E

Located in close proximity to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and its unique complex of large-scale research facilities, Switzerland Innovation Park innovaare and the companies based there profit from the extensive collaboration opportunities with leading experts in four innovation focus areas: accelerator technology, advanced materials and processes, human health, and energy. The outstanding conditions offered by the Canton of Aargau make Switzerland Innovation Park innovaare an excellent choice for innovative and research-oriented companies.

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Park Zurich

47°22'N 8°32'E

Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich has 38 hectares of undeveloped land for the performance of R&D and joint innovation work between the worlds of business and science (Federal Institute of Technology [ETH] Zurich, University of Zurich and universities of applied sciences Zurich). The innovation focus areas are life sciences and quality of life, engineering and environment, and digital technologies and communication.

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Park Network West EPFL

47°51'N 6°56'E

Where first-class corporate R&D teams meet internationally renowned professors and highly innovative student spin-offs. Where disruptive innovation is a reality. Highly skilled people, superbly equipped laboratories, and a unique atmosphere ensure the creation of tomorrow’s most sought-after products. If your company wants to change the market rules, you should join our network and be part of the progress.

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Park Biel/Bienne

47°7'N 7°14'E

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne provides a platform for application-oriented research and development in the area of industrial technology. As a joint venture comprising private companies and public institutions, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne offers space, technology, and services for innovation teams and companies.

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Who we are

For years, Switzerland has been the most innovative country in the world. What makes us so successful?

The key word is education. Swiss schools and universities are among the best in the world and form the foundation of our innovative strength. Yet in order for our leading education and research to produce marketable products and services, our universities must have the best possible links to the economy.

This is where Switzerland Innovation comes in, with five sites nationwide offering universities and companies the opportunity to network. This exchange between science and the economy allows ideas to be developed further – to produce products and services that can be marketed successfully. At the same time, working together closely in a single space accelerates the development processes for all parties. This leads to successful innovation.

Switzerland Innovation creates a platform for domestic and international companies of all kinds – a platform allowing companies to further their research activities in partnership with our universities and higher-education institutions. The sharing of ideas between researchers, talented individuals, and innovative entrepreneurs creates breeding grounds for innovation.

For Switzerland, the launch of Switzerland Innovation with its five sites nationwide represents a milestone. Because innovation is the basis for our nation’s economic success – and thus the guarantee for our prosperity.

Switzerland Innovation

  • creates a platform that allows universities and innovative companies to collaborate and use their research results for the development of marketable products and services;
  • provides breeding grounds for innovations; and
  • strengthens Switzerland as one of the most innovative countries in the world.

Our objectives and responsibilities

Switzerland Innovation has the following objectives:

  • Realizing successful R&D collaborations between private companies, Swiss universities, and other research partners
  • Generating domestic and foreign R&D investment
  • Localizing domestic and foreign companies and research partners that create jobs and develop new marketable products, services, and processes
  • Creating a platform to accelerate the development of research results into marketable solutions
  • Creating attractive conditions for research groups and start-ups as catalysts for the localization of established companies
  • Securing our attractiveness and competitiveness through clear competence profiles at the sites as well as excellent conditions and services for our customers

The Swiss Innovation Park Foundation is the national organizing institution of Switzerland Innovation, and provides services to the various sites. It deals with those issues that need to be approached from a foundation-wide perspective, thus covering all sites.

The foundation takes on the following tasks:

  • The international positioning and marketing of Switzerland Innovation on the basis of attractive offers that are defined by the sites using uniform criteria
  • Supporting the sites with financing solutions, both through the use of federal guarantees and by creating financial instruments in collaboration with the financial industry
  • Coordinating and networking the sites and ensuring efficient cooperation with the federal authorities while providing a coherent umbrella brand
  • Ensuring uniform quality standards at the sites on the basis of the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Economic Affairs (VDK) criteria catalog and its further development in the context of continuous improvement processes