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A delegation of 40 executives, alumni of the CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) in China, visited PARK INNOVAARE and the Paul Scherrer Institute on request of the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich during their Europe study tour. Directors, CEOs and senior management of Chinese and Swiss-Chinese companies learned more about Switzerland’s innovation strategy.
Nils Gebhardt, managing director of innovAARE AG, talked about the challenges Switzerland faces in innovation sector and the importance to insure the leading position of the country. The development of a national network of innovation hubs, such as Switzerland Innovation is a way to maintain its capacities and potential. The role of such hubs is to connect the research and the industry and to facilitate the technology transfer.
Later on the group visited the large research facilities of the PSI, including the Center for Proton Therapy CPT. The visit raised a keen interest to the concept of PARK INNOVAARE and Switzerland Innovation and and showed the international attention that Switzerland Innovation receives.