MISSION & VISION
To accelerate technological disruption through the facilitation of knowledge transfer between science and industry and the creation of an ecosystem of high-tech companies.
By fulfilling our above-stated mission, we enable complementary knowledge to evolve into market-ready solutions, ideas to be successfully commercialized, while strengthening Switzerland’s position as a business location.
Creative entrepreneurs at Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare forge the future by collaborating with leading scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW and other scientific institutions. These entrepreneurs help solve key business and societal challenges through technological innovation. High-tech companies consider the vibrant campus as a top-choice location.
INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION
To innovate successfully, we believe geographical proximity between academic institutions and industry is essential.
In view of facilitating collaboration, Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare is expanding its innovation campus, complete with 23,000m2 of office space, laboratories, clean rooms and vibration-controlled areas. By bringing together scientists and entrepreneurs under one roof, we foster a continuous exchange of ideas leading to the development of disruptive technological solutions.
Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare is located directly next to the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, a member of the ETH Domain and Switzerland's largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences.
Another academic partner, located only a short distance from our campus, is the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, whose mandate is to provide education and training, applied research and development, continued education as well as services.
Acting as as an interface between industry and leading research institutions, as well as out-of-the-box thinking start-ups, spin-offs and high-tech SMEs, our innovation campus is deeply embedded within the constantly growing innovation ecosystem of Canton Aargau.
WHAT DO WE DO
We provide academic spin-offs, high-tech start-ups, and R&D-oriented SMEs and large companies, both domestic and foreign, with targeted and continuous support in:
- Business Development
- R&D Project Realization
- Networking with Academia & Industry
- Interdisciplinary Collaborations
- Funding & Venture Capital advice
Focusing on specific technology and innovation areas, we tailor our services to your company's specific needs and help you find the right know-how in a fast and timely manner.
PARK INNOVAARE on the campus of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Switzerland's largest research center for natural sciences and engineering, houses a unique complex of large-scale research facilities (particle accelerator, industrialization and prototype test platform). The immediate availability of world-leading know-how in accelerator and related technologies gives companies in PARK INNOVAARE a competitive advantage by enabling them to use know-how that is not available anywhere else. This know-how can be applied in areas such as research and development, life sciences, material sciences, energy or engineering.
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As a meeting place for science and the market, academic and industrial research, and interdisciplinary and cross-functional innovations, PARK INNOVAARE has great networking potential. This is a result of a strong network of leading research institutes, universities, industry representatives, and governmental bodies.
PARK INNOVAARE works closely with leading universities and research and training institutes, such as the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, which is home to the largest natural sciences research center in Switzerland, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), and other universities such as ETH Zurich or the University of Basel.
In addition, PSI and FHNW collaborate closely with several highly specialized research institutes, including the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI); the Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology (INKA); the Plastics Training and Technology Center (KATZ); Empa, which each has a strong focus on materials research; the FHNW School of Life Sciences, which specializes in pharmaceutical discoveries; and the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER). This thriving academic environment with a wealth of available technology and leading experts opens up multiple opportunities for technology-oriented companies.
PARK INNOVAARE enjoys strong support from international companies and innovative SMEs such as Dectris AG, Siegfried AG, and Jura Materials; industrial R&D leaders, such as ABB, GE, and Swisscom; well-known financial institutions, including Aargauische Kantonal Bank and Neuer Aargauer Bank; and highly specialized service providers and suppliers.
PARK INNOVAARE benefits from the active support of the Canton of Aargau, the municipalities of Villigen and Würenlingen, cantonal institutions, and industry organizations such as the Aargau Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AIHK), the Aargau Trade Association (AGV) and others. Cantonal economic promotion agency Aargau Services advises and assists companies with relocation, formation, financing, and location questions. Thanks to the Canton’s high-tech strategy, PARK INNOVAARE benefits from a wide network of innovation and technology transfer platforms, such as the Hightech Zentrum Aargau or TECHNOPARK® Aargau.