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into every project
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The Innovation Agency of Southern Switzerland was set up in 2011 to promote and spread innovation and technological development to start-ups and existing businesses, thereby contributing to the region’s competitiveness, and to create highly skilled jobs. Our team works with passion, employing multidisciplinary skills to ensure a wide range of services.

 

POINT OF ENTRY

point of entry into the Regional Innovation System for all inquiries

TECHNOPOLE

a place for start-ups and young innovative companies to grow as they work towards scaling-up

BOLDBRAIN

an accelerator that selects 20 ideas each year for guidance on a path to growth

SUPPORT FOR START-UPS

tools and coaching to guide innovative start-ups towards success

MENTORING

consultancy and accompaniment service for developing innovative SME projects

Regional Innovation System

The Agire Foundation maintains dialogue and works with the most important industry partners on a cantonal, national and international level. Thanks to its extensive network of partnerships as well as its coordination of the Regional Innovation System, the Foundation is able to deal with all inquiries. Following an efficient sifting process, the Foundation can provide direct support or, alternatively, make referrals to the most suitable partners for the type of inquiry.

Innovation Park Ticino

In 2019, the State Council commissioned the Foundation to develop Ticino’s first Innovation Park and to submit its application to join Switzerland Innovation. This allowed the Innovation Park Ticino to be associated with the existing park in Zurich, thereby creating productive synergies along the country’s north-south axis.

Mission

To promote and spread the innovation of products, processes and business models in companies, in line with the values of sustainability and corporate responsibility, and with the aim of increasing our region’s economic competitiveness and creating more highly skilled jobs.

Mission

Vision

We want innovation to spread as a culture in Ticino.

Vision

Team

Lorenzo
Ambrosini

Lorenzo
Ambrosini

Managing Director

Luca
Barberis

Luca
Barberis

finance & administration
Ticino Technopole

Dario
Corica

Dario
Corica

Deputy Director
SME initiatives

Andrea
Farei Campagna

Andrea
Farei Campagna

Startup Analyst

Carol
Loda

Carol
Loda

Project management

Barbara
Pin

Barbara
Pin

Startup initiatives
Boldbrain accelerator program

Fiorenza
Trento

Fiorenza
Trento

Marketing & Communication

Fransisca
Galli

Fransisca
Galli

Administrative Intern

Values

Quality and innovation

We are at the forefront

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Identifying with the region

We work for Ticino

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Commitment and passion

We identify with your project

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Security and confidentiality

You can trust us

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Integrity and respect

Our help is objective and impartial

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Openness and collaboration

We believe in the power of the network

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Foundation
Council

(in office since January 1, 2020)

Luca Bolzani

President

Stefano Rizzi

Vice president

Alberto Petruzzella

Secretary

Marco Borradori

Member

Franco Citterio

Member

Monica Duca Widmer

Member

Simone Gianini

Member

Sabrina Romelli

Member

Adrian Weiss

Member

Advisory Board

The Foundation is advised by a board made up of industry representatives. The advisory board’s role is to provide an entrepreneurial perspective on various topics, including the Competence Centres at the Innovation Park Ticino.

Gabriele Zanzi

BancaStato

Giorgio Calderari

Helsinn

Benjamin Stäheli

Avaloq

Giuseppe Facchini

Precicast

Carlo Secchi

Representative of companies

Marco Boccadoro

Georg Fischer

Anton Van Troostenburg

Cerbios Pharma

Walter Sayer

Mikron

Network of partners who work with us
to support innovation

Founding members