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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
a place for start-ups and young innovative companies to grow as they work towards scaling-up
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
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.
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.
We want innovation to spread as a culture in Ticino.
Boldbrain accelerator program
(in office since January 1, 2020)
Monica Duca Widmer
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.