Innovation Park Ticino
Objectives of the Innovation Park Ticino
The Innovation Park’s framework is represented by Competence Centers (CC), which are also defined in the canton’s economic development policy strategy. Three CCs – Life Sciences, Drones and ICT Blockchain – are at an advanced stage of development, while other initiatives are being developed with future potential in mind. Physical sites will be created for companies, containing offices, laboratories, machinery and open spaces for testing.
The project is managed by the Agire Foundation on behalf of the State Council. It is overseen by a steering committee (made up of members of the Agire board of trustees) with input from Agire’s advisory board. USI University and SUPSI are among the promoters of the Innovation Park Ticino and support the project, along with many other companies in the region.
Application to Switzerland Innovation
Switzerland Innovation is a federal initiative which sets out to strengthen Switzerland’s global position as a country of innovation, in order to attract companies from abroad to locate in Switzerland. It is made up of various Innovation Parks spread out across the country. Ticino has applied to be associated with the existing site in Zurich, with a view to creating synergies and strengthening the north-south economic axis. Switzerland Innovation’s Board of Trustees accepted the application on November 25, 2020. The Innovation Park Ticino is currently in the implementation phase.