On October 2, Innovation Park Central Switzerland will inaugurate its new buildings. A surface area of 1,500 square meters is available to the Innovation Park’s members, as outlined in a press release issued by Innovation Park Central Switzerland. The new buildings contain “large presentation areas, flexible workshop rooms in addition to various meeting rooms and collaborative working zones”, the press release explains further. The location in the Suurstoffi area of Rotkreuz ZG was selected, among other reasons, on account of its proximity to the School of Information Technology at The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.
Innovation Park Central Switzerland was founded in 2016 and now boasts a total of 66 members, of which 53 are industrial enterprises. This degree of industry participation is unique in Switzerland, the press release outlines. Moreover, it also states that the Innovation Park Central Switzerland is home to companies that “are collaborative partners and competitors at the same time”. This demands a degree of “tact and soft factors”. Overall, the enterprises, science and research institutions and government bodies involved with the Innovation Park are encouraged to join forces in the name of Open Innovation with the aim of “together developing marketable products and services as well as revolutionizing business models”. The official inauguration of the new buildings will take place on October 2, with the Innovation Park Central Switzerland Executive Board members Dirk Hoffmann, Silva Thalmann-Gut (Economic Director of the Canton of Zug) and René Hüsler responsible for proceedings. A total of 120 guests from the construction, buildings and IT sectors have been invited to take part in the celebrations.