Switzerland as a bridge to European customers
Revizto is an international company, which is developing software for interactive 3D visualization of buildings and constructions. The 3D software allows creating a model of a building prior to the start of construction works, thus minimizing the cost of potential errors made during the design stage, which might sometimes reach up to 30%-50% of the overall construction budget. Thanks to the simple user interface of Revizto software, such systems are easy to use even for those without experience with 3D design (such as subcontractors or developers). Revizto software is available in eight languages and is sold across many countries.
In 2015 the company launched its representative office in Lausanne to become closer to its customer and partners. Switzerland was chosen because of its convenient location and the availability of well-developed infrastructure for running innovative businesses. Another reason for choosing Switzerland was the attractive corporate tax rates. Since 99% of the company's software licences are sold outside Switzerland, it is subject to tax privileges with a fixed tax rate of 13.5%.
Collaboration with national universities
The European office of Revizto in the canton of Vaud was opened with help of the Development Economic - State of Vaud (DEV). The association helped find a suitable commercial property for the office and contributed to establishing business contacts in the region. One of them is the research institute and university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Since 2016, future architects and engineers have now been studying Revizto software. This collaborative program between the start-up and the school aims to speed up the introduction of new efficient standards to the construction industry. Besides that, Revizto is also preparing similar educational programs with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and the University of Fribourg.