Investing in the Canton of Valais
Valais possesses full-fledged regulations and procedures regarding implementation of businesses in the canton.
Valais possesses full-fledged regulations and procedures regarding implementation of businesses in the canton. Furthermore the Government is ready to facilitate the implementation by offering key information and practical guidance. Its borders with France and Italy allow an easy access to the European market.
Valais is at the heart of Europe. Its geographical and historical characters have made a French-German bilingual Canton. Valais is generally known for its grandiose landscapes, its exceptional climate, its living traditions and its many local products. However, it is also a centre of excellence for technology, applied research and innovation and highly active in IT engineering, Biotechnology and Chemistry, Pharmacy, Machinery and Equipment, Energy and Environment.
Valais provides practical assistance to help enterprises increase their competitiveness. To achieve this, the Government created the Foundation The Ark. It promotes the development of new knowledge originating from Switzerland’s universities of applied sciences and from cantonal and national research organizations.
The Ark set up a science and technology park which is spread across six different sites, and focuses on three specific areas: Information and communication sciences, Life sciences and Energy and environment.
Valais is a member of the Greater Geneva Bern Area.