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Change at the top of the Board of Directors Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare in Villigen
For three years, Dr. Remo Lütolf, now outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors of innovAARE AG in Villigen, successfully steered the fortunes of Park Innovaare. With his background as former country manager of ABB Switzerland, Remo Lütolf was able to incorporate his broad know-how from industry into his mandate. His successor is Dr. Christian Brönnimann, founder and CEO of Dectris AG, a successful science-based industrial company in Baden-Daettwil, which is the world's number one manufacturer of X-ray detectors.
Remo Lütolf took office as Chairman of the Board of Directors of innovAARE AG in June 2018. His mandate was marked by important realized milestones for innovAARE AG: in summer 2019, the CPV/CAP pension fund was won as an investor for the new research and innovation building of Park Innovaare, which is investing 155 million Swiss francs in the 38,000 square meter new building. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Park Innovaare innovation campus was celebrated back in November 2019 with 200 invited guests from politics, research and industry. After the excavation, the shell of the innovation campus was started, and in September 2021, innovAARE AG will already celebrate the topping-out ceremony.
Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of innovAARE AG.
Dr. Christian Brönnimann, Physicist, CEO and founder of the company Dectris AG, is an ideal choice as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Managing Director of innovAARE AG, Dr. Benno Rechsteiner: "Christian Brönnimann is not only a successful and visionary entrepreneur, but above all he brings the very important experience for the Innovaare Park in the implementation of scientific findings in product solutions and their marketing in an international environment."
Twenty years ago, Brönnimann, a physicist, began developing novel X-ray cameras at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen AG that could measure more accurately and faster than existing detectors. His breakthrough came in 2005 with the PILATUS detector, and he and three partners founded DECTRIS AG in 2006. The company in Baden-Dättwil now employs about 150 people, and more than 2000 Dectris X-ray cameras are in use at research institutes worldwide. The most important application of the cameras is the determination of protein structures by X-ray crystallography for pharmaceutical research. Today, more than 50% of all new protein structures worldwide are determined using data from the cameras in Baden.