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General assembly on the construction site

Park Innovaare Paul Scherrer Institut Luftbildaufnahme
Aerial photograph of Park Innovaare and Paul Scherrer Institut

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On June 22, the 7th Annual General Meeting was held on the construction site of the future Innovation Campus Park Innovaare in Villigen (AG). The completion of the entire complex is progressing according to plan and will provide space for around 800 people from 2024 to bring high-tech innovations and services to market more quickly.

By choosing the meeting location, the Board of Directors is setting an example for the future and underlining its efforts to strengthen collaboration between research and industry in Aargau/Switzerland. During the meeting, the current President of the Board of Directors, Dr. Christian Brönnimann, was confirmed for a further year. All proposals of the Board of Directors as well as all agenda items were unanimously approved.

Ready for the future - making Aargau even more competitive as a location for high-tech companies

With the proximity to the large-scale research facilities of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), an ecosystem is being created on the Innovation Campus that will bring research expertise and industry even closer together. High-tech innovations also shape the future, open up new perspectives on the labour market and strengthen not only the canton of Aargau, but Switzerland in its role as innovation champion.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Christian Brönnimann emphasized in his opening speech to the General Assembly: "The flagship project Park Innovaare offers optimal conditions to start-ups and companies that want to benefit from the high-tech infrastructure in the park and at PSI. We see a great will from all partners involved to complete this complex construction project by the end of 2023 and on budget."

High-tech, high-speed

The Innovaare park, which belongs to the umbrella organization Switzerland Innovation, is being built opposite the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and will be operated by innovAARE AG. The innovAARE AG hosts start-ups and companies that focus on the high-tech sector and use the exchange with experts and the facilities of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). The PSI is the largest research institute in Switzerland.

The future innovation campus will meet a variety of needs. A combination of vibration-free clean rooms and temperature-stable laboratories as well as an attractive and modern office infrastructure complete the high-tech complex. The Innovaare park is scheduled to start operations at the beginning of 2024.

The challenging construction project is being completed on schedule by ERNE AG from Laufenburg.