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The Ark - Frédéric Bagnoud

  1. 1. Sierre, 22.3.2013Frédéric BagnoudSecrétaire Général
  2. 2. Summary Strategy The Ark 3 fields, 6 locations The Ark technological sites The Ark organization The Ark services The Ark on Techno-Pôle/TechnoArk The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  3. 3. Economic structure of Valais Craft & Industries 42.7% jobs 47.6 % Energy 2 % jobs Services 8.6 % 29.1 % 29 % jobs 2.1 % 12.6 % Agriculture Tourism 7.6 % jobs 18.7 % jobs* Indicator : GDP Source DEVS 2003 The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  4. 4. Swiss Start-up TOP 100 - 2012 Other 1 Basel 2 Geneva 4 Bern 5 Valais 6 Vaud 26 Zurich 51 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  5. 5. Strategy of the Ark« to build the technological Valais of the future » Promoting Bringing together innovation competences Supporting Strengthening Economic competitiveness growth The Foundation has been created in 2004 by the state of Valais The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  6. 6. 3 fields and 6 technological sites Life Science ICT Engineering Science (Energy) The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  7. 7. 6 technological sites in Valais The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  8. 8. Life Science - BioArk - Monthey • Dedicated to life sciences; • 2’500m2 (labs and offices); • 4 start-ups; • 4 SME; • 80 people/jobs • Extension BioArk 2 (4’500m2) The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  9. 9. Life Science - PhytoArk – Conthey/Sion • Dedicated to alpine plants (extracts); • 1’500 m2; • R&D: Technological platform: 400 m2; • Incubator: 6 incubator modules (52m2 each); • SME: Industrial platform: 570 m2; • Operational since January 2013; The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  10. 10. ICT - IdeArk - Martigny The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  11. 11. ICT - IdeArk Martigny Dedicated to ICT (Human Machine Interaction); Total surface 2000m2; 1 R&D institution => Idiap; Incubator: 3 start-ups; 10 SMEs; 150 people/jobs New building MyPark/IdeArk;  6’000m2 (2015) The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  12. 12. ICT - IdeArk/MyPark – New Building The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  13. 13. ICT - Techno-pôle/TechnoArk - Sierre The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  14. 14. The Ark Services Bridging the gap between R&D and Industry (Tech Push model) Supporting start-ups Innovation for SME (Market pull model) The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  15. 15. Organisation The Ark The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  16. 16. The Ark - Techno-pôle/TechnoArk Contributing to the site management; Marketing & Communication (The Ark); Marketing & Communication support (site); Managing the incubator located on the the site; Valorizating the R&D results of the institutes (PUSH);  Icare Institute;  Computer Sciences Institute, HES-SO;  Institute for Management & Entrepreneurship, HES- SO;  Icare Support innovation in SME (PULL)  Projects involving SMEs and institutes The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention Fondation The Ark Bâtiment de Courten www.theark.ch Place St-Théodule blog.theark.ch 1950 Sion info@theark.ch
  18. 18. The Ark Business Model Services management  Accelerator  Incubator  Innovation  Marketing General Services Sites management  TeleArk  BlueArkFunding sources  TechnoArk  PhytoArk  IdeArk  BioArk Confederation, State of Valais, regions, communities European Union Private Licences/patents The Ark’s funds Return of subsidies  Scouting or pilot project Long term results  Building and realization of « business Projects  Creation of wealth and innovation » projects employment  Start-up incubation or development  Creation of new incubation  companies  Others specific projects The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  19. 19. The Ark Incubator - Business Model Supporting start-up projects; 4 Phases process Selection (2-3 weeks); Pre-incubation (max. 12 months); Starting incubation (12-18 months); Development incubation ( max.12 months); Package offered  Coaching;  Fully equiped offices (or labs for life sciences);  Third-party services ; The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  20. 20. The Ark Incubator - Business Model Package amount defined according to the s’up needs (budget); The amount consumed is credited (no cash out); After 3 years the start-up has to reimburse:  50% of the amount in cas of success;  nothing in case of failure; 100% in case of leaving the canton Since 2004: 80% survival rate; The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  21. 21. Techno-pôle/TechnoArk – Business ModelPrivate/Public Partnership (PPP); Private owned company (Techno-pôle SA) incharge of:  Funding;  Construction;  Real estate aspects; Public owned entity (TechnoArk SA) in charge of:  Site management;  Marketing The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch

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