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The Ark's Incubator offers professional support to start-up companies. It increases their chances of success and helps them become part of the business landscape.

The Incubator provides entrepreneurs with practical, appropriate support, to maximise their chances of success. It offers them professional mentoring and appropriate facilities, enabling them to improve their business plan and gather the necessary resources to accelerate their growth.

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The Ark's Incubator presentation

  1. 1. The privileged partner of business creatorsFondation pour l’innovation en Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch 2012
  2. 2. Goal To build the Technological Valais of the Future The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 3 fieldsInformation and communication Technologies Since the end of 80’The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  5. 5. 3 fields Life Sciences The 2nd chemical Swiss canton (in terms of GDP)The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  6. 6. 3 fields Engineering Sciences Focus Energy 1/4 of hydro-electricity consummated in SwitzerlandThe Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  7. 7. 3 fields and 6 technological sites Life Science ICT Engineering Science The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  8. 8. 6 technological sites in Valais The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  9. 9. The Ark’services Technologies’ providers and companies Founders of innovative businesses SME’s in Valais The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  10. 10. Bridging the gap betweenThe Foundation for Innovation in the Valais Science and Market www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  11. 11. Supporting SME’s in developping business innovationThe Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  12. 12. Professionnal support for start-up companiesFondation pour l’innovation en Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  13. 13. Incubator The ArkOne mission:To maximise chances of success… The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  14. 14. Incubator The ArkThe privileged partner of the entrepreneurs:services coaching hosting financing networks The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  15. 15. Incubator The Ark A customized professionnal coaching The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  16. 16. Incubator The Ark Leading edge equipment and facilities The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  17. 17. Incubator The Ark Leading edge equipment and facilities The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  18. 18. Incubator The Ark A wide network of experts The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  19. 19. Incubator The Ark Support in searching for funding The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  20. 20. Incubator The ArkA platform of exchange and sharing of experiences The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  21. 21. Incubator The Ark A taylormade process to the growth of the start-up The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  22. 22. Incubator The Ark Growth Starting Incubation Incubation Pre-incubation The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  23. 23. Incubator The Ark 3. STARTING 4. GROWTH1. SELECTION 2. PRE-INCUBATION INCUBATION INCUBATION BUSINESS MODEL PRODUCT LAUNCH DEVELOPMENT The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  24. 24. Incubator The Ark 1. SELECTION 2. PRE-INCUBATION 3. STARTING INCUBATION 4. GROWTH INCUBATION BUSINESS MODEL PRODUCT LAUNCH DEVELOPMENTEvaluation scheme:• Management• Product/service• Market Coaching: Coaching:• Finances Coaching:• Strategy •Conceptualisation • Commercialisation • Sales development •Business Plan • Funding • Growth strategy •Information research • Marketing – Product • Financial planning •Support in searching for launch funding • Organisation & HR • Network of experts • Leading edge • Leading edge equipment & facilities equipment & facilities • Leading edge equipment & facilities • Networking • Networking • Networking 1 – 2 weeks 3 – 12 months 6 – 18 months 6 – 12 months The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  25. 25. 1. SELECTION 2. PRE-INCUBATION 3. STARTING INCUBATION 4. GROWTH INCUBATION BUSINESS MODEL PRODUCT LAUNCH DEVELOPMENTEvaluation scheme:• Management• Product/service• Market Coaching: Coaching:• Finances Coaching:• Strategy •Conceptualisation • Commercialisation • Sales development •Business Plan • Funding • Growth strategy •Information research • Marketing – Product • Financial planning •Support in searching for launch funding • Organisation & HR • Network of experts • Leading edge • Leading edge equipment & facilities equipment & facilities • Leading edge equipment & facilities • Networking • Networking • Networking 1 – 2 weeks 3 – 12 months 6 – 18 months 6 – 12 months Finance 10– 25 KF Finance 25 – 60 KF Finance 20 – 30 KF No repayment Repayment if success (1/2) Repayment if success (1/2) The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  26. 26. Incubator The Ark Coaching : A team of 20 people Engineers and Economists • Industrial experiences • extensive openness of innovation • integrated to international business networks Certified ISO 9001 BIC : Business Innovation Center Networks : Platinn, BioAlps, AlpicT, CleantechAlps CTI, Retis, EBN, CEEI, … The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  27. 27. Incubator The Ark …networksThe incubator provides access to it’s partner organisations like :CTI : Commission pour la Technologie et l’Innovation in Switzerland CTI Start-up (www.ctistartup.ch) The Start-up support Initiative of the Swiss Federal Government CTI R&D (www.kti-cti.ch) R&D support grants from the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI Invest (www.cti-invest.ch) Swiss national investor platformUniversities and institutes: EPFL, HES-SO, Idiap, RFID Center, FFHS, etc.Clusters &networks: BioAlps, AlpicT,CleantechAlps, PlatInn, Retis, EBN…Venturelab (www.venturelab.ch) - VentureKick (www.venturekick.ch)Funding: CCF, BusinessAngels, Venture Capitalist, …Experts: legal, industrial, IP, marketing, insurances, … The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  28. 28. Incubator The Ark …start-up The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  29. 29. Incubator The ArkIncubator The Ark : • Since 2004 (The Ark Incubator) : 85 start-up • Since 2000 (« Vulcain ») : 102 start-up • In 2011 : 29 start-up, 12 new-ones • 01.01.2012 : 19 start-up The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  30. 30. Incubator The Ark …resultsRésultats fin 2011 (depuis 2007) 70 65 60 55 13 • Entreprises 12 13 50 63 hébergées 45 6 10 (depuis 2007) 40 35 • Entreprises 30 50 encore en activité 25 41 44 46 48 50 (à fin 2011) 20 15 10 579% • Taux de survie 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 en activité plus en activité The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  31. 31. Incubator The Ark …results Levier financier 2007-2011 (CHF mio) 18 16.90 16 14 12 10 8 6 3.70 4 1.55 2 0 The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  32. 32. Incubator The Ark …results Nombre de start-ups à l’incubateur The Ark3530 1025 9 10 1120 14 815 1110 21 20 19 18 5 13 12 5 8 6 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Start-up des années précédentes dans lincubateur Start-up entrées durant lannée The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  33. 33. Welcome to the The Ark Incubator Where your projects will grow up The Foundation for Innovation in the Valais www.theark.ch – info@theark.ch
  34. 34. 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

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