The Energypolis Campus is a technological site at the centre of the town of Sion, very close to the SBB railway station. Here, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and researchers and students from the HES-SO Valais-Wallis rub shoulders on a daily basis with young start-ups supported by The Ark Foundation. Energypolis is an important place of synergy between pure research, applied research and entrepreneurship.
Working closely together, these key educators and researchers, together with the Ark Foundation and the entrepreneurs, will constitute a complete innovation value chain that will greatly benefit the economic fabric of Valais. The Energypolis Campus is already part of the Swiss National Innovation Park, which aims to position Switzerland as a world leader in innovation.
The Ark promotes the development of new expertise originating in the universities of applied sciences, and the cantonal and national research institutes. Its presence in Energypolis makes perfect sense, therefore, where it can ensure the best commercial advantage from this research work.
For now, The Ark Foundation has offices in the Industrie 17 building, where it supports a number of innovative start-ups. It has a large space in which to welcome SMEs and start-ups, and create a veritable innovation district in the heart of Sion.
Start-ups present in Energypolis
Find all the additional information on the Energypolis website.