Open doors of companies in Valais in 2024

Come and discover the companies that make the Valais innovative at their open doors.

In 2024, The Ark Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary.
To mark this special year, The Ark wants to highlight the companies that are organizing open days in 2024. The idea is to enable a wide audience to discover the innovation that hides in some of our canton's factories and offices. 
Come and discover the key players in innovation in Valais through a number of open days organized throughout the canton.
If you have any questions about these events, please do not hesitate to contact the companies directly.
See below for a list of upcoming open days you won't want to miss. The list will be updated regularly, with a minimum of twenty companies by the end of the year:

Plein R – Thursday June 20, 2024

Spirulina journey with a visit to Plein'R with Robin Dorsaz.

Robin Dorsaz, biologist and sports enthusiast, has combined his knowledge of sports science and biology with his agricultural heritage to create SPIRULINE-VALAIS, a spirulina production farm in Saxon, Valais. After discovering the benefits of spirulina and training with the Fédération des Spiruliniers de France, he established the business in 2018, with the support of the Agroscope research center.

Guided tours of the farm will be offered at several time slots throughout the day: 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Spirulina tastings and the opportunity to buy spirulina products.

See you on Thursday June 20 at the following address: Chemin des Marais-Neufs 31, 1907 Saxon



Zollinger Bio – Saturday, July 13 2024

In the middle of the Alps, the Zollinger company produces seeds of vegetables, flowers, herbs, green manure and cereals, as well as gardening accessories and natural cosmetics under the ZiZAN!A brand. 

During the Zollinger open day, guided tours of the farm will be offered in German and French throughout the day. Visitors will also have the pleasure of discovering the many partner stands, offering products related to ecology and/or sustainability. On-site catering will also be available!

Rendezvous from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at route de la Praille 20, 1897 Les Evouettes.


Avogen Tech, Ceidos et CordSavings – Friday 26 July 2024

Avogen Tech is a start-up whose mission is to develop a new generation of electronic cigarettes.

Ceidos have developed the C-Netics to fully automate the control of cell expansion in a closed system. This delivers better results and reduces process costs by avoiding contamination risks and greatly reducing manual handling.

CordSavings is an independent Swiss biobank specializing in the collection, isolation and preservation of stem cells from blood and umbilical cord tissue. Registered with the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) and accredited by Swissmedic, CordSavings complies with the highest quality standards.

Join us at 10 a.m. at the BioArk in Monthey, route de l'Ile-au-Bois 1A.



Past events

MINTworld – Saturday, March 23, 2024

MINTworld is a platform dedicated to learning and discovery in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (MINT). Accessible to all, this initiative aims to inspire and provide educational opportunities for all ages, from children to adults, to foster innovation, growth and sustainable development.

The canton of Valais, BioArk Visp AG and Lonza have joined forces in a public-private partnership to promote science and technology in the community. 

To celebrate its 1st anniversary, MINTworld opens its doors from 9am to 4pm.

Travelise - Friday April 19, 2024

Discover Travelise, Switzerland's first surprise travel agency. Travelers discover their destination on the day of departure, and let themselves be surprised in Switzerland and Europe. Ideal for company excursions and seminars!

The event takes place on Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., at Place du Midi 50, Sion.

  • 11am: Welcome drink
  • 11.15am: Travelise presentation
  • 11h30-12h30: Aperitif with the Travelise team


BLOOM Operational Center – Friday April 26, 2024

Visit BLOOM (storage and logistics) and the brand-new R&D laboratory. Friday, April 26 from 9am to 9pm, at the Ecoparc de Daval A3 in Sierre.

  • 9am: Opening to the public
  • 9am-5pm: Guided presentation of the ISO 22716-certified R&D laboratory space, perfect for local start-ups or SMEs wishing to launch new products in the cosmetics and natural products sector.
  • 9am-5pm: Guided tours and private meetings
  • From 5pm: Aperitif in collaboration with Colline de Daval


Tec3d, Zwirsa et GDKits.com – Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Tec3D: Expertise in design, scanning and 3D printing. Turn your ideas into reality with their personalized support.

Zwirsa: Tailor-made pest control for a safe and healthy environment. Discover their innovative methods.

GDKits: Immerse yourself in the evolution of the miniature hobby. Meet their team and explore their unique creations.

From 11 a.m., come and discover the 3 companies in Vétroz and enjoy a delicious raclette. The day will be enlivened by singers Mia Oud and Jay Folo.

Event venue: rue de la Jonction 58V, 1963 Vétroz.


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