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:


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 – Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Tec3d helps companies and private individuals transform their ideas into components and projects that improve their daily lives. Whether creating a customized object to meet a specific need, or digitizing and printing a part no longer found on the market, Tec3D supports its customers every step of the way.
Thanks to 3D printing technology, they help companies to produce efficiently and in a personalized way.

Join Tec3d's open house on May 1 to discover how design, scanning and 3D printing are carried out, with machine demonstrations.

From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rue de la Jonction 58V, 1963 Vétroz.



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.



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.

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