Opening up new horizons with the "Spirit of Davos"
In addition to hard factors such as competitive taxes, proximity to research, development and educational facilities or the availability of space and a qualified workforce, there are also many soft location factors that speak in favor of Davos. Examples of these include
- the high quality of life
- the exceptional regional leisure and cultural offerings
- the local medical care
- the willingness of the authorities to cooperate
- an innovative environment, short decision-making and communication channels
- the internationally oriented educational institutions
With the help of regional management, the authorities and the commitment of Davos as a city of knowledge with a network that is unique in the world, the framework conditions for local organizations, but especially spin-offs and start-ups, are to be created.
If existing and new companies can successfully assert themselves on the market, this will create more jobs. If new employees and their families settle in the Landwasser Valley, it can be assumed that they will also make use of the local educational opportunities.
In the sense of a chain reaction, this promotes young talent for the research institutions, which in turn can contribute to economic and sustainable growth.
AO Innovation Translation Center
The AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) takes innovation to the next level: from concept development and strategic evaluation to the development of clinical solutions in close collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, our work includes feasibility studies, valorization of new technologies and methods, as well as the creation of evidence-based medicine through clinical research. At the heart of the AO ITC is a global network of surgeons and renowned experts from around the world who are always on hand to advise us with ideas and technical expertise. The provision of specialist knowledge and resources by the AO ITC plays a key role in the development of innovative solutions for clinical needs. In this way, the need for modern healthcare in a dynamic environment is taken into account and the best possible treatment results for patients are achieved.
Further information: www.aofoundation.org/itc
Regional development of the Prättigau / Davos region
Sustainable regional development as the key to the future
Regional development in the Prättigau/Davos region has the task of initiating and coordinating measures for economic, social and ecological development. The regional location development strategy serves as an instrument for achieving these goals. It defines the most important focal points and thus provides a direction on the basis of which projects and measures can be implemented. At the same time, it shows the canton in which areas and how the region would like to develop economically.
Many of the challenges and opportunities facing the Prättigau/Davos region are complex. They require answers and new solutions that cannot be implemented by individuals, companies or municipalities alone. The challenges include climate change, sustainability, digitalization, housing issues and spatial planning, as well as energy production in the region. Through regional cooperation, forces can be pooled to achieve joint progress on key issues.
The basis for regional development is the regional location development strategy. The previous basis was updated in 2023 with the involvement of the Prättigau/Davos Forum; this Agenda 2035 was put into force by the Presidents' Conference. The list of measures and projects derived from this is reviewed and adjusted each fall.
Valérie Favre Accola (Head, 100%) and Georg Fromm (60%) are responsible for regional development in the Prättigau/Davos region. Valérie Favre Accola's work focuses on Davos and Klosters, while Georg Fromm is responsible for projects in the other municipalities in Prättigau. The regional developers are managed by the President of the Prättigau/Davos Forum, Jürg Kessler. Together with the regional developers, he is responsible for the operational implementation of the agreed measures.
Further information: www.praettigau-davos.ch