Innovation

New horizons with the "Spirit of Davos"


In addition to hard factors such as competitive taxes, the close research, development and education institutions and the availability of development areas or highly qualified people, there are a lot of soft factors promoting Davos. Examples are the following:

  • a high quality of life
  • an extraordinay regional leisure and culture offer
  • the medical care on a local basis
  • the willingness to cooperate of the authorities
  • the innovative environment with short decision paths
  • the internationally oriented education institutes

With the support of the Regional Management, the authorities and the engagement of the Science City Davos with a globally unique network, the framework for local organizations, shall be fostered also for start-ups and spin-offs.


If existing or new companies can set-up successfully in a competitive market, further jobs are created. This results in more employees and their families residing to Davos. It is expected that these families are also enjoying the well-established education institutes in Davos.


As a chain reaction, the younger generation for the research instutes is developed. This again results in sustainable economic growth.



Institutes and Organizations

Further information:

www.gemeindedavos.ch

Regional Management and Location Promotion Davos/Klosters

The competence center in Davos serves as the local partner for existing and new service providers in the region. The most important activities of the Regional Management cover, among others, the location development (initiating, coordinating and leading projects), the one-stop shop support of corporations as well as the economic networking and agenda setting.



Further information:

www.innovationsstiftung.gr.ch

Foundation for Innovation, Development and Research in the Grisons

The purpose of the Foundation for Innovation, Development and Research in the Grisons is, in cooperation with institutions and private enterprise, to strengthen the Grisons as an industrial location and to support projects which create added value, know-how and workplaces in the Canton Grisons using local resources.



Further information:

www.awt.gr.ch

Economic Development and Tourism Agency of the Canton of Grisons

The main aim of the Economic Development and Tourism Agency of the Canton Grisons is to optimize the framework conditions in the fields of business, living environment and tourism. Our goal is to make use of promising potential to safeguard work places and to strengthen the economy of the Grisons. The most important topics in this task area are industrial location marketing as well as development of tourism and regional policies.



Further Information:

www.kmuzentrum.ch

SME Center Grisons

The SME Center Grisons is the contact point for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Canton of Grisons. We support and consult SME in the canton about business-related issues in the fields of strat-ups, innovation and internationalization. You benefit from advisory services and our broad network from science to economy and education. As an essential link between the University of Applied Sciences and the regional economy, the SME Center supports a practical, goal-oriented knowledge transfer.



Further Information:

www.ifj.ch/en

IFJ Startup Support
Since 1989, IFJ has supported more than 100‘000 entrepreneurs on their way of becoming self-dependent. IFJ, the number one supporter for startups, offers help Swiss wide for establishing a company, a tool for creating your very own business plan as well, as in addition to various documents about all of the essentials of running your own business, free courses and events with active networking.



Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI)

The CTI is the federal innovation promotion agency responsible for encouraging science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financing, professional advice and networks.



State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

SECO is the federal government's center of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.