It forms part of a wider strategic marketing plan for the country and positions Switzerland on the potential-site shortlist of international companies investing heavily in research.
The Swiss Innovation Park (SIP) concept, centered around the two EPFs, aims to create a new dynamic based around science and disruptive technologies. Drawing on the presence, attractiveness and international reputation of the ETHZ and the EPFL, this concept will draw new economic activities to the SIP sites, bringing job creation and growth in the medium term.
Structured coherently around the same entity, these sites are clearly identifiable by their characteristics and enjoy strong national and international recognition.
Thanks to regular collaboration between the ETHZ and the EPFL on the Swiss Innovation Park project for a number of years, the EPF Area will be able to play the central role expected of it both by the CDEP and the Federal Department of the Economy, Training and Research and its State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, in terms of supporting innovation and technology transfer in the interests of Switzerland as a whole.