Critical success factors at selected Swiss Innovation Park sites

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland Innovation Foundation, Entities in charge of the sites Switzerland Innovation Park (SIP)

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) conducted an audit of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Swiss Innovation Park (Switzerland Innovation). The Swiss Innovation Park is a network for industry-oriented and applied research and development, and an ecosystem for networking between universities and innovative companies. With six entities in charge of 15 sites, it is spread over a total of 13 cantons. Its aim is to promote networking and exchange between academia and industry, and to create an innovation-friendly environment. This should generate additional private investment in research and development. The Switzerland Innovation Foundation is the national umbrella organisation and acts as intermediary between the site entities and SERI.