V-ZUG acts as founding member of Central Switzerland Innovation Park

A dedicated association is joining forces with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts to consider linking Central Switzerland to the Switzerland Innovation Park initiative. Areas on which the association's work is set to focus have already been identified.

Early 2016 saw the launch of the Switzerland Innovation Park, a project initiated by the Swiss government, at five locations across the country. Central Switzerland was left unrepresented at that point – but now, a dedicated association is joining forces with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts to consider establishing a link between the region and the Innovation Park.

As a founding member of the association, V-ZUG is lending its support to the initiative together with the Departments of Economic Affairs in central Switzerland's cantons, Central Switzerland Innovation Transfer (ITZ), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and other companies. Dirk Hoffmann, CEO of V-ZUG Ltd, has been appointed chair of the association.  

Building excellence will be a key area of contribution for V-ZUG and a potential focal point for the association's work, along with digitisation in construction practices and the Internet of Things.