The Innovation Hub at Les Roches Crans-Montana has welcomed its first incubation projects and embraced the cutting-edge digital expertise of six world-class tech companies.
First revealed in June this year, the Innovation Hub was officially launched on Friday, during an e-conference.
The companies joining the hub are Rayshaper specializing in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI); Simprosoft, the leader in Virtual Reality (VR); Spektrum, the web app developer; Workshop 4.0, a robotics engineer; qiibee an expert in blockchain; and Brunata, the international leader in the Internet of Things (IoT).
A multi-disciplinary center, a network and a collaborative web platform, the Innovation Hub Les Roches Crans-Montana stands out internationally in the sectors of hospitality and hospitality education. This particularity aligns well with the level of excellence Swiss hospitality education is known for worldwide.
“Companies like Booking.com have evolved thanks to the digital revolution 2.0 in a disconnected industry. With the arrival of web 4.0, our industry must embrace the technology and become a leading player in its own development. This makes the digital knowledge now more than ever a key component in the education of the leaders of tomorrow,” said Christine Demen Meier, the managing director of Les Roches and a member of the Innovation Council of Innosuisse.
Les Roches Crans-Montana is open to startups as well as to major international brands. Its main activities comprise a challenge center (consultancy & diagnostics), a development center, startup coaching and incubation, a testing center and events.
The Innovation Hub will host up to 10 innovation projects and 10 startup incubation projects per year.
For students, the new Innovation Hub represents a unique opportunity to become part of an innovation ecosystem, especially as they have the prospect of setting up a startup project during their studies.
A similar initiative is also currently being developed in Les Roches Crans-Montana sister school, Les Roches Marbella in Spain.