With its association with Zurich, the Park builds on existing economic and scientific collaborations (GZA, USI, SUPSI), and plans to create further synergies. It intends to leverage its strategic position on the north-south axis while representing an entry point to northern Italy’s huge potential. The Park’s identity and unique positioning rely on its strategic location, the presence of top academic excellences in the area, the integrated network of all actors involved in innovation and economic development, and the SBB area of Bellinzona which will turn into the main Park hub as a real “innovation district”.
The Canton of Ticino is highly ranked in terms of innovation. It is very active in its developmental policy through the implementation of a set of initiatives aimed at supporting local enterprises as well as attracting new businesses from abroad. Academic excellences are ground on USI and SUPSI faculties and institutes, some of which are internationally renowned.