Technology Transfer: door opener for collaboration opportunities
With targeted technology transfer, PSI pursues the goal of strengthening the competitiveness and innovative strength of Swiss companies in particular through an active exchange between research and industry. New knowledge and findings from research should lead to new ideas, problem solutions and marketable innovations.
The technology transfer team at PSI represents the interface between research and third parties and is a door opener for collaborations with industry, SMEs or academic partners.
Robert Rudolph new CEO of innovAARE AG
Change at the top of innovAARE AG, the operating company of Park Innovaare in Villigen: The Board of Directors has elected Mr. Robert Rudolph as the new CEO, who will take office at the beginning of April 2023. The retiring CEO Dr. Benno Rechsteiner is leaving Park Innovaare at his own request to take on a new challenge. Dr. Rechsteiner has been employed at innovAARE AG since June 2018 and has contributed significantly to important milestones for innovAARE AG: In summer 2019, an investor for the new construction of Park Innovaare was found in the form of CPV/CAP Pensionskasse Coop. In autumn of the same year, the groundbreaking ceremony for the building complex was celebrated. Under Dr. Rechsteiner's leadership, the development and expansion of the innovation campus followed, where numerous promising companies have already settled.
With Robert Rudolph, the management of the Innovaare park is getting a new and well-known face. Mr. Rudolph was previously employed as head of technology transfer at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and as a member of the executive board of the Swissmem industry association he was most recently responsible for the topics of digitalisation, innovation, research and start-ups. In this role, he became a expert on the Swiss innovation landscape and the needs of industry with regard to research and development.
Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr Christian Brönnimann expressed his thanks to Dr. Rechsteiner for his successful work in setting up the Park Innovaare generation project: "Thanks to Benno Rechsteiner's commitment in finding investors, the groundbreaking ceremony for the park was held and the first buildings were erected on a total area of 38,000 square metres. With Robert Rudolph at the helm, we now have a CEO with far reaching industrial contacts. We are convinced that Mr. Rudolph, with his background and network, brings the best prerequisites to lead the Park Innovaare into a successful future!"