Home of Innovation expands its range

Winterthur – The Home of Innovation, operated by Startup & Innovation Space AG, wants to expand its office space and human resources. Among other things, the recruitment of a start-up promoter is planned. In addition, investors and start-ups are to be networked.

Startup & Innovation Space AG is expanding the offering of its start-up center Home of Innovation. Plans include "more office space and co-working places, more training for founders and new access to investor funds", Home of Innovation explains in a press release. The center, which currently operates at three locations, is currently used by around 100 start-ups, innovative SMEs and co-workers as well as five Winterthur business associations. Home of Innovation has developed a strategy with five strategic themes for the expansion of Winterthur's innovation ecosystem.

Further office space of at least 2,000 square meters is then to be acquired in Winterthur. In addition to attracting existing companies, a second focus is placed on new start-ups. They are to be supported by the establishment of a project manager position to promote start-ups. In addition, Home of Innovation intends to strengthen its already successful Launch Control training and support program. Last but not least, investors and start-ups are to be brought together as part of the Winti-Ventures initiative.

In preparation for the next phase of growth, Home of Innovation is also making changes to its management. Thomas Giger has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Thomas Breitenmoser will manage operations as Head of Operations. Founder and initiator of the Home of Innovation, Raphael Tobler, is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors, but will remain with the start-up center as Vice Chairman with a focus on Launch Control. ce/hs

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