The Orbe Technology Park – or TecOrbe – has close ties with many local universities and forms part of a dense innovation ecosystem. Located in an industrial district, the technopark helps startups launch production of their technology, supports innovation at SMEs and fosters groundbreaking ideas across the entire industry.
Technology developed at TecOrbe – generally presented as demos or prototypes – is designed to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste or rely on lower-grade raw materials. That’s because the technopark aims to develop truly revolutionary, green innovations – TecOrbe is positioned as an environmental technopark.
Through collaborations with Innovaud, the Vaud economic development agency (DEV), Switzerland’s Department of Economic Development and Trade (SPECo), other regional economic agencies, and a vast network of local businesses and organizations, TecOrbe gives entrepreneurs a platform not only for creating their businesses, but also for pilot-testing their technology and trying it out on the market. The technopark is surrounded by wood, metal and plastics producers as well as experts in automation – all with the know-how to help young businesses turn their ideas into viable products.