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The Service of the Economy: your local branch of Platinn - the innovation platform
In addition to the various core services that the Service of the Economy of the Neuchâtel State offers to businesses, the Service also acts as the local branch office of ‘Platinn’ (Platform for Innovation), covering Western Switzerland.
Platinn’s mission is to support technology-focused start-ups as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region, offering services and advice with any project relating to improving business innovation systems, thus reinforcing their competitiveness.
Platinn’s services are delivered through a network of accredited coaches who work in the various branch offices across Western Switzerland. If required, the coaches will call upon expert partners specialised in domains such as Intellectual Property, finance, or who can answer questions relating to technical, legal or other matters.
Four Service Areas
Platinn’s services are divided between four different services or coaching professions:
• Organisational Development: resources and processes (increasing productivity and performance, control of flow and practices, optimizing resource usage, etc)
• Financing: helping to find and secure funding for innovative firms (developing a financial strategy, preparing documents and presentations to investors, access to a wide network of investors, etc.)
• Business Development (increasing sales, diversifying product offering, execution of ideas, strategy development, etc.)
• Partnership Development and Cooperation (analysis of the potential of an innovative project, creation of partnerships, setting up cooperative projects, etc.)
Platinn Neuchâtel: goals and mission
The Neuchâtel branch acts as a facilitator, setting up support projects with Platinn coaches and other partners as well as encouraging optimal allocation of the coaching services that are available.
The branch is responsible for coordinating all Platinn activities in the State of Neuchâtel, collating and analysing the needs of SMEs and start-ups in terms of innovation, as well as promoting the Platinn service offering and ensuring that all cantonal legal requirements are adhered to.
For more information, please contact:
Jean-Luc Bochatay Delvoye, Director the Neuchatel Branch
T: +41 (0) 32 889 48 65
F: +41 (0) 32 889 62 95
République et Canton de Neuchâtel
Service of the Economy