ENTREPRENEURSHIP, A MATTER OF CULTURE

While training and skills are essential for innovation-based ecosystems, the dynamism needed for their development requires an entrepreneurial spirit, confidence in the resources to achieve it and a strong tolerance for failure.

Entrepreneurial culture - in other words, the propensity of young and old to start a business - is certainly a strength for some innovation-based economies, which have created the framework conditions for such a state of mind. Can the Lake Geneva region boast such a culture?

INTERNATIONAL COMARISON

The entrepreneurial culture is often perceived as Switzerland's Achilles heel in comparison to regions such as Silicon Valley or Israel. The reality is more nuanced, because French-speaking Switzerland inherits a culture that reflects its particular context.

SERENDIPITY: THE REAL DRIVING FORCE BEHIND INNOVATION

The entrepreneurial dynamism around start-ups strengthens the innovation ecosystem. The latter is now approaching a critical size such that it itself becomes a success factor.

Video testimony

Innovation seen from academic, economic and strategic perspectives. Our selection of videos.

INTERVIEW: DEBORAH HEINTZE

Women in the world of start-ups

Déborah Heintze is one of the three founders of the successful start-up Lunaphore, which has distinguished itself in the fight against cancer. When asked about the presence of women in the world of start-ups, she notes the existence of bias as a woman entrepreneur, but believes in a positive evolution.