Swiss Prime Site to collaborate with start-ups

08.09.2017 08:21
SPS building

With a portfolio worth more than CHF10 billion, Swiss Prime Site is Switzerland’s leading listed real estate company. In partnership with venturelab, the company plans to cooperate and invest in start-ups. 

Swiss Prime Site is ensuring that its focus is directed at customers and markets through innovative technologies already at the present time. Starting from September 2017, the search for new technologies will be further intensified through the Swiss Prime Site Venture Team’s partnership with the Venturelab innovation platform on a group-wide basis. The objective of the partnership is aimed at further accelerating the innovation process and achieving technological leadership through collaboration with start-ups and, where appropriate, through investments. This should pave the way for Swiss Prime Site to step up its focus on the market and customers of the future.

According to René Zahnd, CEO of Swiss Prime Site: «Our start-up engagements are based on the long-term view and should underpin our aspiration as innovative leader in the real estate sector.» Marcel Denner, Head of Corporate Ventures & Development, adds: «Through our collaboration with start-ups, we offer newly emerging and up-and-coming companies direct access to proven experts from the real estate sector to test and further develop their business models».

Beat Schillig, Founder of Venturelab: «The effectively forceful Swiss Prime Site Venture Team is perfectly positioned for setting up strategic partnerships with innovative start-ups or executing promising investments».

Swiss Prime Site is pursuing the ambition to continuously further develop its business model, striving to be on the front lines of technology and thus positioning itself as Switzerland’s leading listed real estate company in the future as well.

Within the Group, Swiss Prime Site is systematically carrying out the exchange of know-how and experience as well as innovation between the core real estate business and the real estate services, assisted living and retail business fields at all levels.

Swiss Prime Site
Swiss Prime Site is Switzerland’s leading listed real estate company. The value of the Group’s high-quality portfolio exceeds CHF 10 billion and comprises value-retaining properties in prime locations, most of which incorporate office and retail space.

Picture: Stücki Business Park, one of the SPS buildings

(Press release)

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