Why Impact Hub Ticino?

Ticino is the main italian speaking Canton of Switzerland, with 350’000 people living in an area of 2.812 km2. Known for its beautiful nature and mild climate, Ticino is also considered one of the most innovative regions in Europe, employing also many skilled foreigners specialists

Ticino’s economy is mainly led by businesses in the field of tourism, electrical engineering, fashion and chemical pharma. With 9 out of 10 companies having less than 10 FTEs, Ticino is mainly composed of SMEs, interesting technological start-ups and many inspired students coming out from its three universities. 

Institutions, public organizations and foundations in Ticino are extremely supportive towards innovation and open to sustainability, making the region the ideal ecosystem for business development. Thanks to its strategic location, Ticino plays also an important role in the North-South axes, connecting Switzerland to Italy. 

Openness to innovation and sustainability, great minds, business diversity and a strong educational ecosystem, make of Ticino the perfect location to open an Impact Hub as it can be beneficial to the sustainable development of the region: by connecting, enabling and inspiring we aim to support citizens, entrepreneurs, organizations and institutions willing to work together towards a common goal. 

We decided to join the Impact Hub global network because we believe that only by working together as a vibrant community we can foster the change we envision.