why
FOR A GREAT WORK-LIFE EXPERIENCE...!

research and development

The companies in the Brixen area invest heavily in R&D to help shape a sustainable future. They pursue this goal by networking with both local and international university and research centres.

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Eurac, Fraunhofer Italia, IDM, NOI Techpark and other South Tyrolean stakeholders are our local partners. The INNOVALLEY Excellence Centre Covision Lab and other centres of excellence in the fields of digitalisation and construction technologies are located in Brixen.

 

mountains and sports

Brixen enjoys a privileged position in the heart of South Tyrol and easy access to the Dolomites, which makes it the perfect starting point for a variety of sports pursuits, excursions, and nature-focused experiences in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole Alpine region.

Hiking trails, climbing crags, bike trails, ski areas, pools, spa facilities and a variety of associations: the choice of sports and leisure activities is nearly endless, all year round.

innovative companies

The local entrepreneurship stands out for its passion for technology coupled with a creative approach to problem-solving – and has done so for generations.

INNOVALLEY brings together all these innovative companies around the art of tueftling (ingenuity and initiative) as a driving economic force.

art and culture

Brixen has been one of the main cultural hotspots in the Alpine region for centuries, as witnessed by its impressive cultural heritage.

Historical monuments and architectural gems can be found around every corner, and the cultural offer runs the gamut from unique events to theatrical pieces and from contemporary art to internationally renowned sacral music from all periods.

strong & fine craftsmanship

Some of the companies based here in the Eisack valley stem from the region’s deeply rooted artisan tradition.

In its effort to promote modernisation and innovation across all economic sectors, INNOVALLEY also creates the foundation for the survival of traditional craftsmanship and agriculture.

shopping and dining

With their atmospheric arcades and winding streets, Brixen and its neighbouring towns offer a wide range of shopping opportunities. These include a variety of original old-style shops offering everything from creative fashion to one-of-a-kind products and traditional hand-made crafts – modern shopping with an old-town flair.

The Eisack valley is also a coveted destination for gourmands, with local highlights including some of Europe’s best white wines and the traditional specialities of South Tyrolean cuisine, which blends the Mediterranean joie de vivre and the full-bodied flavours of Alpine cooking. Ingredients come directly from the local farmers – short supply-chain quality for internationally recognised culinary excellence.

valley
Altitude

559 m - 2.562 m

Longitude

° 46.71503

Latitude

° 11.65598

We are making the art of tueftling into a driving eco-nomic force.



Do you have a knack for tackling tricky challenges with the right mix of passion, patience and perseverance?

INNOVALLEY is a network of companies based in the Eisack valley that pursue innovation by tradition. We are turning the Brixen area into Europe’s key development space for Tueftlers.



INNOVALLEY…home of tueftlers

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valley
Altitude

559 m - 2.562 m

Longitude

° 46.71503

Latitude

° 11.65598

Brixen

Town

i-Zone

Innovation

what
WE ENABLE...!
onboarding
join, work and enjoy

INNOVALLEY is a hotbed of creativity!

INNOVALLEY offers space and opportunities for self-realisation both during and outside working hours.

INNOVALLEY ensures a uniquely balanced work-life experience through a variety of leisure and working facilities.

education
study, experiment and grow

INNOVALLEY is a learning hub!

INNOVALLEY connects the professional world with the world of education, science and research.

INNOVALLEY brings together professional expertise and knowledge from top education providers to promote technical professional training.

innovation
develop, implement and launch

INNOVALLEY is a hothouse for entrepreneurs!

INNOVALLEY supports resourceful and imaginative minds in bringing their ideas to life by honing their innovation skills.

INNOVALLEY brings start-ups and audacious founders together with successful businesses in a unique location.

excellence
network and shape the future

INNOVALLEY is a catalyst for ideas!

INNOVALLEY believes in cooperation, synergy and core competence development as the building blocks of future excellence.

INNOVALLEY creates identity and promotes region-wide networking among all institutions and local initiatives.

 

4 you
ARE YOU A...?
INNOVALLEY

maker

1
for ambitious builders

  • Are you a

    solution-oriented artisan or engineer?

    hands-on manager or enabler?

    tueftler?

INNOVALLEY

creator

2
for creative solvers

  • Are you a

    driven techie or experimenter?

    smart researcher or inventor?

    tueftler?

INNOVALLEY

newco

3
for audacious trailblazers

  • Are you a

    ground-breaking founder or start-upper?

    resourceful explorer or innovator?

    tueftler?

INNOVALLEY

networker

4
for forward-thinking entrepreneurs

  • Are you a

    business pioneer or mastermind?

    constructive lateral thinker or visionary?

    tueftler?

     

News
jumpstarting INNOVALLEY-education

In collaboration with education providers and educational science institutes, INNOVALLEY has launched a programme to redefine STEM education.

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The programme will involve other local initiatives across South Tyrol to pursue new approaches, test their feasibility and implement them into a flexible training concept.

INNOVALLEY-onboarding kicks off

INNOVALLEY is cooperating with labour research institutes and the HR departments of partner companies to develop regionally applicable onboarding service models for new recruits and trainees.

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The offer will include relocation and welcome packages and services designed to provide additional support in finding accommodation and recreational opportunities.

adddam and IBI, the competence centres

Additive manufacturing is a multi-faceted field with many applications. The adddam competence centre has comprehensive specialist knowledge of additive manufacturing applied to 3D printing, and offers a variety of services including design, consulting and training.

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IBI is an interregional competence centre specialising in Alpine building. It offers specialist expertise and support for projects in the construction, infrastructure and environmental sectors. The network facilitates liaison among the various fields involved in construction, such as engineering, geology, surveying, hydrology, building material technology, structural and civil engineering and more.

Excellence Covision Lab

INNOVALLEY provided the framework for the establishment of Covision Lab, a consortium of of seven leading tech companies aimed at bundling all existing know-how in the field of image processing (VISION).

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As a centre of excellence, Covision Lab developed into INNOVALLEY’S leading light in the field of technology. Its primary focus is on three aspects of digitalisation: deep learning, 3D sensing and embedded vision.

Its team of first-rate researchers and engineers specialising in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning will collaborate with experienced and visionary tech entrepreneurs to solve future challenges across a wide range of industries.

 

Launching INNOVALLEY

On 29 October 2020, after three years of intensive development, the six Eisack valley-based companies ALUPRESS, ACS-INFOMINDS, BARBIERI Electronic, DUKA, MICROTEC and PROGRESS founded their own legally recognised network, which evolved from the INNOVALLEY local initiative.

 

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The competition for brain gain among European regions began long ago. The top six companies in the Eisack valley area are hidden champions on the global market and have launched the INNOVALLEY network to join forces and rise to the challenges of the future.

Team

Wolfgang Knollseisen

CFO at Alupress SPA/AG

INNOVALLEY president, communication
Stefan Barbieri

CEO at BARBIERI SNC/OHG

INNOVALLEY board, onboarding
Federico Giudiceandrea

President of Microtec SRL/GmbH

INNOVALLEY board, excellence
Thomas Kostner

CFO at PROGRESS GROUP SPA/AG

INNOVALLEY board, education
Christian Krapf

CEO at duka SPA/AG

INNOVALLEY board, education
Peter Nestl

CEO at INFOMINDS SPA/AG

INNOVALLEY board, onboarding
Werner Kusstatscher

CEO at BETON EISACK SRL/GmbH

INNOVALLEY initiator, mentor
Michael Reifer

Founder of INNOOH

INNOVALLEY initiator, CEO
Contact
Michael Reifer

InnoValley Initiator und CEO

Alfred Ammon Straße 36

c/o Alupress AG

39042 Brixen (BZ)


+39 334 880 3400

info@innovalley.it

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