Institute of Ophthalmology Research
The Ophthalmological Research Institute (IRO) is a public foundation originated in 1989 and grounded in Sion. Its mission is to donate to a better information of ocular diseases for earlier diagnosis and more effective therapy. To do this, the IRO look a lot like a group of physicists, engineers, biologists and physicians who train the genetics of ophthalmic diseases and progress advanced techniques and instruments used for simple research of visual function and for clinical studies . This is how the IRO ranges a Swiss tradition of excellence in the area of ophthalmology.
The Foundation categorizes and coordinates the several activities allowing the formation, the start-up, the growth and the expansion of companies in Valais. It generates the right framework conditions to encourage the economic actors of Valais to display creativeness and innovation.
The Ark exemplifies the plan developed by the cantonal authorities to make a real technological park in Valais. The fussiness of this park is to be multi-site (six technological sites) and to pay attention on three specific areas:
â¢ Computer Science and Communication
â¢ Life sciences
â¢ Energy and environment
The general public is acquainted with the doings of the The Ark Foundation in the area of start-ups. This is not the vital part of its input to the economy of Valais. It deals an active support to innovation in SMEs, through concrete projects. Most of them lead to services, tossed on the market. These projects donate to the vitality and divergence of the economic fabric of the Valais.
Below mentioned is a selection of projects from the areas of computer science and communication. See also projects Life Sciences o u of the energy and environment !
â¢ Improve, thanks to the algorithms, a system of recruitment of student talents
â¢ Improve eye tracking technology
â¢ EnergyView: a tangible e-energy project for municipalities
â¢ Avalanche prevention: from a hard disk to a mobile application
â¢ The Ark summonses itself to the edge of football lawns
â¢ Biowatch: Identify yourself through your veins!
â¢ A successful collaboration between research and the economy
â¢ Safeguarding access to computers
â¢ Boosting an SME by emerging ERP software
â¢ Generating bridges between computer interfaces