About us

Where it all began

At the heart of innovation

Facilities and team

Our dynamic and passionate team is made up of around thirty people with a wide range of skills, encompassing fields such as engineering, economics, communications and industry. Driven by the desire to help entrepreneurs and innovative project leaders realise their ambitions, we work together to stimulate the development of our innovation ecosystem. We are convinced that collaboration and synergy are essential to overcoming the challenges of today's entrepreneurial world.

Each person in our company is an essential part of our collective success. Our diverse and highly skilled team contributes to the development of innovation in the Valais.
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Crédits photos : Florence Zufferey 

over 30 years of history

Some key events


The Valais Department of the Economy, with the support of around 100 entrepreneurs, creates the CIMTEC-Valais association to facilitate access to Computer Integrated Manufacturing skills for SMEs (CIMTEC-Valais stands for "Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technologies - Valais").
1 employee
CIMTEC-Valais becomes a reference in Western Switzerland in the field of quality systems for SMEs, and takes part in a European project in this field.
10 employees
CIMTEC-Valais focuses on strategic support for SMEs, encouraging the development of business and market innovations. Woodconstruct, active in the Upper Valais, is the first start-up to receive support.
Support for the first start-up in French-speaking Valais : Mimotec SA
Vulcain, the first business incubator in Techno-Pole in Sierre.

Cimtec-Valais is developing the concept of a technological Valais built around several sites along the Rhône river.
The Ark Foundation taking over the balance sheet of the CIMTEC-Valais association. CimArk SA is incorporated, with The Ark Foundation as sole shareholder, marking the start of operational management of the Foundation and its services. The first companies are housed at the BioArk's site in Monthey.
15 employees
CimArk SA takes over management of the CleantechAlps platform for the whole of Western Switzerland, as well as the national energy efficiency program ProKilowatt.
CimArk celebrates its 20th anniversary and has nearly 20 employees.
20 employees
CimArk plays a leading role, in collaboration with nd the City of Sion, in bringing EPFL to Valais.
CimArk is setting up technological platforms on the sites of BioArk (Monthey) and PhytoArk (Sion-Conthey).
Inauguration of the new technology site  : The BioArk of Visp, dedicated to life sciences and located near Lonza.
CimArk celebrates its 30th anniversary as guest of honor at the Foire du Valais
Imperix, the first start-up to be supported by CimArk at Campus Energypolis in Sion, celebrates its 10th anniversary.


CimArk SA is based in Sion on the Energypolis Campus and continues to support entrepreneurs and innovative project leaders.

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