The innovation circle
THE INNOVATION CIRCLE A DIMENSION OF UNRIVALED INFLUENCE
AND POWER IN EUROPE
Covering a total surface of 35 km² on the west side of the Lake Geneva area, the Innovation Circle territory is recognized as one of the structural centers of Greater Geneva. It brings together the major economic benefits of the Geneva metropolis, such as the Geneva International Airport, CERN, and international district. The Innovation Circle seeks to leverage the presence of world-renowned organizations, a highly qualified population originating from numerous different countries, and the strong presence of researchers to develop activities involving cutting-edge
technology and an international outlook.
In the long-run, the Innovation Circle will become one of the agglomeration’s major economic centers.
Ferney Geneva Innovation represents the first step towards implementing the Innovation Circle in France.
With its particle accelerators and detectors, the nuclear research organization employs 2,500 people full-time and welcomes 8,000 scientists for their work each year. About 4,000 external service providers are present at the site.
THE INTERNATIONAL QUARTER
With 36 international organizations (IOs), including the UN and WTO, and 250 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), 2,700 conferences per year, 200,000 experts and delegates, Geneva’s IO/NGO quarter is the leading center for worldwide governance, employing 40,000 diplomats and international civil servants, and 2,400 NGO workers.
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
16 million passengers in 2016, 25 million expected by 2030… The Geneva International Airport saw an increase in traffic of over 5% from 2014 to 2015, with momentum growing in the freight segment.
PAYS DE GEX
Located between the peaks of the Haute Chaîne du Jura and Switzerland, the Pays de Gex municipalities community was created in 1996.
Today, it comprises 27 municipalities with a total of population of about 85,000 people. The city of Ferney-Voltaire is a member of the Pays de Gex municipalities community and has a population slightly under 10,000.