Hes-so Valais

Fields of activity

Business model

The Entrepreneurship & Management Institute (IEM) offers various "Business Model Innovation" workshops, based on the "Business Model Generation" approach developed by Osterwalder and Pigneur, thanks to the "Entre'prise" project.
True support for the local economic network, interested companies can benefit from valuable guidance in terms of "Design Thinking", value proposition design, product/service design and implementation.

To discover the potential of such support, do not hesitate to register to the" Entre'mets" evenings! More info

We also assist you in managing your company thanks to the tool “iManagement”. It allows businesses to analyze and manage different aspects of their company. More info


The tool i-Brain connects students, professors and researchers with SMBs to create an innovation dedicated platform which operates as an open network. More info on www.i-brain.ch

Entrepreneurial training

Business eXperience is an innovative education concept, offered to future graduated students of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). More info on www.BusinessExperience.ch.

Energy Management

Energy is a priority development area for the canton of Valais and the HES-SO Valais-Wallis. For further information concerning "Energy Management" follow this link.


Le financement participatif permet à de nombreux porteurs de projets de concrétiser leur idée, apportant une nouvelle offre de services à la population. Qu’en est-il des activités touristiques ? Les instituts de recherche Entrepreneuriat & Management et Tourisme de la HES-SO Valais-Wallis apportent un éclairage sur cette question sur ce lien

Transfer of know-how and competencies

The Entrepreneurship and Management Institute (IEM) and the “Banque Cantonale du Valais” organize every year several meetings called “BusiNETvs”. Local businesses, community members, sponsors, students and researchers gather together to discuss a specific topic (marketing, human resources, finance, strategy, etc.). These meetings foster entrepreneurship and innovation spirit in the region. More info on www.businetvs.ch.

Further education

IEM has been offering a Master’s of Advanced Studies HES-SO (MAS) in Quality & Strategy Management (QSM). The program is specifically tailored for managers of public or private organizations involved in quality management processes and/or major change within their organization. More info on www.masterQSM.ch.
We also provide a CAS in job coaching and dynamic placement (JCPA). The participants are interested in developing professional integration competencies in companies and in developing an accompanying practice alongside this. More info