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Crans Montana

Meet the entrepreneurs of Crans-Montana : Rafal Hys - Association of Communes of Crans-Montana

Rafal Hys
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Overlooking the Rhone Valley at an altitude of 1,495 meters, Crans-Montana offers a breathtaking view of the region's iconic peaks, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. While the alpine city is widely known for its tourist appeal through its wild nature, clean air and almost permanent sunshine, it is in the process of becoming a major economic hub with international reach. Its main year-round economic sectors are medical, education and civil engineering.

Start-ups specialising in new technologies, med-tech, education and deeptech, have established themselves in Crans-Montana, Icogne and Lens. This new haven of innovation offers entrepreneurs a unique location with all the infrastructure necessary for the development of innovative tech projects, and an idyllic environment for their families.

Delegate for economic promotion of the Association of Communes of Crans-Montana (ACCM), Rafal Hys is a business developer and a facilitator of collaboration between different sectors of activity. Crans-Montana offers an ideal hub for entrepreneurs who wish to create synergies across their network while benefiting from international influence. Far from being confined to its cliché of a tourist resort, Crans-Montana is above all a major economic hub in the region, benefiting from a highly qualified workforce thanks to partnerships with the local top schools, international events and partnerships with the major international technology schools.