Cooperation without borders for a prosperous economic region: this is something that representatives from Liechtenstein, the canton of St. Gallen and Austrias Vorarlberg state all agree on. The fifth Werdenberg Innovation Prize was awarded to Imtmedical from Buchs.
President of the canton of St. Gallen Benedikt Würth, Liechtenstein Prime Minister Adrian Hasler, and Vice President of the state of Vorarlberg Gabriele Nussbaumer came together at the Werdenberg economic conference, reports the Liechtensteiner Vaterland. As various participants noted, the regions prospects are excellent but certain challenges lie ahead, most especially implementation of the mass immigration initiative. This calls for firm discussions with the Swiss government.
Locational advantages include the regions outstanding educational opportunities as well as soft factors such as the quality of housing or recreational and cultural activities. The rector of the University of St. Gallen, Thomas Bieger, insisted that the opportunities for the Rhine Valley depend on continuing the symbiotic growth of industry and education. The fifth Werdenberg Innovation Prize went to Imtmedical AG from Buchs, which specialises in development and distributing medical measuring instruments and respirators.