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14—15 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Ide<strong>as</strong> for the future Research and development investments made by <strong>Liechtenstein</strong>’s industrial companies <strong>simply</strong> innovative 7 % 8.9% Product maintenance and other expenses Process development Intamin – The roller co<strong>as</strong>ter <strong>business</strong> <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> is working towards the future. In 2017, There are some roller co<strong>as</strong>ter fans who could only the industrial companies affiliated with the <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> dream of working for Intamin. But the construction of Chamber of Commerce and Industry invested CHF 546 roller co<strong>as</strong>ters is about more than just layouts and million – or 8.9 % of the gross domestic product – in research and development. Two thirds of these investments go towards their own projects, and one third 40.5% Product development on behalf of customers animations. Many hours of hard work and a high degree of skilful engineering go into every ride. Structural engineering, calculations and countless detailed drawings. towards bought-in projects. But the technology freaks and adrenaline junkies of the <strong>Liechtenstein</strong>-b<strong>as</strong>ed company all agree – at Intamin, it’s all about real innovation. Everything they construct <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> works closely with technological development and on paper or animate on computers today, they can its neighbours to provide its companies with the best condi tions for research and development. For instance, companies can benefit demonstration at their own expense. The Principality is also part of the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse, and the gov- experience later first-hand. The drawing of a gearbox or an axle may seem small and insignificant at first, but at some point you’ll be standing in front of one of both from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Austrian ernment also supports small and medium-sized enterprises these “monsters”. Science Fund. <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> compa- with funding for innovation, nies can also participate in EU exports and digitization. framework programs for research, 33% In-house product development Intamin = INTernational AMusement INstallation Over 50 years of success (since 1967) Around CHF 100 million in annual sales Around 1000 roller co<strong>as</strong>ters on all continents Around 100 employees in <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> <strong>Liechtenstein</strong> supports innovation. Find out more: 10.6% Research and b<strong>as</strong>ic development Find out more about Intamin www.liechtenstein-<strong>business</strong>.li/innovationsupport www.liechtenstein-<strong>business</strong>.li/intaminstory