Spark Innovation Sphere By Les Roche

Spark brings students closer to cutting edge hospitality innovation.

Through Spark, we’re building a global sphere to foster hospitality innovation, including pre-incubation and incubation services for startups which are bringing disruptive thinking to our industry and inspiration to our students.

We’re inviting students, alumni and industry partners to develop and test new hospitality solutions in living laboratories on campus.

Spark is also being embedded across our entire academic curriculum, putting innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of the Les Roches Way of Life.

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Wake up and smell the coffee – New olfactory technology is making hospitality experiences more immersive and ownable

Welcome to the experience industry, where dreams come true, and when they do, they increasingly have their own unique scent….

Change is brewing – Students help Smyze AG develop robotic bar technology

Innovation is a driving force in hospitality, both in the form of technology and a leadership mindset. At Les Roches…

Inside Spark – Students work with Valiryo Technologies to bring the Body Dryer to hospitality

What’s the biggest challenge hospitality faces right now? Recovery from the pandemic? Digitalization? How about sustainability? Spanish engineering company, Valiryo…

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We Inspire our students to develop an innovative mindset.

  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Spark TV & stories

Spark surrounds our students with innovative thinking. From guest speakers and alumni we invite to bring their experience and insights into the classroom, to exclusive networking events focused on technology, sustainability and more, there’s so much for Les Roches students to take from Spark.

And now we’re launching Spark TV, where innovation comes to life through entertaining and informative programming that you won’t want to miss!

Our Speakers Include

We Ignite our students’ passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Real-world consultancy challenges
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Living laboratory for hospitality innovation

Our Spark truly ignites. For students it means opportunities to work on real-life business consultancy and academic challenges, using genuine commercial cases provided by our industry partners.

Students also play their part in testing cutting edge products and services, helping to shape the future of hospitality innovation.

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The Aroma Trace Les Roches
Wake up and smell the coffee – New olfactory technology is making hospitality experiences more immersive and ownable

Welcome to the experience industry, where dreams come true, and when they do, they increasingly have their own unique scent....

Change is brewing – Students help Smyze AG develop robotic bar technology

Innovation is a driving force in hospitality, both in the form of technology and a leadership mindset. At Les Roches...

Inside Spark – Students work with Valiryo Technologies to bring the Body Dryer to hospitality

What’s the biggest challenge hospitality faces right now? Recovery from the pandemic? Digitalization? How about sustainability? Spanish engineering company, Valiryo...

We Incubate disruptive startups by students, alumni and others.

  • Pre-incubation/incubation services
  • Startup coaching
  • Research & Development Center

Spark is helping to bring new concepts and new innovations to life, through specialized pre-incubation and incubation services offered at Crans-Montana and Marbella campuses.

Students can rub shoulders with some of the most creative minds in hospitality, as well as having the chance to pitch their own concepts to earn pre-incubation/incubation support.

Incubation & Institutional Partners Include

Does your business need a Spark?

If you would like to find out more about Spark, and how you or your business can benefit from partnering with us, get in touch today.

Our services to business include:

  • Pre-incubation
  • Incubation
  • Startup coaching/mentoring
  • Concept Development Center
  • Product/service live testing & feedback
  • Consultancy Projects with students
  • Guest lecture opportunities

Browse our partners

AI and face recognition

WebApp/ecommerce

AV/VR/RX

Internet of things (IOT)

Robotics

Block chain

Product technology

Ai and Big Data