The innoForce success story was born of an idea – that the training of audiologists should not only be improved but should also make use of the latest technology. This, however, required a completely new approach, which was developed collaboratively by Dr. Thomas Spillmann (Zurich University Hospital) and Christoph Wille in a training package called of Otis – the virtual patient.

In view of the considerable market potential of Otis, it was decided to realise the project in a tailor-made engineering company.

The product concept and business model were further developed and refined through participation in the first Business Plan Competition run by the University of Liechtenstein. In this competition, the innoForce team made it through to the finals, and the idea was finally rewarded with the second place out of more than forty innovation projects.

Inspired by this success, in April 2004 Christoph Wille founded innoForce as a company under Liechtenstein law with its headquarters in Balzers. In November 2004, the product Otis – the virtual patient was launched on the Swiss market with resounding success. The positive response from its customers encouraged innoForce to market Otis – the virtual patient worldwide in different languages. This new training concept is now being deployed in over 20 countries.

As innoForce began to establish itself in the field of audiology, it received an enquiry to develop the otology database ENTstatistics in collaboration with renowned otologists. With this, ENT therapies can be recorded in a rational manner and then statistically evaluated. With a simple mouse click, important parameters can be calculated and represented graphically. This program was refined and developed into a comprehensive product. Here innoForce was able once again to demonstrate a high level of innovation, and right from the beginning the product was very well received by the market.

Further programs were developed which, together with individual development commissions have enhanced the innoForce portfolio.

A further project has led to the development of an internet platform for recording therapies which the Swiss Federal Health Office requires to be registered. Once again, innoForce has been pleased to receive a high level of positive feedback.

In the course of its growth, the innoForce enterprise has acquired an excellent reputation as a competent partner for software development, and it includes several leading clinics and international medical corporations among its clients.

As an exemplary model for growing enterprises, innoForce is regularly invited to the University of Liechtenstein to give lectures to students of economics and enterprise. In 2007, the company was invited to take part in the state visit of the Thuringian State Governor Dieter Althaus. The collaboration with the University was intensified in 2010 when, in the framework of a research project, a doctoral position in knowledge management was set up together with the University.

Now, in 2011, innoForce has been appointed as a Liechtenstein training company, and is looking forward to supervising students training in information technology.

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