Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne is part of the network of the Switzerland Innovation Foundation.
As a private Swiss non-profit organization, SIP BB operates and supports industrial and primarily applied research and development.
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel / Bienne (SIP BB) pursues the following goals:
- Generate investments in research from abroad
- Promote innovation performance of Switzerland
- Accelerate the implementation of research results into marketable products
- Support startups
Keeping this in mind, we run a platform in Biel/Bienne with the following core services:
- Space reserves
- R&D services
- Technology equipment
Complementary, we assist you with the realization of your innovative idea and acquisition of research funds, help you identify suitable research partners, and manage quality control of innovation projects.
Our four competence centers are supplemented by engineering, depending on the project requirements. This specific bundling of competences and yet close connection of the four centers is unique in Switzerland.
SAMC – The Swiss Advanced Manufacturing Center operates several labs for research in optics, lasers and processes for additive manufacturing (AM) processes. Because not only process but also research chain of AM cover a broad range of competences, the SAMC focuses on its core competences like optics, process and integration. Along the AM process chain the SAMC maintains a strong network of interaction with research facilities complementing its own activities, resulting in a strong and leading competence network.
SSF - With the opening of the Swiss Smart Factory in May 2017, the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne launched the first test and demonstration platform for Industry 4.0 in Switzerland. The SSF's vision is to become Switzerland's leading, internationally-recognized center of competence in application-oriented research and transfer of Industry 4.0, as well as to create an ecosystem of partners, by which unique innovations and activities relating to Industry 4.0 can be developed.
SMTC - The Swiss Medtech Center is a meeting place for research, medicine and industry to work on interdisciplinary innovative projects in the fields of medtech and health-tech. Internal research & engineering resources are complemented with specialists from the national and international partner network to build perfectly adapted teams.
SBTC – The Swiss Battery Technology Center collaborates with well-known Swiss research partners, such as ETH, EMPA, PSI, CSEM, the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), and more, in order to translate the latest technologies into market-ready batteries.