Switzerland Innovation Park in Biel/Bienne: Where research and industry join forces
The Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, or SIPBB for short, is just a few minutes' walk from Biel/Bienne train station in the direction of the lake. With its strikingly dark façade in BWB Colinal 3180, the building stands out from all the surrounding structures.
The building's simple shell belies its diverse uses, which range from event and office space, to laboratories and common meeting rooms. The SIPBB is hub for innovation and exchange between the private sector and research. A place where start-ups, innovative companies and universities and collaborate under one roof.
A look inside the 'Swiss Smart Factory'
The varied purposes are also reflected in the floor plan. Open spaces ensure flexible usage tailored to the tenants' changing needs. The building's centrepiece is the 'Swiss Smart Factory', a testing and demonstration platform that impressively illustrates how new technologies are shaping the production industry of tomorrow.