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Berne Economic Development Agency- Leading Business Location in Energy and Environmental Technology

The Berne Economic Development Agency is a one-stop shop for companies that would like to relocate and develop in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland.



BRITS LOVE BERNE: Investor Seminar and Competition

Visit the investor seminar on 8 and 9 August 2012 in London, House of Switzerland (Glaziers Hall), during the Olympic Games and win a holiday in the Bernese Oberland. The seminar is aimed at all interested companies and will provide information on the many attractive investment opportunities offered by the Canton of Berne. Registration: www.britsloveberne.ch

Develop in the energy and environmental technology sector

Switzerland provides an ideal place for companies looking to develop in the growth sector of energy and environmental technology: the de-regularized capital market, competitive energy and raw material prices together with stringent environmental standards provide good economic framework conditions.


Significant resources are made available for research and development. There is a high level of innovative capability and a distinctive awareness of environmental issues. The segments renewable energy sources and energy efficiency are developing rapidly and dynamically.

Canton of Berne: A cleantechnology and energy efficiency strategy

The stringent environmental standards, by international comparison, are key market drivers for companies active in energy and environmental technology and create a competitive edge for them in the export markets.

Sustainable and efficient energy applications have a long tradition in the Canton of Berne. Over 60% of the heater pumps manufactured in Switzerland are produced in the Canton of Berne. In the Canton of Berne the cleantechnology and especially energy efficiency is not just a slogan but a strategy. Thanks to the launch of the MINERGIE® Standard and the systematic further development of the «Plusenergyhouse» the number of high-efficiency residential buildings in the Canton of Berne is above the Swiss national average.

Distinctive culture of innovation

Energy and environmental technology provide around 15,000 jobs in the Canton of Berne. Thanks to the distinctive culture of innovation and an active network, small and medium-sized enterprises are developing at a very dynamic rate. Berne's SMEs are engaged primarily in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (hydroelectric power, solar energyand wind energy).

The comprehensive energy and environmental technology network energy-cluster.ch includes manufacturers, government departments, researchers, organizations and training centers: the Canton of Berne is considered as an ideal location for companies in the energy sector.