A Cleantech Innovation-Park aim at hosting research institutions and commercial enterprises dedicated to research and development as well as piloting installations and processes in sustainable technologies and services (‘Cleantech’). As part of a national network, FFGS has developed a specific plan for Switzerland’s most suited and attractive location for an Innovation-Park – the soon to be decommissioned military airbase of Dübendorf, a site of 250 hectares, located some 10 minutes from Zurich’s city center and at the same distance from Zurich’s International Airport. The Cleantech Innovation-Park shall in its entirety be developed as a lighthouse and reference standard for sustainable urban planning and construction.
By reaching the following specific goals, it will underpin Switzerland’s image as a sustainability leader:
Positioning and promoting of Switzerland as leading location for knowledge and economic activity in Cleantech – making it the country’s new economic pillar;
Strengthening the competitiveness of Switzerland in the megatrend of sustainability;
Actively fostering innovation within the fast growing global Cleantech markets by bringing universities and businesses with a Cleantech focus together in Dübendorf and actively promoting startups;
Systematically creating jobs and exports of Cleantech products and services.
Enabling firms to operate with a minimal ecological footprint by planning, building and operating the Innovation-Park in a sustainable manner (exclusive consumption of renewable energies, waste reduction/employ of cradle-to-cradle principle, CO2-neutrality, etc).
For more information, please visit: http://www.ffgs.org/
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