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The Ark Foundation, through the BlueArk Entremont Innovation Hub, fosters the creation and development of practical projects within the fields of energy, water and the environment. These projects contribute to the dynamism and diversity of the economic fabric of Valais.



Stimulating innovation in “traditional” SMEs

The Ark’s Innovation service has launched a project in January 2015 which aims to stimulate the development of products by “traditional” SMEs, that is those which are more involved in...

Supporting growth in a Valais SME with potential

The period when an SME is growing is just as tricky as the launch of a start-up, and what is more, the financial issues are much more significant. This has been demonstrated by one of The Ark's projects,...

A Battery Charger to Optimise Solar Energy Use

With the rise in new renewable energies – and their intermittent production —, energy storage is becoming increasingly important for the safety of electrical  supply. The HES-SO Valais...

Increasing and monetising grid flexibility

There is no choice: some additional flexibility has to be found in the Swiss electricity grid, because of the arrival on a massive scale of new sources of renewable energy, whose production fluctuates....

Mayens de Sur-le-Scex, a real-scale mini-grid

The island mini-grid system set up by Studer Innotec, a Sion-based SME, allows energy to be produced, stored and exchanged with neighbours. The pilot project, established in the Sanetsch region and supported...

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