The BlueArk: an outdoor laboratory for energy, water and environmental projects

Mauvoisin dam
Mauvoisin dam
Verbier at daybreak
Verbier at daybreak

The BlueArk Entremont Innovation Hub was established with one aim in particular: to offer a full-scale outdoor laboratory for the fields of energy, water and the environment.

The Ark Foundation, Altis SA and the municipalities of Bagnes, Bovernier, Sembrancher and Vollèges have set up an innovation hub known as "BlueArk Entremont", specialising in energy, water and the environment.

The Entremont area faces a number of different challenges in relation to the environment, land management and management of its resources, making it an ideal test area for implementing innovative projects.
The projects developed at the BlueArk Entremont Innovation Hub will not only benefit from a location that is both alpine and urban, but also from a multitude of truly outstanding facilities.


Research and pilot projects in real-life envrionments
At the BlueArk Entremont Innovation Hub, The Ark Foundation and its partners are creating an outdoor laboratory with the facilities necessary to fulfil its purpose: to stimulate, develop and support innovation, with local need as the starting point and to enable innovative projects to be implemented quickly through testing in real environments.


The missions of the BlueArk Entremont Innovation Hub are to:

  • promote the generation and implementation of new solutions and models
  • provide a response to the new challenges faced by alpine regions in the fields of energy, water and the environment
  • investigate economic feasibility and develop innovative techniques
  • explore new business models
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