Space and time, a philosophical combination that remains endlessly fascinating. And at the INNOSpace on the former Gurten brewery site in Wabern near Bern, the synergy between them means far more than just "looking for something out there". The name of this co-working and development space comes from space research jargon, and it offers not only an inspirational place in which to work, but also the opportunity to discover new strategies and the best way to launch yourself on the market with the help of a coaching team, innovative partners and a large network of contacts.
At the "Effinger" co-working space, you can not only write on the walls, but also on the ceiling. It offers the ideal conditions in which to unpack your innovative ideas in a creative environment. Available for use flexibly by the day, the week or the month, the working spaces in the co-working area are equipped with everything you need to become a successful and efficient member of the community at Effingerstrasse 10 in Bern. Besides a coffee shop and meeting rooms, the facilities include an integrated studio and workshop that encourages the interdisciplinary networking that is so enriching.
The "FrachtRaum" by the river Aare in Thun is an ever-changing source of inspiration. The former logistics warehouse – just two minutes' walk from Thun station at Seestrasse 14 – always retains a sense of freshness because of the constantly changing mix of companies and services you'll find there. All kinds of workplaces and meeting rooms in converted freight containers are available for hire as co-working spaces. Its proximity to Lake Thun and its many areas for socialising make for an even more inspiring atmosphere.
With no bookings or membership necessary, everyone can get down to brass tacks right away at Coworking Interlaken. The rooms and lounges are in the same building as Villa Sonnenhof, the backpackers' hostel, and can be hired with no fuss 365 days a year, and also as part of a "co-working & hostel" package if required. The villa is located in the centre of Interlaken and is easily accessible, with a bus-stop right outside the door. The time-out room on the top floor, for example, is an excellent place in which to work in peace with inspiring views, including of the surrounding mountains.
Collaboration, meeting people, innovation. These are the three things that coalesce at "Plattform Haslital" in Meiringen. "Plattformers" at Alpachstrasse 7 can come up with new ideas together, develop these and ultimately bring them to maturity in the regional innovations lab. The workplaces can be hired by the day, also giving users ideal opportunities for inspirational exchanges of ideas with other people in the building! Changing exhibitions throughout the year offer further opportunities for networking and skills-development platforms.
The "solar direct benefit building" in Zweisimmen was a carefully thought-through project. It has no heating system, but is cooled and warmed solely by natural stored energy – and now it is also used as a co-working space. At Gewerbestrasse 4, just five minutes' walk from Zweisimmen station, the "N11" architects offer inspirational alpine architecture, flexible workplaces, a "round table" and a wildlife garden. Simply the perfect place to escape the lowland fog and immerse yourself in new worlds.
Adelboden, at an altitude of 1350 m, has much more to offer than just fresh air and beautiful views. Now you can also develop and perfect your ideas in co-working spaces at the "Mountain Lab" at Dorfstrasse 25. Take some time to reflect on and develop your new business strategy in an alpine setting resplendent with views of the Gross Lohner peak and the Engstligen Falls. Digital nomads can book a quiet corner for themselves by the day, the week or the month, and seminar rooms are available for team events. And, of course, lounges where everyone can share their ideas.
"Anything's possible" here, right next to the station in Biel. La Werkstadt, the "building of opportunities" at Bahnhofstrasse 5, offers a co-working scheme with rooms for hire, training courses and coaches for individuals and companies. Regular events take place here at which co-working members and others can present their ideas; because of the central location, they also attract a large audience. The coffee shop-style lounge and the rooftop terrace are great places in which to relax.
The Impact Hub Bern, located two minutes from Bern's main train station, is a place for makers of all kinds. This dynamic community of pioneers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs come to the Impact Hub to work, network, and learn. The space offers a unique atmosphere for working as well as for meetings and events. Whether as a day guest, for a meeting, or as a venue for your upcoming event, you will fill up with inspiration in the Hub universe.