Know-how from Switzerland and Vorpommern for the world market – successful business meeting in Bern on October 2

Rudolph: Outstanding investment opportunities and economic advantages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern presented in Switzerland

Close cooperation between companies in Switzerland and Vorpommern companies agreed

No: 362/17 I 05.10.2017 I WM I Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health

The meeting of entrepreneurs from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and representatives of the Swiss economy in Bern has come to a successful conclusion. The business development seminar in Bern was organized by the business development corporation Invest in MV, the business association Unternehmerverband Vorpommern and the Bern section of the industry association Swissmechanic. More than 60 company representatives discussed Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as a good investment location at a business meeting held in early October 2017.

"We portrayed the outstanding investment opportunities and economic advantages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to Swiss entrepreneurs. This trusting exchange is already bearing fruit. The Swiss company applicsign ag and companies belonging to Technologieinitiative Vorpommern e.V. have agreed to cooperate closely for the joint development and global offering of joint services relating to the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and heavy metal filtration. The cooperation agreed on shows that our domestic companies have the knowledge and competence to present and implement internationally competitive technical solutions," said the State Secretary in the Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health, Dr. Stefan Rudolph, at the end of the meeting.


Companies of Technologieinitiative Vorpommern e.V. will, in future, carry out research and develop applicsign ag in cooperation with Swiss firms

The Swiss company applicsign ag and companies of Technologieinitiative Vorpommern e.V. (TIV) have agreed to jointly develop products and assemblies in the field of the handling and production of liquids and gases.
The mobile water treatment unit enables the separation of unwanted solid, chemical and/or radiological components via mechanical, chemical or physical processes. The areas of application for this special treatment technology include the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, interim storage facilities, research reactors, treatment centers, disposal companies and educational institutions. The sub-assemblies are modularly expandable for the separation of concrete sludge, heavy metals, nitrates and surfactants. Areas of application include relevant treatments in mines, coal-fired power plants, large-scale industry, state institutions, waste disposal companies and wastewater companies with an elevated heavy metal content. The assemblies can also have modules added to them so that they can cope with the separation of concrete sludge, heavy metals, nitrates and surfactants.

"Building on the intensive business talks, in future, the most effective manufacturing and solution methods of the industry will be developed, combined with know-how from Switzerland and Vorpommern, and then offered on the world market. By combining various procedures for treating a wide range of wastewater with a wide variety of impurities, we can ultimately produce clean water and conditioned residues," Rudolph said.


Ministry of Economics supports activities of Technologieinitiative Vorpommern e.V. – The aim: to systematically increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises

State Secretary of Economics Dr Stefan Rudolph also handed over a grant approval letter to Technologieinitiative Vorpommern e.V. during a business meeting. The aim of the initiative is to further develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial interests of its members through cooperation with small and medium-sized suppliers, outfitters and service companies in the economic region of Vorpommern. A cooperation network for the integrated power plant service will thus be created.

The aim is to jointly develop new markets by interlocking the fields of competence of the various companies participating in the service network as well as through partnerships with research institutions, new markets. "The support of the Ministry of Economics aims to stimulate and improve cooperation between companies, institutions and regional actors. This means that the competitiveness of SMEs in particular can be systematically increased," Rudolph stated.


The Ministry of Economics is supporting the initiative with a grant of €200,000 from the funds of the Joint Task of Improving Regional Economic Structure (Gemeinschaftsaufgabe – GRW).  The total cost of the project amounts to €267,000.

A return visit of the managing director of the Swissmechanic Bern industry association, Markus Kammermann, to the business association Unternehmerverband Vorpommern at the invitation of Association President Gerold Jürgens has already been firmly planned.