May 2, 2022 | Event

May 25, 2022
Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter – Zürich

Switzerland Innovation Tech4Impact Demo Day

Thanks to its unique expertise and technological competences, Switzerland has an opportunity to foster innovative entrepreneurial solutions with a sustainable impact in a comprehensive sense, i. e., in economic, environment, and societal terms.

The objective of the Switzerland Innovation Tech4Impact initiative is to facilitate the realization of innovation projects that tackle society’s most pressing challenges of our time, focusing on selected themes of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In this second call for proposals, the initiative awarded six teams tackling diverse SDGs with a one-year project grant of CHF 85’000 each. Their novel approaches will now be further developed in one of the six Switzerland Innovation Parks. (Find out more: https://sitech4impact.ch/)

At the Demo Day, the six awarded teams will take the stage to give you a first-hand and exclusive presentation on their projects and the progress achieved.

You are kindly invited to join us for this event.

Program overview:

15:00 Door opening, Startup exhibition

16:00 Welcoming words by Raymond Cron, CEO of Switzerland Innovation 

16:15 3-min presentations by Cowacaps, Composite Recycling and Groam, with Q&A 

16:35 Fireside chat with program partners and insights from the alumni Margaux Peltier, CEO of Enerdrape

16:50 3-min presentations by Vivent, Green-Y and Eight Inks, with Q&A 

17:15 Keynote by Jean-Pierre Danthine, Director of the Enterprise for Society Center (E4S)

17:30 Closing, Networking apéro

Moderation: Pascal Krauthammer

Language: English / German

The initiative is led by Switzerland Innovation in collaboration with E4S Tech4Impact. The following companies support the initiative as innovation partners: ABB, Credit Suisse, Die Mobiliar, Economiesuisse, Interpharma, Schindler, Swiss Re Foundation, Swisscom, UBS, Zurich.

Switzerland Innovation is a network of innovation parks across Switzerland based on a joint initiative of public institutions, academia, and the private sector with a statutory mandate from the Swiss government. Switzerland Innovation forms an ecosystem that allows universities and innovative companies to collaborate and use their knowledge and research results for the development of new marketable products and services. www.switzerland-innovation.com

Find out more: https://sitech4impact.ch/