Showcase 2030

The sustainable innovation summit


Showcase 2030 is coming back on October 29th, 2024 at the SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne


Addressing the urgent challenges of our century requires a deep understanding of the limitations constraining our systems. We are in the middle of a climate crisis, but our need for energy and material resources is incessantly growing. The world’s population is increasing, but the human impact on the environment is already unbearable. The use of critical resources is paramount to helping communities thrive, but access to those resources is causing massive conflicts.

Technology and innovation can help us break the code for our survival: but what kind of technology and innovation are needed to help us live within planetary boundaries? While they are certainly part of the solution, tech and innovation are also constrained by the use of physical resources. It is therefore essential to understand the impact of our solutions to make conscious decisions that drive us towards the creation of more sustainable systems.

In this year’s edition, Showcase 2030 aims to engage the public in an open debate about sufficiency in innovation and technology: a concept that invites us to be aware of the use of resources, understand where and when high-tech and low-tech solutions work, and embrace the idea of sobriety in our collective choices.


  • Be inspired by the keynote speeches of sustainability and innovation experts
  • Be engaged in the confrontation of ideas during thematic roundtables /workshops
  • Be amazed by an interactive exhibition of solutions 

The program is under preparation and will be announced soon. Stay tuned on E4S social media to discover more!

2023 Edition

Showcase 2030 is E4S impact summit that brings together the Swiss sustainable innovation ecosystem to drive action towards an inclusive, net-positive planet. At Showcase we aim to mobilize and empower actors to jointly address the most urgent challenges of our century – climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequalities – by sharing concrete stories of collaborative impact and transformative solutions to scale. From in-depth and insightful talks by leading impact experts to hands-on masterclasses and a sustainable solutions exhibition, Showcase 2030 welcomes industry leaders, researchers, startups, investors, international organizations, and foundations for a full day of inspiration and open dialogue at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

The 2023 program was built around 3 interconnected topics:

  • Climate Action
  • Biodiversity and Nature
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Discover the full program on the Showcase 2030 website and watch the video below to learn more about the event.  

2022 Edition

Our program built on 3 key drivers that we consider crucial to building ecosystems that allow the systemic scaling of innovative solutions:
1. Enable impactful collaborations with organizations
2. Unlock key resources with corporates
3. Deploy groundbreaking solutions with entrepreneurs
Each block welcomed representatives from both the public and the private sector across different industries to share their perspectives, challenges, and best practices to inspire participants to take action and foster new collaborations.

Visionary Keynotes

Join our series of insightful talks by leading impact experts across industries.

Impact Stories

Get inspired by transformative ideas of the future.

Science2Impact Cases

Learn about the latest high-impact research.

Action Labs

Take part in multi-stakeholder sessions to built concrete propositions around key selected topics.

Interactive Masterclasses

Gain knowledge and tools in hands-on workshops with experts.

Impact Startup Exhibition

Meet with our startups and initiatives in the Foyer.