Showcase 2030

As a multi-stakeholder, action-driven platform, Showcase 2030 aims to: Foster new collaborations and transformative initiatives around priority topics, feature the most compelling sustainable-innovation initiatives, and showcase the diversity, dynamism, and strength of the sustainable innovation ecosystem in the Lemanic area.

Save the date for the 2023 edition: May 31st at the SwissTech Convention Center

2023 Edition

When: 31st May 2023

Where: SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne

Register here for the 2023 edition 

Join us for an exciting day that will immerse you into the sustainable innovation ecosystem in Switzerland!

From in-depth and insightful talks from leading impact experts, to hands-on masterclasses and a sustainable solutions exhibition, Showcase 2030, welcomes industry leaders, researchers, startups, investors, international organizations and foundations to join for a full day at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

Our Program is built around 3 key interconnected topics:  


Climate Action

  • What is the status of clean solar fuel technology?
    Sophia Haussener, Associate Professor Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering, EPFL
  • Building the supply chain for hydrogen – a case study
    Sabrina Cohen-Dumani, Founder & CEO, Nomads Foundation
  • Accelerating the deployment of renewables through business model innovation
    Carla Della Maggiora, Deputy Director, BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy)
  • From offsetting to climate contribution credits
    Augustin Fragnière, Associate Director, Centre de Compétences en Durabilité, Université de Lausanne 
  • Reducing vs Offseting: How can companies achieve their carbon targets?
    Carlos Cordon
    , Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management, IMD
  • The planet we want: the view of youth on climate
    Jean-Valentin de Saussure and Ludwig Luz, Co-Presidents,  Swiss Youth For Climate Association 

Biodiversity & Nature

  • The nature agenda for 2030
    Thomas Brooks
    , Senior Scientist, IUCN
  • Bridging nature & fianance innovation
    Jessica Smith, Head of Nature, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Restoring nature through innovative finance mechanisms
    Jessica Smith, Head of Nature, UNEP Finance Initiative
    Simon Zadek, Executive Director, NatureFinance 
  • Adding nature in the balance sheet
    Renata Pollini, Head of Nature, Holcim
    Lindsay Lessard, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Quantis
  • Assessing the cost of nature loss through technology
    Edoardo Chiarotti, Senior Researcher, E4S and Université de Lausanne
  • What are we missing on nature? An investor’s view
    Frederic Hoffmann
    Chair, Unearthodox
    Hiba Larsson, Principal in Nature Investments, Nature Finance

Special contributions by Canton de Vaud

  • Canton de Vaud: a new hub for sustainability
    Isabelle Moret
    , Conseillère d’Etat, Canton de Vaud
  • Enabling the transition at Canton de Vaud
    Mathias Paquier
    , Responsable Économie Durable, Canton de Vaud
    Julie Bocquel, Fondation pour l’Innovation Technologique (FIT)

Equality & Inclusion

  • Equity, inclusion and diversity: the new normal
    Josefine van Zanten, Chief of Equity and Inclusion, IMD 
  • True inclusivity in business: the story of Choba Choba
    Christoph Inauen, Co-Founder of Choba Choba
  • Building Companies of the Future by Pairing Innovation and Inclusion
    Christoph Inauen, Co-Founder of Choba Choba
    Josefine van Zanten, Chief of Equity and Inclusion, IMD 
  • Evolving sustainability paradigms: towards regenerative development for the future
    Özge Aydoğan
    , Director, SDG Lab


  • Storytelling: the necessary ally for a successful ecological transition
    Guido Palazzo, Professor, HEC University of Lausanne

  • Closing remarks by Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Co-Director, E4S and Julia Bory, Co-Lead Innovation, E4S



Discover cutting-edge technologies and follow the journey of impactful entrepreneurs by visiting our Solutions Exhibition: A2W, Autonomous River Cleanup, Autonomyo, Biped, Codos, CompPair Technologies, CortexIA, Deepsquare, DePoly, Droople, E-nno, Frig, Kitro, Neocarbons, NaturBeads, Liftango, Plastogaz, Resilio, Robin des Fermes, SoHHyTec, Sun-WaysSynature, Simplex DNA, SET Alliance, Swiss Airtainers, Tide Oceans, UpCircle AI, Voltiris, Uricycle. 

Check out our agenda to learn more and register for free today!

Register here for the 2023 edition 

Past edition: the agenda

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 ressources 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 with the goal 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.