Showcase 2030

31.05.2023, 08h00 – 18h00

When: 31st May 2023
Where: SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne – Switzerland

Showcase 2030 is E4S’s action-driven, multi-stakeholder platform that aims at building an ecosystem of impact to advance sustainable innovation and drive action towards an inclusive, net positive planet.

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!