The Energy Startup Day is a yearly event connecting ground-breaking Swiss startups to incumbent companies, public institutions and new actors to foster relationships and collaboration in the sectors of energy, cleantech, mobility and smart buildings.

The event draws together

Startups & pre-startups in the areas of energy, cleantech, mobility and smart buildings that are looking for strategic partnerships.

Incumbents & public institutions (tech companies, utilities, municipalities) who seek innovative solutions in the energy, cleantech, mobility and/or smart buildings sector.

New actors (energy cooperatives, non-energy industries) who aim to thrive in the transition of the energy industry.


Startup Investor Meetings (by invitation only)

Selected Startups meet investors and finance experts.

Welcome - Dr. Christina Marchand, Project Lead Energy Startup Day

Keynote - Dr. Christian Schaffner, Exceutive Director Energy Science Center

Opening & Keynotes (official start of the event)

Official Welcome - Dr. Christina Marchand, Project Lead Energy Startup Day

Keynote (Mobility) - Jana Lév, Former Project Lead of smide and Head of Strategic Business Development at sharoo

Keynote (Smart Buidlings) - Prof. Arno Schlüter, Researcher and Founder in the field of Buildings and Energy

Startup Poster Fair & Startup Silent Pitching

The pitches will take place from 11:30 – 12:15 in the event space. Participants are invited to listen to the pitches using the headphones or to begin networking during this time.

Buffet / Lunch Break
Startup Poster Fair (until 16:30)

Startups present their business at the poster stands

Scientific and Practical Projects Silent Pitching

NETFLEX Flexibily instead of network expansion
Dr. Christian Winzer, Dozent, ZHAW 

ReMaP A new software- and hardware-based platform for testing decentralized renewable energy systems
Dr. Andreas Haselbacher, ETHZ Energy Science Center (ESC) 

Mobility projects at VBZ, Martin Zahn (VBZ)

Swiss Environment and Energy Innovation-Monitor 
Dr. Christina Marchand, ZHAW

1-to-1 Meetings

Possibility for participants and startups to meet one-to-one during a 20-minute meeting in a separate room. (Registration mandatory, please see additional information)

Outlook Podium Discussion

Metin Zermann, Investment Manager at Energie 360° AG

Andreas Uthmann, Leiter New Business & Innovation at CKW

Dr. Matthias D. Galus, Head Digital Innovation Office at Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Torge Barkholtz, Managing Director at circ (flash) e-scooter (LMTS Switzerland AG)

Moderator: Dr. Christina Marchand, Energy Expert, Founder & Researcher

Networking Apéro riche

Place & Date

Thursday, 31. October
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Technopark Zurich, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich

Incumbents: CHF 190.- / 380.- (Gönner)
Startups: free
Places are limited (max. 180)

Registration Deadlines:
for Incumbents / Researchers / NPOs: 30. October 2019
for Startups: 1. September 2019

Some Startups 2019

Institutional Partner

Event Partner


ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Christina Marchand
Tel. +41 (0)58 934 45 56

Stadthausstrasse 14
CH - 8401 Winterthur


The Energy Startup Day is organized by


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