The Energy and Cleantech Startup day is a yearly event connecting ground-breaking Swiss startups to incumbent companies, public institutions and investors to foster relationships and collaboration. 

Energy Startup Day connects

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.

Investors who aim to support the transition of the energy industry and capture promising new opportunities.

Energy Startup Day 2021

This year's focus is on internationalisation and scaling, and the smaller format emphasizes networking and investors for expansion outside of Switzerland. 

16:00 - 16:20
Networking & Welcome

Networking with innovative startups & Welcome by Dr. Christina Marchand, head of the Energy Startup Day

16:20 - 16:50
Introduction & Keynote from Energy Vault

Look forward to the inspiring input from Energy Vault CEO Robert Piconi. The Lugano-based startup has recently closed a 100 Million investment round and is now heading for the New York Stock Exchange with its promising energy storage technology

16:50 - 17:00
Who is who ? Introduction by Interaction

Look forward to a short interactive journey where you all get to know each other.

17:00 - 17:20
Input from recent science, international startups and incumbents

Listen to short inputs from stakeholders of the startup world, e.g. Researchers with brand-new projects, successful international startups and experienced incumbents with international connections

Switzerland Global Enterprise presents their Startup Support with David Avery & Philip Morger 

17:20 - 18:00
Startup Pitches

90 sec Startup pitches from our 20 selected startups about their recents developments and their goals towards growth and internationalization.

18:00 - 18:50
Startup Stands & Networking & Apero

Meet startups at their tables, network & enjoy the delicious Apéro in the beautiful old Zunftsaal

18:50 - 19:00
Public Choice Award 2021

Three Startups will be awarded with the Public Choice Award 2021

19:00 - 19:30
Further Networking & Fade out

Please stay to network and discuss. We will be happy to enjoy the Apero together with you.


When: Thursday 4.11.2021 - 16:00-19:30

WhereZunftsaal zur Schmieden, Marktgasse 20, 8001 Zürich

We look forward to holding this as an in-person event! A valid Covid certificate will be required to enter. 

Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited.


ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Theaterstr. 17
CH - 8401 Winterthur


The Energy Startup Day is organized by


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