This year's edition is all about internationalisation, scaling and of course: networking. You’ll meet 27 innovative startups including CEO Robert Piconi from the successful startup Energy Vault in person.
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 was the program 2021

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 - 17:10
Input from recent science, successful startups and authorities

David Avery & Philip Morger from Switzerland Global Enterprise show how to develop the right approach to international business

Dr. Christian Schaffner from the ETH Energy Science Center about the PATHFNDR Project

Florian Perrodin from the successful startup Distran

17:10 - 17:20
Who is who ? Introduction by Interaction

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

17:20 - 18:00
Startup Pitches

90 sec Startup pitches from our 25 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.

Registration is closed

Next years Energy Startup Day will be at the 17.5.2022.

Registration will open around February. Please subscribe for the Newsletter below to be informed.


ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Theaterstr. 17
CH - 8401 Winterthur


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