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. Register now for the event on November 4th, 2021 with strong focus on internationalisation and scaling. 

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 4th of November

Are you interested in strategic partnerships or need investment? Are internationalization & scale-up hot topics for you? Then register for the 2021 Energy Startup Day! A bit different this year: smaller with a focus on networking and reconnecting, internationalisation and scaling. So for mature startups looking beyond Swiss borders & for incumbents who want to develop and look for partners & for investors to find new attractive opportunities.  Enjoy this events with maximal networking time and relevant new input. 

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 four short inputs from different stakeholders of the startup world: researchers with brand-new projects, successful international startups and experienced incumbents with international connections

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 - 19:00
Startup Stands & Networking & Apero

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


Event on Thursday 4.11. 2021

Startup application ends on the 8.10.2021.

All other participants, 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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