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Monday, May 2nd | Monday, May 3rd | Tuesday, May 4th | Wednesday, May 5th | Thursday, May 6th | Friday, May 7th | Saturday, May 8th

Sunday, May 2nd

Time/Visits Accommodation details
Morning and AfternoonArrival at Zurich Airport Taxi transfer to hotel Hotel Check-in19:30

Briefing & Welcome Dinner at Swiss traditional restaurant Swiss Chuchi

Hotel Marriott
Neumühlequai 42
8001 Zürich
+41 (0)44 360 72 30

Monday, May 3rd

Time/Visits Accommodation details
08:30 – 10:00Transfer to Bern by train or private bus10:00 – 12:00

Political approaches
Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Innovation and entrepreneurship, Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology
Swiss Federal Innovation Promotion Agency CTI

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Downtown at Café Fédéral

14:00-14:30

Transfer to the football stadium by private bus

14:30 – 15:30

Integrated photovoltaic plant
Stade de Suisse, MINERGIE building

15:30 – 16:00

Transfer to Lyss by private bus

16:00 – 17:30

Leading Technology for Solar Energy
3S- Swiss Solar Systems

17:30 – 18:15

Transfer to Neuchâtel by private bus

19:15

Dinner at Restaurant Lake Side

Hotel Beaulac
Esplanade Léopold-Robert 2
2000 Neuchâtel
+41 (0)32 723 11 11

Tuesday, May 4th

Time/Visits Accommodation details
08:30 – 10:30Innovation and Sustainable Progress. Several projects
Swiss Centre for Electronics and Micro technology
(CSEM) 11:00 – 12:00

A project to stimulate energy initiatives
Presentation of  The Holistic project and visit Ecopark, City of Neuchâtel

12:15 – 14:00

Lunch at Alpes & Lac with guests

13:30 – 14:15

Transfer by private bus or by train to Lausanne

14:30-16:00

Sustainable Campus
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

16:30-18:00

Multidisciplinary research projects to develop sustainable energy production Energy Center, EPFL

19:00

Dinner at Café Beau-Rivage with guests
Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Head of Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, EPFL
Prof. Michael Graetzel, Director of Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces, EPFL
Prof. Hans-Björg Püttgen, Director of the Energy Center, EPFL
Mr. Philippe Vollichard, Sustainability Manager, EPFL

Hotel Beau-Rivage
Place du Port 17-19
1006 Lausanne
+41 (0)21 613 33 33

Wednesday, May 5th

Time/Visits Accommodation details
08:30 – 11:45 Recipient of European Energy Award gold
City of Lausanne

– new metro M2

– waste incineration plant Tridel SA

– transfer to the Lavaux vineyards, UNESCO World Heritage

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch with authorities of the city of Lausanne at Clos de l’Abbaye

tbd

Transfer by private bus to Zurich

Free afternoon – Time to enjoy the city of Zurich

19:30

Dinner at Zunfthaus zur Waag with guest
Roland Stulz, Manager, Novatlantis
Remo Estermann, Texx Swiss Battery Management Systems
Dr. Ruedi Kriesi, Vice-President, MINERGIE
Mr. Anil Sethi, CEO, Flisom AG
Mr. Norbert Rücker, Director of Research, Commodities and
Clean Energy, Bank Julius Bär

Hotel Seidenhof
Sihlstr. 9
8021 Zurich
+41 (0)44 228 75 75

Thursday, May 6th

Time/Visits Accommodation details
09:30 – 10:44Train ride to Huttwill
discussion with representative of Swiss Federal Railroads (SBB) on “The SBB and the environment.”
11:00 – 12:00

Electric bicycle development and production factory
Biketech

12:00 – 12:30

Transfer or short ride with electric bicycles to a farm

13:00-14:30

Typical Swiss farm lunch with local produce

14:30 – 15:45

Transfer back by private bus to Zurich

16:30 – 18:00

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
EMPA

after 18:00

Transfer by private bus to downtown Zurich

Free evening – Time to enjoy the city of Zurich

Hotel Seidenhof Sihlstr. 9
8021 Zurich
+41 (0)44 228 75 75

Friday, May 7th

Time/Visits Accommodation details
08:00-09:30Pneumatic hybrid motor
Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETHZ

10:00-11:45

Energy Science Centre, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch at Dozentenfoyer with guests

13:30 – 13:45

Transfer by private bus

14:00 – 15:00

“Architectural icon”
Transfer to Hönggerberg campus, ETHZ

After 15:00

Individual transfer and departure from Zurich Airport

Hotel Seidenhof Sihlstr. 9
8021 Zurich
+41 (0)44 228 75 75

Saturday, May 8th

Individual transfer and departure from Zurich Airport
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