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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


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


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


Sustainable Campus
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)


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


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


Transfer by private bus to Zurich

Free afternoon – Time to enjoy the city of Zurich


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

12:00 – 12:30

Transfer or short ride with electric bicycles to a farm


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

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


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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