Newsletter May 2019

Christina Marchand

The Innovation Monitor now tracks almost 600 Swiss Environment and Energy Startup

We are excited to announce that the Innovation Monitor now tracks almost 600 Swiss Environment and Energy Startup, where about 80% are still active businesses. Check out active startups by area, technology or canton on our website. The monitor is updated once a year, but new startups are added constantly. So if you don’t find a startup you know or come across a new project that might end up being a startup, please let us know or register directly at the participation page.
We are happy to help in case you need information on startups or are looking for a collaboration partner. We want to put the monitor to good use and are excited to hear your ideas.

In this newsletter, you can find:

  • Energy Startup Day 2019- save the date 31.10.19!
  • Kickstart 2019- apply by 17.05.19
  • Free tickets to Innovationsforum Mobility – 4.06.19
  • Technopark Zurich Energy & Climate group lunch- 16.05.19
  • New article - Public cooperation with startups
  • For Energy and Environment Startups- complete our survey

  • Energy Startup Day 2019 – Save the date!
    We are already in the planning for this year’s Energy and Cleantech Startup Day. Mark October 31, 2019 in your calendars and join us again at Technopark Zurich to meet Swiss and international Energy Startups, with a special focus on smart buildings, mobility and investor connections. We will inform you about application and tickets in our next newsletter.

    Kickstart 2019- apply now before 17.05.19
    Kickstart bridges the gap between later-stage startups and large Swiss organisations like corporations, universities, cities and foundations to accelerate deep tech innovation by bringing up to 50 startups to Switzerland to collaborate with key players for pilot projects and partnerships. The application phase for the 2019 edition has started – interested startups that meet the program requirements are invited to apply before 17 May 2019. The selected startups profit from various benefits such as direct access to decision-makers of the Kickstart partners, collaboration training and high-class support from advisors, experts and the Kickstart team. The Smart City & Technology Vertical focuses on smart solutions that increase the quality of living in Swiss cities and solve our partners’ innovation challenges.

    Get one of three free Startup Tickets for the Innovationsforum Mobility on June 4, 2019 in Zurich
    See the future of mobility in Switzerland in one fully packed day with a Keynote by Chinese Startup AIWAYS, Updates on the Roadmap E-Mobility, SIA2060 and CO2-goals and lessons learned from Alphabet, Energie 360°, TCS. Network with decision makers from the Swiss mobility sector. Our partners from LHI provide three free tickets for startups. Please email us ( with a few lines on your motivation to attend the event. Find further information regarding speakers and topics at:

    TPECG - Technopark Energy & Climate Group – 16.05.19
    The TPECG links startups and organizations located at Technopark Zurich and external interested parties to highlight climate, energy and sustainability topics by offering brief industry-related speeches. The lunch meeting is open for all interested parties and organized in cooperation with InfoLit and Anerdgy under the theme “Compact power electronics go outdoors”. The event will be in english with focus on applications for solar panels and wind turbines, inverters, patents and protective rights. Lunch-snacks and refreshments are offered for this free event. Please note that the number of participants is limited - first come, first served! May 16, 12:00 – 13:30, Flyer & Register here

    New article - Public sector cooperation with startups
    We have recently release an article on how startups and public administrations can work together successfully. For some cleantech startups public institutions are ideal customers, however cooperation between these two actors can be challenging, e.g. due to strong cultural differences. In addition to the study several startup CEOs describe their experiences and give advice for startups looking to address public authorites as customers. (Link to the article in French and German)

    For Energy and Environment Startups- complete our survey
    Currently we are running our annual startup survey which goes out to the 450+ startups registered in the Innovation Monitor. If you are an energy and environment startup, check your inbox for our invitation to the survey and participate to make your voice heard by support programmes and the Federal Offices of Energy and the Environment. 80 startups have already completed the survey, and we are hoping to get to 100! The survey is available in English, French and German. If you don't find the invitation mail or have any questions, please get in touch with Christina:

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