PROGRAMME

Symposium + Opening of Energy Exhibition, incl. Apéro

Monday, 5 December 2022, ETH Main Building

The Symposium takes place in the ETH Main Building in the Audimax. Prior registration is necessary. The Symposium takes place in German and English with simultaneous translation. The Symposium will be broadcast live. Michael Sokoll will lead through the event.

13.55h

Net-zero energy system scenarios for Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Russell McKenna, Energy Systems Analysis, ETH Zurich and Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis, PSI

14.15h

Saving or producing? The role of buildings in the energy transition

Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter, Architecture and Building Systems, ETH Zurich

14.35h

The role of negative emission technologies until 2050

Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti, Separation Processes, ETH Zurich

14.55h

From gas supplier to provider of energy solutions

Ruth Happersberger, Executive Board at Energie 360° AG

15.05h

Discussion

Prof. Dr. Russell McKenna, ETH Zurich/PSI

Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter, ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti, ETH Zurich

Ruth Happersberger, Energie 360° AG

15.30h

Break

16.00h

Sector Coupling & Flexibility – key enablers for a future energy system

Prof. Dr. André Bardow, Energy and Process Systems Engineering, ETH Zurich

16.20h

Operating a secure grid infrastructure for the sustainable energy future

Kaja Hollstein, Head of Operations Services at Swissgrid

16.40h

Pathways to decarbonization and net-zero – technology options for a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply

Christian Verhoeven, CTO at GE Switzerland

16.50h

Challenges and solutions to finance green hydrogen projects

Dr. Rene Cotting, Chief Financial Officer, Smartenergy

17.00h

Discussion

Prof. Dr. André Bardow, ETH Zurich

Kaja Hollstein, Swissgrid

Christian Verhoeven, GE Switzerland

Christian Pho Duc, Smartenergy

17.25h

Final words

Dr. Christian Schaffner, Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich

17.30h

End of Symposium, Transfer to ETH Main Hall

18.00h

Opening of Energy Exhibition, incl. Apéro

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Hug, ETH Zurich

Martin Ettlinger, Museum of Transport Lucerne

Energy Sprint: The Future Electricity System Needs Flexibility: Can Commercial Buildings help?

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, Empa Dübendorf

What is the Energy Sprint?

During the Energy Sprint, participants will explore the not-​yet-solved problems on a path towards a more sustainable energy system. We will guide you through a Design Thinking Process to come up with creative ideas and ultimately a concept to tackle the challenges ahead of us.

Hear from the industry partner Siemens about real industry challenges. The mix of people from different backgrounds, the opportunity to be creative or even a little bit crazy and the relevance of the topic will make this an amazing experience. In one day, you will understand an industry challenge, form teams, define a relevant problem and then develop, prototype and pitch a solution.

Industry Partner of the Energy Sprint 2022: Siemens

Who can participate?

The Energy Sprint is an event that is aimed at Masters and Doctoral students. The selection of the participants is very competitive and is made by an expert jury. The Energy Sprint will be held in English.

What are the prizes for the best pitches?

In addition to the gained experience and the support you receive from the facilitators and the energy experts during the day, the winning team of the jury prize will receive CHF 3’000 in the form of the “ESC Start-Up Ticket” when participating in Venture Kick.

The winning team of the peer-to-peer award will be offered a slot at the Science Policy Panel of the Energy Week @ ETH in order to present their idea to a large audience. The Science Policy Panel takes place on Friday, 9 December 2022, 16:00h-19:00h.

08:00h

Arrival and Welcome at NEST, Empa Dübendorf

08:30h

Start of the Energy Sprint 2022

09:00h

Presentation of the Challenge of the Day by Siemens

09:20h

Kick-off Design Thinking Process

12:00h

Lunch Break

13:00h

Design Thinking Process, part 2

17:00h

Pitching Session

17:45h

Award Ceremony and Apéro

Focus Dialogues

Wednesday and Thursday, 7-8 December 2022, online (Zoom)

The Focus Dialogues will take place online. The Zoom link will be shared a few days before the event with registered participants.

The Focus Dialogues on “Buildings”, “Scenarios Electricity Supply”, “Investments” and “Infrastructure” take place in German, the Focus Dialogue on “AI and Decentralised Energy Flexibility” takes place in English.

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

16:00h – 17:00h

Buildings

Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Adrian Altenburger, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Christian Frey, Siemens

Dr. Danielle Griego, ETH Zurich

Moderation: Lea Rüfenacht, ETH Zurich

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

17:00h – 18:00h

Scenarios Electricity Supply

Speakers:

Michael Frank, VSE

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Hug, ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. Russell McKenna, ETH Zurich and PSI

Moderation: Dr. Gianfranco Guidati, ETH Zurich

Thursday, 8 December 2022

16:00h – 17:00h

Investments

Speakers:

Caterina Mattle, Energy Infrastructure Partner

Dr. Jonas Savelsberg, ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. Bjarne Steffen, ETH Zurich

Moderation: Dr. Marius Schwarz, ETH Zurich

Thursday, 8 December 2022

17:00h – 18:00h

Infrastructure

Speakers:

Daniel Guyot, General Electric (Switzerland)

Prof. Dr. Marco Mazzotti, ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sansavini, ETH Zurich

Moderation: Dr. Kirsten Oswald, ETH Zurich

Thursday, 8 December 2022

18:00h – 19:00h

AI and Decentralised Energy Flexibility

Speakers:

Ben Bowler,  Lucern University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Dr. Roberto Castello, EPFL and Swiss Data Science Centre

Till Richter, Aliunid

Moderation: Gianluca Mancini, Master in Energy Science and Technology, ETH Zürich

This Focus Dialogue is co-organised with the Analytics Club at ETH Zurich.

Science Policy Panel + Closing of the Energy Exhibition, incl. Apéro

Friday, 9 December 2022, ETH Main Building

The panel will take place in German (no translation provided) in the ETH Main Building in the Audimax. Prior registration is necessary. No live broadcast will be available.

16.00h

Welcome

Dr. Benedikt Knüsel, Science-Policy Interface, ETH Zurich

16.05h

Presentation of “Best Cases” from the Energy Sprint and the ESC initiative “Energy Now!

Groups from the Energy Sprint + “Energy Now!”

16.20h

Lessons Learned from the Energy Week @ ETH 2022

Dr. Benedikt Knüsel, Science-Policy Interface, ETH Zurich

16.30h

Science Policy Panel

Prof. Gabriela Hug, Power Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich

Prof. Anthony Patt, Climate Policy, ETH Zurich

Dr. Pascal Previdoli, Deputy Director, Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Gabriela Suter, National Council, Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SP)

Moderation: Dr. Benedikt Knüsel, Science-Policy Interface, ETH Zurich

17.30h

Final words

Dr. Christian Schaffner, Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich

17.35h

End of Science Policy Panel, Transfer to ETH Main Hall

17.45h

Apéro in the Energy Exhibition

Note about photography

Visitors should note that audio recordings, photographs, films or video recordings of them in person may be made throughout the duration of the event or in connection with it, and they agree that such material may be used without financial compensation and/or without restrictions as to time or place.

The Energy Week @ ETH 2022 is kindly supported by the following partners: