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Join us at the Energy Now! 2.0 Impact Accelerator Final Event.

Hosted in collaboration with ETH Zurich and ewz during the Energy Week @ ETH 2023.

Are you curious about the future of the energy transition? Eager to witness creative solutions? Energy Now! 2.0 is an Impact Accelerator from ETH that has been empowering student groups to immerse themselves in these real-world energy challenges. The students have been crafting innovative solutions under the guidance of mentors from leading industry partners such as Swissgrid, BKW, vbz, Siemens, Ahoy-Hoy, ShareP Tiko and ewz.

Come listen to what they’ve come up with and vote for your favorite solution!

Challenges will include:

  • Visualizing energy flexibility for different stakeholders 
  • Energy savings tool for public transport
  • Opportunity costs of ancillary services in Switzerland
  • Billing problem of bidirectional EV-Charging

Highlights of the evening:

  • Keynote by Dr. Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of the Energy Science Center at ETH Zurich.
  • Keynote by Dr. Marina Gonzalez Vaya, Head of New Technology at Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ).
  • Learn about the challenges of the transition and how students think we can address them.
  • An opportunity for you to participate in the “People’s Choice” award, where you get to cast your vote for the most promising idea.

Join the celebration:

The event will be followed by an informal apéro, fostering networking and conversations among like-minded individuals passionate about energy innovation and sustainability.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to witness the energy solutions of tomorrow and be part of the movement towards the energy transition.

Together, let’s shape the energy landscape of the future!

EnergyNow! 2.0 is kindly supported by David Wallerstein.


18:00 – 18:30


18:30 – 18:40

Welcome by GreenBuzz and ewz

18:40 – 18:50

Keynote by Dr. Marina Gonzalez Vaya

18:50 – 19:00

Keynote by Dr. Christian Schaffner

19:00 – 19:35

Quick pitches, 4 mins per team and 1 min change x 4 teams and Q&A

19:35 – 20:00

Quick pitches, 4 mins per team and 1 min change x 3 teams and Q&A

20:00 – 20:15

Presentation of the Jury awards followed by Audience award 

20:15 – 21:30

Apéro and buzzing in small discussion groups