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Materials for Sustainability - Material Science as an Essential Tool for a Greener Future


Event details

Date and time 16.10.2019 16:0020:00  
Place and room
Speaker Michael Grätzel - Professor at Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL, David Schuppiser - Chief Business Offices at Insolight, Gnanli Landrou - CEO and Founder at Oxara, Dimitrios Terzis - Co-founder and Co-inventor at Medusoil, Véronique Michaud - Professor at Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites and Associate Dean of Engineering at EPFL, Amael Cohades - Co-founder of CompPair, Leo Duhem - Talent acquisition manager at Adidas, Gianluca Paglia - Project manager at Act for Change Lab EPFL, Julia Binder - Deputy Vice-presidency of Innovation and Head of Tech4Impact EPFL  
Category Conferences - Seminars

Issues affecting the environment represent some of the major threats for our planet: they are constantly worsening at an unexpected pace difficult to keep up with and Its consequences are more evident and clearer everyday – humanity has to take action. In this scenario, emerging technologies for developing eco-friendly solutions in different fields are the necessary keys to invest in. Materials science stands at the base of promising strategies in different fields of outmost relevance, from energy production and storage, to biodegradable and recycling materials. 

Innovation Forum Lausanne is proud to be part of the movement towards sustainable development by carrying out its activities according to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's Annual Conference will focus on Materials for Sustainability.

The goal of the event is to bring together top scientists, entrepreneurs professional policy makers and experts from established companies to share their ideas and knowledge with the audience. We aim at raising the awareness not only on the current problems, but also on the possible solutions. In particular, we plan to introduce approaches based on new materials, recycling processes and derived technologies as the fundamental bricks to build impactful solutions.

Save your spot now with a free ticket and don't miss the opportunity to join the great network of scientists and entrepreneurs during the booth session and apéro. 

16:00 | Registration
16:20 - 16:30 | Innovation Forum Lausanne - Opening Remarks
16:30 - 17:30 | Materials for efficient photovoltaics
17:30 - 18:00 | Coffee break and booths space
18:00 - 18:30 | Materials for sustainable construction
18:30 - 19:30 | Recyclable and renewable materials
19:30 - 20:30 | Networking apero and booths space

Swiss Cleantech
Innovation Forum Lausanne

Bühler Group
EPFL Sustainable Campus
Swiss Cleantech

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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