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The fifth edition of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days will take place in the French-speaking part of Switzerland - the "Romandie" - from August 19 to August 22, 2018.
Join us on a energy tour through one of the most innovative and at the same time picture-perfect regions of Switzerland. A few highlights: Geneva, the largest city in the French-speaking part, hosts a very large concentration of international organizations. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, the CERN, is located here. And the city has a pioneering approach in its energy policy, aiming at zero CO2 emissions and 100% renewable energy in 2050. Lake Geneva is Western Europe's largest lake and the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais are the biggest wine-producing regions in Switzerland. In the Valais mountains you can find some of the largest and most impressive dams in the world. Lausanne hosts not only the University of Lausanne but also the EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The CSEM, a national research and innovation center which is very active in the energy field, is located in Neuchâtel. In Fribourg, the innovation district blueFACTORY is currently being set up. The French-speaking part of Switzerland is indeed a hotspot for energy innovation. This is also demonstrated by the fact, that students from the EPFL, the School of Engeneering and Architecture of Fribourg, the Geneva School of Art and Design and the University of Fribourg have won the 2017 edition of the Solar Decathlon in Denver, an academic competition awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
We are currently working hard to put together the program of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days 2018. More information will be available in February 2018. Please contact us, if you have any suggestions concerning speakers, sites or collaborations.