On October 16th 2019, from 16h00 to 20h30, Innovation Forum Lausanne will host its Annual Conference at EPFL (CO1 Auditorium) to bring the attention of its varied and broad audience on Materials for Sustainability. This event will highlight how Materials Science is building the fundamental bricks for a more sustainable and greener future. From photovoltaics to construction and recycling, the invited speakers will tackle diverse issues and the high-impact solutions they developed to solve them.
In September 2015 an historic United Nations Summit gathered Heads of State and Government together with high-level leaders from business and civil society to jointly commit to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Innovation Forum Lausanne is proud to be part of the movement towards sustainable development by carrying out its activities according to the 17 SDGs. With this in vision, this year edition of Innovation Forum Lausanne 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 high-impact solutions.
Save your spot now with a free ticket! Don't miss the opportunity to join the great network of scientists and entrepreneurs during the booth session and apéro.
Welcome by Innovation Forum Lausanne
Materials for Efficient Photovoltaics
Prof. Michael Grätzel – Keynote
David Schuppisser – Next-Gen high-efficiency commercial Photovoltaics
Franz-Josef Haug – Photovoltaics technology transfer
Coffee break, booth session
Materials for Sustainable Construction
Gnali Landrou – Sustainable construction in the market
Dimitrios Terzis – Ground bio-stabilization technology environmentally friendly
Recyclable and Renewable Materials
Prof. Véronique Michaud – TBA
Amaël Cohades – Self-healing composites
Leo Duham – Shoes from recycled plastic from the Ocean
Gianluca Paglia & Julia Binder – Sustainability at EPFL
Closing remarks by Innovation Forum Lausanne
Light apéro dinner, networking and booth session
He is responsible for Insolight business strategy and leads Business development and technology transfer partnerships
Specialized in solar cells, he is Senior Lecturer and Scientist at EPFL and represents EPFL's teaching staff at the Council of the Engineering Faculty
Holding a PhD in Economics, her research focused on sustainable and social entrepreneurship and became the Tech4Impact Project in June 2018
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
16:00 – 20:30 (GMT)