Partnering for High-Tech Innovation in Energy
EPFL Innovation Park, Cleantech Alps and Innosuisse bring to you Tech4Growth Energy on 3-4 November, 2022 connecting start-up founders, corporate innovators as well as academic professors to learn about collaboration models and best practices.
The future belongs to products and services that can be made using less energy and commodities. Swiss academic research institutes and companies have been acting as strong players particularly in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, automation and control, mobility, water, and wastewater as well as waste management and the use of new types of materials to drive the energy industry forward.
Join the leaders from the Swiss Energy ecosystem for 2 content packed days where you can hear from key players to share their experience about how to build win-win Start-up-Corporate-Academic partnerships to address challenges in the Energy sector.
Stay tuned for more information soon on speakers and agenda!
- Build a strong business network in the Energy sector
- Learn from your peers and design future solutions through collaboration
- Identify new opportunities of innovation
- Walk away with suggestions and approaches for your next partnership plan through highly interactive in person sessions
About EPFL Innovation Park
EPFL Innovation Park is the major innovation hub in Western Switzerland. It actively develops programs to help high tech start-ups to scale and corporations to accelerate their innovation. Operating in the frontiers of cutting-edge technologies and new businesses for 30 years, it has established a strong track record in bringing high tech start-ups to success. Tech4Growth is part of its executive programs, becoming one of the networking event series of the Swiss Innovation Agency.
This workshops series is for high tech start-up founders, corporate senior executives and university professors / and senior scientists active in Industry 4.0 sector to ensure relevant collaboration and exchanges (no service providers). Seats are limited and priority access will be given to the mentioned profiles, as we would like the exchanges and collaborations during the workshops to be as meaningful as possible to all participants.
|PARTNER TO ACCELERATE ENERGY INNOVATION||Speakers|
8:30 - 18:00
|Key benefits and challenges and experience sharing.
Deep dive Commercial Partnership and Technology Co-Development.
|Lan Zuo-Gillet, EPFL Innovation Park
|INTEGRATION & FUTURE COLLABORATION||Speakers|
08:30 - 17:00
|Deep dive Corporate Venture Fund and M&A
Peer-2-peer: Key Learnings and Working out your partnership plan
Lan Zuo Gillet is the Deputy Managing Director of EPFL Innovation Park and an Expert of Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency. She has 23 years of hands-on professional experience in industry as well as in the ecosystem of innovation & entrepreneurship.
Lan started her career at R&D department of Rolex, in charge of creating new computer aided design and optimisation tools in the product development process. She was later appointed as Head of Operational Planning at Pictet, working closely with a startup to design, develop and implement a management information system for group operation control. As the Managing Director of Geneva Creativity Center, she connected large corporations, SMEs, startups and researchers to initiate innovative joint R&D projects.
Currently at EPFL Innovation Park, she is leading entrepreneurship training and acceleration programs and is helping startups to establish business partnership with large corporations. Lan has a PhD degree from EPFL, an MBA from HEC Lausanne and postdoctoral applied research experience at Stanford University.
Nicolas Loeillot is a senior technology entrepreneur and investor. Back in 2003, he founded a computer vision company in Japan. Pioneering in A.I. applications, his company served hundreds of projects with large companies in Japan, Asia and the US before being acquired by a GAFA in 2017.
Since 2010, he chairs the Tokyo Interaction Center, a privately-owned incubator in central Tokyo, focused on early stage deep technology start-ups. In 2018, Nicolas Loeillot joined the Swiss health insurer Groupe Mutuel as Chief Innovation Officer to setup an innovation strategy, accelerate deployments of A.I. and craft a data-driven, prevention-focused future of the company. In 2021 he joins InnoSuisse as Expert for a 4-year mandate.
Massimo Lucchina is a Senior Executive with large experience in High Tech, Internet and Telecom sector; currently at CySec as VP Corporate Business Development, Strategic Alliance Member of the Innovation Council at Innosuisse and Advisory Board Member at Bugsolutely.
Previously Massimo was at Samsung as Chief Strategy Officer and overlooking M&A activities in Europe for 4+ years and Cisco Systems for 22+ years where he had sales and channel responsibility, Corporate Innovation leader with the Technology Center, member of VoIP team to deliver 1st product on market, initiated M&A office in Europe to deliver 12 acquisitions and Head of Cisco System International in Rolle and EPFL.
Prior to Cisco he worked for Telecom Italia and for the European Space Agency. Massimo holds MsC in Electrical/Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
Raphael Rollier develops and promotes digital innovation and transformation. He is currently in charge of Innovation and Product Management at Swisstopo, working on topics such as geolocalisation and data science in the field of geoinformation. Previously, in co-creation with several cities, he created a “Smart Data” tool, which turns billions of data generated by the mobile phone network into anonymized and aggregated traffic indicators. Raphael has 13 years of international marketing&sales and general management experience, having worked for Nokia. Member of the Venture Kick jury, Raphael has developed a mentoring program for start-ups at the EPFL, where he obtained a master’s in micro engineering. He also writes about the digital economy at LeTemps webpage
Lan Zuo Gillet
Deputy managing Director EPFL Innovation Park
Member of Innovation Council
Head of Innovation and Product Management
EPFL Innovation Park