India’s energy sector is all set to boom with ambitious targets and the aggressive growth approach of the Indian government. Cleantech Week India 2018 takes a closer look at this market, its growth, opportunities and potential through a one week market exploration program designed by swissnex.
Through one-on-one visits with key industry players, sessions by sector experts, B2B meetings, and a renewable energy conference with the largest gathering of energy experts; we look forward to building a strong network of professionals within this domain and showcase Swiss excellence in renewable energy.
Meet the Swiss energy experts in –
Bangalore, December 10th, 2018 – 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
or visit the Swiss Pavilion at Intersolar conference on December 11th & 12th, 2018
Pune, December 13th, 2018 – 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
Mumbai, December 14th, 2018 – 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org to fix a meeting slot.
Know more about the experts you want to meet –
Dr. Kostiantyn Kravchyk, is the senior researcher in the Functional Inorganic Materials Group at ETH Zürich / Empa Dübendorf. His current research interests include new electrochemical energy storage concepts and novel nanostructured materials for Li-ion, Na-ion, Mg-ion and Al-ion batteries. In total, he has co-authored over 40 publications and presented his research at over 20 international conferences and university seminars. He works as part of ETH Zurich (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences) and Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology).
Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to establish personal contacts with researchers from Indian academic/ business institutions.
Dr. Kostiantyn Kravchyk
Research fellow ETH Zurich and Empa
Romain Jean-Christophe Dubey is an experienced Doctoral Researcher in the field of electrochemistry with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. The mainstay of his research is on traditional lithium-ion battery electrodeengineering, inventing new materials for sodium & magnesium-ion batteries and dual-ion batteries. He is part of ETH Zurich (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences) and Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology).Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to network with researchers from Indian academic/ business institutions.
Romain Jean-Christophe Dubey
Doctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich and Empa
Dr. Alejandro Santis is from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, is Head of Projects at the BFH-Energy Storage Research Centre, where he is performing R&D on electrochemical energy storage solutions for stationary and mobile applications. Dr. Santis is a chemical engineer from TU Graz, Austria, with a promotion in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has been working on energy-related topics ranging from photovoltaics, energy storage, fuel cells and hydrocarbon fuels for over 10 years.He belongs to Bern University of Applied Sciences: BFH-Energy Storage Research Centre is involved in R&D on the integration of energy conversion and storage technologies. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to network, explore R&D project opportunities and also to get acquainted with India's energy landscape & energy storage demands (for PV and E-Mobility expansion).
Dr. Alejandro Santis
Head of Projects at the BFH-Energy Storage Research Centre
Patrick Stadelmann is a Research Scientist at Empa, laboratory of automotive powertrain technologies, for the future mobility demonstrator. Empa is a public research and service institution for materials sciences and technology. Together with partners from industry, Empa turns research results into marketable innovations. Patrick is involved in several research project which are working towards developing renewable fuels for mobility applications. His additional responsibilities include co-ordination and work package leader for the eHF project, in which he analyses the temperature rise within vehicle tanks during fast refueling of hydrogen by means of measurements and CFD simulations. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to networking and to explore opportunities for various academic collaborations.
Research scientist at Empa
David Lambelet is an engineer in microengineering, passionate about cleantech and after some experiences in photovoltaic & battery research, he co-founded hiLyte to tackle challenges linked to energy access and clean energy education. hiLyte is developing innovative energy solution for off-grid areas in Emerging Countries as well as State-of-the-Art energy educational kits for schools worldwide
Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to Networking, meeting potential partners and explore more of the cleantech industry in India.
Cofounder, CEO, Hylite Power
Dr.Sylvain Lemofouet is the co-founder and CEO of Enairys Powertech Ltd, a start-up of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), who develops clean energy storage and management solutions based on compressed air. The patented technology behind Enairys’ products evolved from his PhD studies at EPFL in 2006. He was also a teacher in technical high school and universities, and also as an industrial consultant in Cameroon. He has received many scientific and entrepreneurial awards for HyPES technology. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to 1) finding Investors willing to support financially the industrialization and commercialization of our innovative products 2) finding Indian strategic industrial and/or commercial partners to produce and market our products in India. 3) Also, to validate the market in India: understand the Indian energy storage market better; identify the right niches and define the best strategy to successfully introduce our products.
Co-founder & Chairman / Enairys Powertech Ltd
Dr.Martin Ebner is the CEO of Battrion. He founded his company in 2015 out of ETH Zurich based on technology developed at ETH, studied electrical and mechanical engineering at ETH, technology tested by several stakeholders, market entry upcoming, daily interaction with overseas companies (china, japan, korea, USA). Battrion is a Swiss spin-off of ETH Zurich and works closely with the Laboratory for Nanoelectronics at ETH. Battrion develops and markets innovative fabrication technologies for lithium ion batteries aimed at increasing the charging speed of high energy density cells. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to identify Indian partners interested in adopting Battrion aligned graphite technology and/or joint battery development. He also looks forward to explore the Indian battery industry and supply chain, identify key players and key advantages/drawbacks of doing business in India and to test market introduction hypothesis & collect feedback from Indian stakeholders.
CEO and President / Battrion
Dr. Pankaj Agarwal is a cleantech expert, entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years’ experience in financing, business development and commercialization of new technologies and innovation. His recent ventures combine innovative business models with solar PV, wind energy, energy storage and smart grids to deliver Smart Energy and e-mobility. He is a member of Business Angels Club, Liechtenstein.
He is also the founder and CEO of Panitek Power AG, an investment firm, based in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and India and active in the field of cleantech, new materials and deployment of new and sustainable technologies worldwide.
CEO and Founder, Panitek Power AG
Florian Kind is a specialist and enthusiast in the field of clean and sustainable technologies, especially in e-mobility and comes with more than ten years of experience in engineering and project management. Since this year he has been working for Panitek Power as VP Technology focusing on innovative solutions to be disseminated through interesting projects in India. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to strengthening his network and look at providing potential customers to technical leaders and find innovative business models to successfully commercialize in emerging markets. Also he believes that the Cleantech Week offers excellent possibilities to establish, promote and support new relations providing interfaces for Swiss companies to India.
VP Technology, Panitek Power AG
Govinda Upadhyay is the founder of LEDsafari. LEDsafari is a clean-tech social start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland that develops innovative digital products to help solar companies and organisations to manage their staff and assets. Govinda is on the Forbes 30under30 list for his work in energy access domain. He is also backed by the EIT (EU) CHANGE AWARD 2015, and Finalist at Forbes 2015 “Change the world” award for the work in LEDsafari. He is on the list of Asia 21 Young leaders 2016. He has done three years of research in sustainable city planning in EPF Lausanne, a Masters in sustainable technology from TU Eindhoven and KTH Sweden. He did his Masters in physics and Bachelor of engineering in electronics and electrical from BITS Pilani, Goa campus, India.
CEO, LED Safari
Sami Najjar is the CEO and founder of Stignergy SA. He was also the Ra&D Engineer and Project Manager at Cable & Wireless (Switzerland) and in the eMbedded Information Systems Institute (MIS) of Height School of Management and Engineering Vaud – Switzerland (HEIG-VD). He was also the founder of Keycom SA 2009-2012. Through the Cleantech Week in India Stignergy looks forward to find appropriate distribution partners in India for its technology and solutions to find potential customers in all sectors and drive sales of Stignergy's Smart Energy Management System and provide installation and after-sales service to customers.
CEO, Stignergy AG
Remo Ritzmann, graduated in Electronics from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland in 2009. Since 2008 he has been working together with Karunakarya, an NGO in the education sector of India. At Karunakarya he came across lots of used lead acid batteries from cars, trucks and UPS Systems and came up with the idea to put them in racks for solar-energy storage. Now he is building a product called patchwork energy storage which is capable of using big, small, old and new lead acid batteries for energy storage in buildings (even works with new lithium batteries).And now he even plan’s to build a recycling point at Karunakarya in Eraiyur, Tamil Nadu. Through the Cleantech Week in India he looks forward to getting in contact with various suppliers and distribution channels.
RINO Electronics AG
Philippe Muller is the Head of Cleantech at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). Together with his team he leads the development of Cleantech activities including the knowledge transfer between the relevant stakeholders: federal administration, federal research institutes, SMI’s and industry. Other activities in this context focus on monitoring the current situation of the cleantech sector in Switzerland and supporting export promotion for Swiss cleantech companies. He is also in charge of the federal program for pilot and demonstration projects in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency. Before he joined SFOE, he was a board member of a Swiss utility company, where he was responsible for the business unit electricity production and charged by the board to develop and implement the strategy of international energy production in the field of renewable energies. He was a member of various boards of startups and small companies active in the energy sector. Philippe Müller holds a Master of Engineering and also a Master of Economics from the University of Geneva.
Head of Cleantech, SFOE
Dr. Pierluigi Bonomo completed his Eng.M.Sc. from University of L'Aquila in Building/Engineering-Architecture and also holds a Ph.D. in Building Engineering-Architecture at University of Pavia. One of the main topics of research is, within the field of architectural technology and energy efficiency in buildings, BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) with particular attention to the relation between technological innovation of the building skin and architectural language. Since 2013 he works for the Swiss BIPV Competence Centre at SUPSI and he is involved in federal and European research projects on BIPV. Through the Cleantech Week in India, he looks forward to have a knowledge exchange in the field of solar energy in construction sector and, in detail, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), by presenting the Swiss best practices and context in research and real/applied projects of solar buildings as a model for technological, economic and energy feasibility which can be replicated. Moreover, he wants to explore opportunities for academic collaborations, consultancy projects, joint product development in this field. Connecting with people and institutions for successful interactions and follow-ups.
Dr. Peirluigi Bonomo
Researcher- Head of BIPV building skin team
Merla Kubli is a PostDoc researcher at the University of St. Gallen. Her research focuses on the
emergence and diffusion of decentralized energy solutions around PV, batteries and electric mobility.
She has applied dynamics simulation models capturing the long-term value creation of the business
models that she investigates, as well as customer preference elicitation with choice experiment. Her
research strongly focuses on the customer perspective and its interaction with the business/ investors
from a socio-economic perspective.
Researcher, University of St. Gallen.