Solartech Industry Connect 2018

Swiss solartech experts set out to explore innovations and connections in India’s solar industry!

Event Details


New Delhi


January 22, 2018 2:30 am - January 25, 2018 11:30 am

Meet the Swiss delegates in


22 January, 2018 – 16:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs


24 January, 2018 – 16:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs

25 January, 2018 – 16:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs

To book an appointment, write to Gaganjot Kaur –


The Solartech India Industry Connect includes representatives from Swiss federal institutes, University of Applied sciences and startups –

  • Solar technology experts from ETH Zurich, CSEM and ZHAW running scientific labs and supporting university spin offs, who wish to explore partnerships in research, exchange of experts and technology transfer
  • Startups Insolight  & Sunredox that are interested in tech licensing and exploring knowledge exchange

Envisaged Outcomes

This initiative aims at exploring research collaboration and tech licensing opportunities between Swiss solartech experts and startups and Indian solar companies (solar manufacturers, solar installers & manufacturers of technical lightning) in the following segments: 

1. Innovation & technology for increasing efficiency of solar cells
2. Development of low cost and efficient energy storage technologies
3. Seeking advanced engineering know-how in solar technology

Get to know the Swiss Solartech Delegates


Dr. Alet has been with CSEM since 2013 as a senior R&D engineer, project manager and now, as a senior expert. He coordinates the Energy systems research activity at CSEM, whose core topics are digitalization, distributed control, and electricity storage.  His interests include - Identifing opportunities and start concrete actions for collaboration with Indian Solar companies in particular in the fields of: 1. Crystalline silicon cell and module manufacturing 2. Data analytics for operations and maintenance 3. Energy management of PV+storage microgrids
Dr Pierre Jean Alet
Dr. Baumgartner has been the Professor of Renewable Energy at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Science School of Engineering since 2008 and head of the Photovoltaic sector within the ZHAW Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid‐Engineering. His interests include - a) establishing contact with the relevant technical universities in PV Systems and b) searching for industrial partners for cable based PV mounting
Dr. Franz Baumgartner
Dr Furler is the founder of the ETH spin-off Sunredox. The company develops solar chemical technologies for the production of solar fuels from carbon dioxide and water. Within ETH Zurich, he is part of the Professorship of Renewable Energy Carriers (PREC). His interests include - a) learning about the interest and willingness of Indian companies to invest in R&D activities and commercial projects in the field of concentrated solar technologies, b) learning about the R&D activities in India in the field of Solar Chemistry and high-temperature solar applications, c) learning about governmental support schemes for renewable energy technologies, and specifically for solar technologies and d) establishing contacts to companies, R&D institutions, and governmental bodies for establishing collaborations or projects in the field of solar chemistry on a research or commercial basis.
Dr Philip Furler
Mr. Coulot is responsible for supervising the execution and defining the strategy of Insolight. Insolight is building solar panels with double the efficiency, to make solar energy more affordable. It has built world’s most efficient flat panel using planar optical micro-tracking, and allows to concentrate sunlight in a standard flat panel frame. His Interests include - a) meeting solar manufacturing & installer companies in India to evaluate interest in Insolight technology and b) meeting technical lighting manufacturers to determine potential in this secondary market.
Mr. Laurent Coulot