UrbanFlow at Techkriti 2016

Students from ETH Zurich will showcase their project ‘UrbanFlow’ at Techkriti, 2016, an annual international technological and entrepreneurial festival at IIT Kanpur.

Event Details


IIT Kanpur
Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016 India


March 03, 2016 2:30 am - March 06, 2016 2:30 pm

swissnex India supports Swiss universities showcase their projects at premier science and technology festivals around the country. In March 2016, swissnex India will facilitate the showcase of ‘ÚrbanFlow’, a project conceived by students of ETH Zurich at Techkriti, an annual international technological and entrepreneurial festival of IIT Kanpur.

Honeycomb is a modular system of small wind turbines specially designed for urban environments. The turbines are mounted on the roof of a building to take advantage of larger wind speeds.

Honeycomb was designed to tackle issues with fast paced growth of cities. As the cities grow and become gigantic, they have to stay worth living!  There are enormous challenges for the cities of tomorrow, for example to cope with a growing population with a constantly rising living standard. The wind turbine Honeycomb and its outstanding design gives an example of how to contribute to the ideal of a green, sustainable and wealthy metropolis.

The project will be represented by two students from ETH Zurich.


Paul Westermann is currently studying mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich focusing on controls. Within the project UrbanFlow he developed the aerodynamic and structural design of the wind turbine blades
Paul Westermann
Lukas Kündig is currently part of the Institute of Energy Technology of ETH Zurich and within the project UrbanFlow project, he is responsible for manufacturing.
Lukas Kündig


To know more, visit http://www.urbanflow.ethz.ch/