Watt d'Or 2014

Special Events

Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days in Boston

The attendees and panelists of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation days gather for a group picture with Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard. Photographer: Dave Green

The attendees and panelists of the Swiss-US Energy Innovation days gather for a group picture with Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard. Photographer: Dave Green

MIT Energy Initiative & Colloquium

July 10, 2014,  4:15-5:30pm

Speakers:

  • Doris Leuthard, Swiss Federal Councilor and Minister for Energy, Environment, Transportation and Communication
  • Lino Guzzella, Incoming President ETH Zurich
  • Alexander Wokaun, Head of the General Energy Research Department, Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Susan Hockfield, President Emerita, MIT

Location: Room 6-120, Boynton Hall, MIT

Watt d’Or Exhibition Opening Reception

July 10, 2014, 6-9pm

Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard speaks at the premiere of the Watt d'Or exhibition. Photography: Dave Green

Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard speaks at the premiere of the Watt d’Or exhibition. Photographer: Dave Green

Speakers:

  • Doris Leuthard, Swiss Federal Councilor and Minister for Energy, Environment, Transportation and Communication
  • Steve Director, Provost of Northeastern University
  • Five Watt d’Or Winners

 

US-Swiss Energy Innovation Seminar

July 11, 2014

State Senator Benjamin B. Downing delivers a keynote address at the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Seminar held Friday, July 11, 2014. Photography: Dave Green

Senator Benjamin B. Downing delivers a keynote address at the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Seminar held on Friday, July 11, 2014. Photographer: Dave Green

Speakers:

  • Doris Leuthard, Swiss Federal Councilor and Minister for Energy, Environment, Transportation and Communication
  • Steve Director, Provost of Northeastern University
  • Benjamin B. Downing, MA Senate Chairman, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
  • Lino Guzzella, President-elect of ETH Zurich
  • Richard Schmalensee , Dean Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Walter Steinmann, State Secretary for Energy, Switzerland
  • Barbara Kates-Garnick, Undersecretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts
  • Alexander Wokaun, Deputy Director, Paul Scherrer Institut
  • Anton Gunzinger, Founder, Super Computing Systems
  • David Thiel, CEO, Industrial Werke Basel
  • Donald Sadoway, Professor, MIT
  • Tom Eischen, Government Commissioner for Energy, Luxembourg
  • Tony Kaiser, President, Swiss Federal Energy Research Commission
  • Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Jennifer Rupp, Professor, ETH Zurich
  • Sanjeev Mukerjee, Professor, Northeastern University
  • Julien Bailat, Sector Head, CSEM, PV-Center
  • Tod Hynes, Lecturer, Martin Trust Center, MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Karin Ammon, Head Promotion Competence Centers for Energy SCCER, CTI
  • Maren Cattonar,  Innovation Manager for, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
  • Tiwari Ayodhya, Head, EMPA, Photovoltaic Laboratory
  • David Bradwell, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ambri
  • Dina Pomeranz, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Jim Matheson, CEO, Oasys Water
  • Pierre Alain Graf, CEO, Swissgrid
  • Peter Pauli, CEO, Meyer Burger Technology AG
  • Grant Allen, Head of Technology, ABB Technology Ventures

Preview the profiles of the Watt d’Or Swiss Energy Delegates.

Energy Brunch

July 12, 2014, 11am-2pm

This brunch celebrates the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days in Boston.

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swissnex Boston celebrates the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days. Photographer: Michelle Moesner

 

Speaker & Panelist Presentations

View the individual powerpoint presentations of the speakers and panelists that presented at the Swiss-US Energy Innovation Seminar on July 11th below.

Watt d’Or winners:

‘TED Talk’ style presentations:

Panelists:

Alumni Event: