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Upcoming Events

Yearendevent 2023

When: 11. December 2023

Where: Office LAB Rieterpark, Zürich

About: Join us in celebrating a successful 2023 with the Future City Alliance, idea teams, and partners! We'll share updates on current developments, showcase success stories from our idea teams, and provide a platform for networking over drinks at the event. Don't miss out—your participation is eagerly awaited! -> Click on the picture to register

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Past Events

Climathon Zürich 2023

When: 27. & 28 October 2023

Where: Kraftwerk Zürich

About: What a success! We're thrilled to have been a part of such a dynamic gathering, and we can't wait to witness the incredible journey ahead for all the projects that were showcased. The enthusiasm and dedication on display have set the bar high, and we're confident that these projects are destined for success. Let's keep the momentum going! 


National Open Innovation Camp

When: 6.- 8. September 2023

Where: Winterthur

About: The National Open Innovation Camp 2023 was organised by the City of Winterthur in collaboration with the Association Energy Living Lab, the Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities, the Innovation Booster Applied Circular Sustainability, the Innovation Booster Energy Lab, the Innovation Booster Swiss Food Research, the ZHAW and the SWEET Lantern. It was part of the Swiss green economy symposium which took place simultaneously in winterthur.

On the first day our innovation Teams had their final presentations in the morning. Congratulations to all teams for their great pitches! On the second day, there were interactive sessions and joint activities to create opportunities for collaboration between communities. What an exciting event it was!


Workshop @innoarchitects

When: 17. August 2023

Where: Bern, innoarchitects

About: What an incredible journey we embarked upon during our Workshop. Guided by Stefano Micali, the workshop focused on pivotal challenges for early stage Innovation Teams, such as assembling the Right Team and aligning with a Desirable Market. Each group's individual needs and stories were taken into account, facilitating highly personalized coaching. This has generated a lot of added value. We concluded the day with a reflective session, allowing us to consolidate the valuable insights acquired throughout the event. Teams gained insights into crucial hurdles and received tools to navigate these challenges effectively.


Pitching Event @SmartImmo Congress

When: 15. June 2023

Where: Spreitenbach, Office Lab

About: At SmartImmo congress the pitching of our innovation teams from Call 2 took place. With these pitches the teams have successfully completed the Project Fabric phase of the Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities program. The daily winners of the pitching event were: fountain and verte. These two teams had the opportunity to present their projects to the entire Smartimmo audience and got a little present. We also announced the teams which were choosen from an expert jury to pass Gate 2 of our Innovation Booster. Which means that they get another 8'000 CHF. Congratulations to this achievment to fountain, ReturnBox, and Promoting local electricity communities in Ski Resorts.

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Feel & Shape the Smart City Challenges @ SmartSuisse

When: March 29, 2023, 16:00-18:00

Where: Congress Center Basel

About: We went on an immersive journey through time into the city of the future. This was achieved with the support of "die Impronauten". Together we got to know the Swiss inhabitants in the year 2050 and faced urgent questions about the future economic system, our political administration and environmental issues in order to shape the Swiss Smart City of the future.With the insights we gained we will define the challenges for the next call for ideas for the Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities. We enjoyed the Smart Suisse atmosphere as an inspiring surrounding and got to network with like-minded people.

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Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities Year-End-Event
Wann: 13. Dezember 2022, 17.00 Uhr

Wo: Basler Park, Baslerstrasse 60, 8048 Zürich


  • Retrospective of first year highlights of the Innovation Booster

  • Pitching of funded ideas and communication on further funding

  • Apéro with Innovation Booster Partners and Smart City Alliance

Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities goes SGES 
When: 08. September 2022

Where: Swiss Green Economy Symposium in Winterthur (More infos)

About: Innovation doesn't happen just like that and the challenges of the future cannot be solved by individual stakeholders alone. The transdisciplinary co-creation approach brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, administrators, scientists and citizens to foster radical innovation through a structured approach. The ideas are intended to a value for Smart Cities of the future.

National Open Innovation Camp

When: 18.-20. September 2022

Where: Lugano (More Info and Sign up)

About: The National Open Innovation Camp 2022 will connect the Open Innovation actors in Switzerland through the Swiss Network of Living Labs and Swiss Smart Cities. The aim is to exchange best practices and tools around the topics of Open Innovation and connect with fellow innovators. The IB Swiss Smart Cities will activate the Italian speaking network with a dedicated innovation workshop on Tuesday morning moderated by innovation coach Jean-Philippe Hagmann.

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Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities @ Davos Digital Forum

When: 22.-23. September 2022

Where: Davos (More infos)

About: The Davos Digital Forum brings together Smart City enthusiasts in a beautiful surrounding. We use this setting to go the next steps with our funded teams. An innovation coaching, pitching crashcourse and the experience exchange with the other teams will help them to further develop their ideas.

In the evening, during the pitching session the teams receive valuable feedback and have the chance to network with future collaborators.

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Smart City Hackathon Wetzikon 
When: 24. & 25. Juni

Where: Kronensaal Wetzikon

About: Die Herausforderungen unserer Zeit machen vor unseren Städten keinen Halt. Willst du die Stadt der Zukunft mitgestalten? Nimm am Smart City Hackathon teil und entwickle in interdisziplinären Teams neue digitale Lösungen für die Stadt Wetzikon innerhalb von 32 Stunden! Mehr Informationen

Der Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities unterstützt diesen Event als Partner.

Make-a-thon  - Help shape the Swiss Smart Cities of Tomorrow!

When: 06. April 2022; 4-8 pm

Where: Basler Park, Baslerstrasse 60, 8048 Zürich

Topics: Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart People