The Polish-Swiss Innovation Day 2021

Innovative solutions to protect the environment – from improving energy efficiency to reducing resource consumption and waste

DATE: 14.10.2021

ORGANIZER: Embassy of Switzerland in Poland and Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

LOCATION: Centrum Nauki Kopernik, Warsaw

LANGUAGE: English with simultaneous translation to Polish


To mitigate climate change and to achieve a sustainable economy, we need human ingenuity. The future belongs to innovative solutions that help us reduce our environmental footprint. The future belongs to products and services that are produced with less energy and resources. The future belongs to Cleantech.

As a country with no fossil energy sources of its own and very little natural resources, Switzerland always had to be innovative. Swiss companies are coming up with novel solutions, for instance for energy efficiency, renewable energy, automation or the use of sustainable materials and processes. They are keen to share their experience with Polish partners and to learn from each other for a more sustainable future.


8:30 – 9:00 – Registration

9:00 – 9:20 – Opening remarks

  • H.E. Jürg Burri, Ambassador of Switzerland to Poland
  • Michał Stępień, President of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Agnieszka Sznyk, President of the Board INNOWO

9:20 – 10:00 – Key Note Speeches: What is the Role of the State in the Green Transformation?

  • Polish Government Representative
  • H.E. Erwin Bollinger, Ambassador and Head of delegation, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO

10:00 – 10:15 – Input 1: The Role of Technology for a More Sustainable Future: ABB’s Contribution

  • Tomasz Wolanowski, Country Head Poland, ABB

10:15 – 10:35 – Coffee break

10:35 – 11:15 – Panel Discussion I: Low-Emissions Manufacturing and Energy Solutions

  • Krzysztof Müller, Head of Market Poland, Alpiq Energy SE
  • Marcin Wasilewski, Local Division Manager, ABB
  • Magnus Willers, Owner & MD, Jobst Willers Engineering AG
  • Representative of Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)
  • Moderator: Zbigniew Kozłowski, environmental protection lawyer, DWF

11:15 – 11:30 – Input 2: Technology for a Green Future – Cleantech Solutions from Switzerland

  • David Avery, Head of Cleantech, Switzerland Global Enterprise (Swiss trade and investment promotion agency)

11:30 – 11:50 – Break

11:50 – 12:30 – Panel Discussion II: Sustainable Construction and Buildings

  • Michał Turlejski, Cluster Manager Taps, Franke Group
  • Paweł Wierzbicki, CEO, Schindler Polska
  • Radosław Palmowski, General Manager, Zehnder Polska
  • Tomasz Gutowski, Certification & Approval Manager, Sika
  • Julien Fersing, Founder of REALTY
  • Moderator: Alicja Kuczera, CEO, Polish Green Building Council

12:30 – 12:40 – Closing Remarks & Preview of the Touring Exhibition “CLEANTECH – Technology for a Green Future”

  • Pablo Padrutt, Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland
  • Ulrich Schwendimann, Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

12:40 – Networking lunch, individual visits of company booths and preview of the Embassy’s touring exhibition “CLEANTECH – Technology for a Green Future”


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