Applied Innovation Day

    March 8 | Hotel Five | Zurich, Switzerland

    All experts, all in one place

    Developments around Generative AI, digitization, the circular economy, e-mobility, and novel food are reshaping people’s daily lives and dominating public discourse. In our interconnected world, addressing global challenges requires an integrated and sustainable approach. Innovation is crucial for societal progress and business success. However, when investing in innovation, it's easy to be swayed by buzzwords. The TSG Applied Innovation Day brings together experts in innovation and industry stakeholders interested in the key drivers and underlying technologies of today's leading applied innovations and emerging investment opportunities.

    This morning event - held at an exclusive location -  features presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.  Participants include experts from the Singularity Think Tank – a network of globally recognized innovation thought leaders – and industry representatives. The event concludes with a lunch. 

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    08:15 - 08:40 Arrival and check-in

    08:45 – 09:00  Welcome & Introduction: Screening for Applied Innovation 

    • Evelyne Pflugi (CEO, The Singularity Group)

    09:00 - 09:50 Industry Executive Notes

    • Lukas Hartmann (Chief Innovation Officer, Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition AG) / Ralph P. Siegl (CEO, Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition AG)
    • Thomas P. Meier (CEO, Ricola Group)

    10:00 - 10:50 Session I: Sustainability and Innovation

    • James Khedari (Commercial Director, Green Water & Power)
    • David Balsar (General Manager of Innovation and Ventures, Mekorot)
    • Tyson Soutter (Director Global Business Development, Clockworks Analytics)

    10:50 – 11:15 Coffee Break

    11:15 – 12:00 Session II: Reindustrialization and Automation

    • Philipp Schmid (Head Research and Business Development for Industry 4.0 & Machine Learning, CSEM)
    • Yulia Sandamirskaya, PhD (Head of Cognitive Computing in Life Sciences at ICLS/ZHAW)
    • Matthieu Despeisse, PhD (Group Leader Solar Modules, CSEM)

    12:00 – 13:00 Session III: Hype vs Applied Innovation– a Reality Check

    Promise and Perils of AI 

    • Alexander Stumpfegger (Head of Consulting, CID)
    • Simone Lionetti, PhD (Senior Research Associate, Algorithmic Business Lab, HSLU Hochschule Luzern)
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    The Power of Microorganisms

    • Jürgen Eck, PhD (Biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur)

    13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch





    • Registration for one person
    • All main event sessions
    • Networking lunch

    Price per participant: CHF 550.