ETH Industry Day

Current research trends and visions – presented in a concise way

At this event held in Zurich on September 6th, hear about future research trends and discuss with researchers from ETH Zurich about the newest innovations in different thematic areas. This year`s Industry Day highlights ETH research around the following topics: Data Science, Energy and Resources, Entrepreneurship, Materials and Processes, and Food and Nutrition.

The final networking reception offers a chance to get in touch with the speakers, to discuss research ideas and projects and to make new contacts.

Participation is free of charge, the meeting language is English. For more information visit the event website here.


12.30 Registration

13.30 Welcome

Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther, Vice President Research and Coprorate Relations, ETH Zürich

13:40 Industry keynote

Valerio Nannini, Senior Vice President, Head of Strategies and Performance at Nestle

14.00 Session 1: Data Science

Prof. Dr. Srjdan Capkun, Computer Sciences

Prof. Dr. Donald Kossmann, Computer Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ottmar Hilliges, Computer Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ernst Hafen, Biology

14.30 Session 2: Energy and Resources

Prof. Dr. Javier Perez-Ramirez, Catalysis Engineering

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Noiray, Mechanical and process engineering

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grossner, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schmidt, Humanities, Social and Political Sciences

15:00 Coffee break

16.00 Session 3: Entrepreneurship

Prof. Dr. Bart Clarysse, Management, Technology, and Economics

Pitches by ETH start-ups

16.30 Session 4: Materials and Processes

Prof. Dr. Jan Vermant, Materials

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert, Chemistry and Applied Biosciences

Prof. Dr. Melanie Zeilinger, Mechanical and process engineering

Dr. Marco Ranocchiari, Chair of Heterogenous Catalysis

17.00 Session 5: Food and Nutrition

Prof. Dr. Alexander Mathys, Health Sciences and Technology

Prof. Dr. Laura Nyström, Health Sciences and Technology

Prof. Dr. Michael Zimmermann, Health Sciences and Technology

Prof. Dr. Michael Siegrist, Health Sciences and Technology

17.20 Farewell

Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther & Disney Research Zurich

17.30 Networking reception

Download the Program: ETH Industry Day Program