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THE XPLOR STARTUP COMPETITION

A platform and a community event for the new pioneers of the Swiss energy industry

The xplor Startup Competition is one of the largest energy startup competitions in Switzerland and brings together the most outstanding startups with the most important stakeholders in the energy sector, including established industry leaders, investors, influencers, media and authorities. We create opportunities and build bridges: The Swiss Energy Startups have the opportunity to present themselves and exchange ideas with the established industry.

The winners of the competition will be invited to present their innovations at their own booth in the xplor Startup Village on the Power Days 2020 and to present their ideas at the Speakers' Corner.

The xplor Startup Competition is an initiative of Powertage, with which we jointly show, communicate, support, and promote the spirit of optimism in the Swiss energy sector. xplor is a platform to be seen, to exchange and initiate business, to develop new ideas and to get to know exciting people.

Energy Startup Scene Switzerland

Very active and attractive, but little visible and networked

  • 10% of Swiss startups are active in the cleantech sector.
  • Around 190 cleantech startups have been founded in Switzerland in the last 10 years and are still operating independently today.
  • 26% of cleantech start-ups are spin-offs from EPFL or ETHZ.

Source Info: Überblick über die Cleantech-Start-ups, CTI, 2017

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Facts & Figures xplor

16TH - 18TH JUNE 2020, FAIR ZÜRICH

  •  3-day event during the Powertage, around 2200 visitors are expected to attend
  • 10 start-ups and young entrepreneurs
  • Around 15 presentations by experts
  • xplor Startup Village with 120 sqm, including booths for Startups and Speakers' Corner
  • High focus on networking in an open, accessible atmosphere
  • Who-is-who of the energy industry
  • High media presence

The success story: Powertage

The Powertage have been part of the MCH Group's portfolio since 2004 and will be held for the ninth time at Zurich Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 June 2020. Every two years, a wide variety of players meet at the most important industry meeting point for the Swiss electricity industry to find out about trends, discuss solutions and cultivate business relationships. The 2020 edition focuses on intensive industry networking and a comprehensive presentation on the topics of digitization, mobility, storage and efficiency.

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The successful event concept with its mix of specialist lectures, exchanges and company presentations supports networking and offers a comprehensive overview of technical trends, political decisions and current entrepreneurial challenges. Visitors can expect interactive talks, exciting key notes, stimulating podium discussions as well as keynote speeches by participating companies and expert discussions with industry experts at theme tables. The Powertage Forum programme is organised in close cooperation with the industry associations VSE (Association of Swiss Electricity Companies), Electrosuisse (Association for Electrical, Energy and Information Technology) and SWV (Swiss Water Management Association) and is actively supported by the SFOE (Swiss Federal Office of Energy) and swissmig (Swiss Smart Grid Industry Association).

The main figures

  • 168 Exhibitors 
  • 2'150 Visitors 
  • more than 900 visitors of the forum

This convinces our exhibitors

  • 87 % visitor quality
  • 78 % Benefits of participation for the company

Origin of visitors

  • 93 % Switzerland
  • 4 % Germany
  • other nations
Would you like to find out more about the Powertage event concept? Then visit the webpage and click your way through the various topics. Please note that the topics and contents of the Powertage are available in German and French.