Institut für Energietechnik (IET)
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The First Swiss Wind Energy R&D Forum

Unleashing the full potential of Swiss R&D on the international wind energy market!

The First Swiss Wind Energy R&D Forum 2019 at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil on Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, brings together Swiss research institutes with innovative companies in the area of wind energy technology for the first time. It also provides a platform for the new Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network.

Are you involved in aerodynamics, CFD, multi-physics, embedded electronics, high-power electronics, software engineering, measurement technology, weather forecasting, meteorology, machine learning, drones, statistics, composites, fatigue, structures, monitoring, GIS, drive trains, block chain, IoT, bio-materials, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and more?

Then don't lose any more time - the rapidly expanding global wind energy market is waiting for you! Wind energy now contributes to 14% of the EU’s electricity and the EU installed more wind energy capacity than any other form of electricity generation in 2018!  Find out how to get involved by attending this event!

Registration

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Programme

10:30 - 11:00    Welcome coffee and registration

11:00 - 11:30    Opening address:

- Prof. Dr. Henrik Nordborg, Dr. Sarah Barber (HSR)

- Wind energy research (SFOE)

11:30 - 12:30    Key-note presentations:

- Adrian Timbus, ABB

- Imad Abdallah, ETHZ

- Urs Giger, GDC

12:30 - 13:30    Lunch

13:30 - 14:00    One-minute speed presentations*

14:00 - 15:00    Poster / table-top presentations* & coffee

15:30 - 16:00    Workshop in small groups:

- "How can Swiss technical capabilities be better leveraged in the international wind energy market?"

- "What are your thoughts and ideas regarding a Swiss Wind Energy R&D Network?"

16:00 - 17:00     Apero

* Focus topics:

   - Focus topic 1: innovations in wind turbines and their components

   - Focus topic 2: innovations in wind farm planning

   - Focus topic 3: innovations in wind farm operation

Why attend?

This event provides a unique networking opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between industry and research in the international wind energy sector.

For companies:

  • Learn about the capabilities of Swiss research institutes in the area of wind energy.
  • Learn about the capabilities of Swiss research institutes in relevant areas such as machine learning, big data, weather predictions and composite manufacturing.
  • Meet potential research partners for exciting new R&D projects.
  • Discuss ideas and challenges with your peers.

For research institutes:

  • Find out what other Swiss research institutes are doing in the area of wind energy.
  • Start new collaborations with other Swiss research institutes.
  • Understand more about the real needs of the wind energy industry.
  • Meet potential industry partners for exciting new R&D projects.
  • Discuss ideas and challenges with your peers.
  • Develop new ideas, innovations and spin-offs.

Organisational Committee

Sponsors

Coming soon!

Contact

Dr.-Ing. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)55 222 42 62

sarah.barber(at)hsr.ch