National Open Innovation Camp 2023

Project details

6 to 8 September 2023

Experts, industries, researchers and start-ups

More than 100 participants

Knowledge transfer

Join Us at the National Open Innovation Camp 2023!

Discover innovation, collaboration, and a brighter future at the National Open Innovation Camp! The goal of the event is to gather innovation actors, companies, researchers and start-ups active in the field of the Energy Transition supported by Innovation Boosters to exchange best practices, knowledge and tools. Synergies will be generated at the crossroads of key thematics such as Decarbonisation, Smart City, and Applied Circular Sustainability.


Engage with groundbreaking pitches from Innovation Teams, explore a Marketplace brimming with funding opportunities, and connect over a networking dinner.


Immerse yourself in interactive sessions and collaborative activities, fostering connections among diverse communities.


Dive into dedicated activities, sharing insights with the SWEET Lantern research community.




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September 6th - Innovation

Welcome to an immersive experience at the National Open Innovation Camp 2023

  • Gain insights from Inspirational Talks that kindle fresh perspectives and inspire innovative thinking
  • Be captivated by the Innovation Teams’ pitches, where radical ideas take center stage, showcasing innovation at its finest
  • Choose between Parallel Workshops: Enhance your skills in the Capacity Building Workshop or take action in the Problem Analysis Workshop

September 7th - Networking

As networking takes center stage, join us in sculpting a future of collaborative excellence. 

  • Kickstart your day with an insightful Introduction Speech and a dive into the impactful Use case WinLab
  • Respond to the Call to Action by SNoLL (Swiss Network of Living Labs) embracing the power of collective engagement
  • In the Games Festival, multiple stands will be set up  to showcase games in the field of energy transition
  • Engage in a thought-provoking Debate on Socio-technical Innovation
  • Get to know other like minded people in the field of Innovation and Research in a dynamic networking session
  • At the heart of the day lies the NOIC Innovation Forum (IF.08 Part 2 Radical Innovation for circular economy in cities and communities)

September 8th - Research

Day Three is dedicated to research, spotlighting the transformative SWEET Lantern project.

  • Start with a coffee and Workpackage Leaders Meeting
  • Dive into an interactive session on Research and Publication
  • Engage in Consensus on Methods & Tools via a Focus Group, defining pathways forward
  • Experience SWEET Lantern in action through a Living Lab activity
  • Explore sustainable mobility with Use cases from SFOE
  • Finish the day with a site visit to WinLab


All guests are cordially invited to gather at the Theater at 8AM for coffee. Following this, participants of the National Open Innovation Camp will be escorted to building SM Gebäude Mäander Trakt C, where the National Open Innovation Camp will be held on the second floor.

Please note that these details do not apply to guests attending the National Open Innovation Camp on September 8th. The event will start at 9:00 on the 1st floor of building SM Gebäude Mäander Trakt C.

Our partners

The National Open Innovation Camp 2023 is organised by the City of Winterthur in collaboration with the Energy Living Lab Association, the Innovation Booster Swiss Smart Cities, the Innovation Booster Applied Circular Sustainability, the Innovation Booster Energy Lab, the Innovation Booster Swiss Food Ecosystems, the ZHAW and the SWEET Lantern. 

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