Can technology save the world? Learn more about innovative technological solutions developed by Swiss and Czech researchers and companies in areas such as water, agriculture, e-mobility, recycling and energy.
The touring exhibition "CAN TECH SAVE THE WORLD?" ("MOHOU TECHNOLOGIE ZACHRÁNIT SVĚT?") can be visited at our partner institutions in various cities in the Czech Republic. The exhibition locations and further details will be announced on this website in due course:
Selected projects, which are already successfully used in Switzerland and many other countries, were presented at the TU Liberec in a free event.
The presentation of patents and unique, inspiring solutions was complemented by discussions/networking between entrepreneurs, representatives of the public and academic sectors and students. This took place on Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00 am. The event was attended by the Swiss Ambassador Philippe Guex and the Rector of the Technical University of Liberec doc. RNDr. Miroslav Brzezina, CSc. In addition, a representative of the Swiss company Transmutex, which focuses on revolutionary energy production by nuclear fission of thorium and the use of spent fuel, and Jiří Tencar of the ECOTEN platform presented their concepts. The latter offers innovative services to help communities adapt to climate change and mitigate heat islands in cities.
Central Station in Pardubice, 14.06.2022, 16:00-17:30.
The Embassy of Switzerland in the Czech Republic, the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Czech Republic and the Chamber of Commerce of the Pardubice Region organized an open discussion event on the topic "Do green technologies bring new business opportunities for the Pardubice Region?" in June in the ČD Lounge of the Main Railway Station in Pardubice.
The main topics of the evening were:
Clean technologies (CleanTech) as a stimulus for the economy and businesses in the Czech Republic
The Green Deal based on the successful Swiss model - in business and R&D (science, research, innovation)
ESG/SDG assessment of business plans and projects from the perspective of banks in the Czech Republic / Switzerland
Cooperation between Czech and Swiss entrepreneurs, investors, public sector, science or universities in the field of green innovation
As part of the event, the exhibition "Can Tech Save the World?" was also opened in the presence of the Swiss ambassador in the Pardubice train station hall, where it was on display from June 11-22.
VIDA! science center in Brno, 05.09. – 03.10.2022
The next stop of the exhibition "Can Tech Save the World?" was the science center VIDA! In Brno, where it was on display from 05.09.-03.10. The official opening took place on 13.09. in the presence of the Swiss ambassador.
As an accompanying program to the exhibition, VIDA! organized a panel discussion on 07.09. on the topic of how technology can contribute to sustainable development. On this day, a unique project from Switzerland was also presented, which was the main attraction of this event: the Solar Butterfly. It is a small mobile house that can travel around 300 km per day with the help of solar energy. Two days earlier, the Solar Butterfly had already made a stopover in Prague on its world tour.
Forum Nova Karolina shopping center in Ostrava, 15.10. - 15.11.2022
In 2023, the project will continue and the exhibition will be presented at other locations in the Czech Republic. We will keep you up to date!
Ústí nad Labem, 01.03. - 04.05.2023
Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of J. E. Purkynĕ and Innovation Center ICUK, 01.03.-11.04.2023.
The first stop of the exhibition in 2023 was in Ústí nad Labem. For the first time, the entire exhibition was not situated in one place, but is instead partitioned into two different venues. The larger part (20 panels) was presented at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of UJEP, the smaller part (5 panels) was located in the Innovation Center ICUK. On Monday, March 6th, 2023, the exhibition was officially opened after a speech by Swiss Ambassador Philippe Guex.
City council, 11.04. - 04.05.2023
On April 11th, the exhibition moved again, but this time only within Ústí nad Labem. It will was on display in the premises of the City Administration, which are located at Velká Hradební Street No. 8., and it was be open to the public there until May 4th.
“The change begins with you!” contest
As an accompanying program to the exhibition we organised a competition entitled "The change begins with you!". We cooperated with 380 schools in the Ústí nad Labem region. The target group was children and teenagers from the second elementary school level to the middle school level.
The aim of the competition was, on the one hand, to stimulate the pupils' interest for sustainable development and the problems connected with it. On the other hand, it is also to gave them the challenge and opportunity to formulate concrete measures, solutions and actions to tackle precisely these problems. The competition was divided into different thematic areas according to the school levels. The students of the elementary level could choose between the themes of clean water and sanitation, fight against hunger and climate protection. Middle school students could choose from the themes of affordable and clean energy, industry, innovation, infrastructure, and responsible consumption and production.
The competition was jugded by a panel of five judges. The best solutions in both categories were awarded prizes and a field trip to Nestlé's Tivall plant in Krupka.
TechTower in Pilsen, 25.5.-29.06.2023
Next, the exhibition will move on to Pilsen, where it will be on display at the TechTower Technology Park starting May 25th.
In Pilsen, we will again organize an accompanying program. The target group of this is once more the younger generation. A so-called hackathon will be organized, an event where participants work together intensively in teams over a short period of time in order to develop or improve software or hardware products or related services.
In our case, the problems to be solved are formulated by "Switzerland Tourism" and "Nestlé". The hackathon will take place from 27.06.-28.06.2023 and will therefore last two days. The teams that will participate in the competition will have exactly 24 hours to develop their proposed solution.
On the following day, the teams will present their project results and the jury will make its evaluation. Finally, at 6 p.m., the announcement of the results and the awarding of prizes will take place. The Hackathon as well as the exhibition will be officially closed with a festive evening.
Today, @AmbSwissCZ Philippe Guex opened our exhibition "Can Tech Save the World?" in Pilsen, met with the Governor Rudolf Špoták and the Councillor for Innovation Daniel Kuš. He visited the #TechTower technology centre, where the "Innovating Pilsen" festival is taking place. https://t.co/AxE1kyVxu3