Ten Years of myclimate Energy and Climate Laboratory – Public Vote and Winning Teams

20. April 2017

For around ten years now, the Energy and Climate Laboratory has been one of the most successful initiatives related to the environment in Swiss vocational training. The anniversary year was cause for a new record: 185 teams of trainees and vocational school pupils submitted their entries to the nationwide competition. While the expert panel selected three nominated teams per category, all interested parties and friends of the Energy and Climate Laboratory had the chance to choose their favourites once again.

Ten Years of myclimate Energy and Climate Laboratory – Public Vote and Winning Teams

The expert panel: Dirk Steffen (SBB Cargo), Yaëlle Linder (FDDM Valais), Pascal Strässle (Griesser AG), Kornelia Hässig (EnergieSchweiz), Michael Vanek (öbu)

The award ceremony is being made possible by our partner SV Hotel and will be held on 6 June at 1.00 p.m. in the Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel in Zurich. There, they may present their projects to an interested public and hope to win first prize in one of the four categories. This year, teams from Bazenheid, Biel, Winterthur, Domdidier and Berne hope to receive one of the four first prizes in the four categories. In the anniversary year, the expert panel will feature Pascal Strässle, member of the executive management of our long-standing partner Griesser Storen, and representatives of EnergieSchweiz (main partner of the Energy and Climate Laboratory), SBB Cargo, the öbu network and FDDM Valais, among others. 

Before the winners are announced, a discussion on the topic of “The Future of Energy in Switzerland - Effects on Careers and Society” with Managing Director of EnergieSchweiz Patrick Kutschera and myclimate Managing Director René Estermann awaits the guests at the awards ceremony. Guests also have the opportunity to review the project history by walking through the travelling exhibit “Ten years of the Energy and Climate Laboratory”. The awards ceremony is open to the public.

Vote and Win

Once again, the audience will be able to help choose an additional winner this year by online vote. Votes for the audience prize can be cast until Sunday 14 May. A pair of four-day passes to the OpenAir St. Gallen festival will be raffled off among everybody who participates. 

Participate in the vote

“Energy and Climate Laboratory” Competition

The goal of the Energy and Climate Laboratory is to accumulate knowledge on the environment and the efficient use of energy and to combine commitment with technological skill, innovative spirit and design expertise. The workshop participants’ task is to develop products and projects that reduce CO2, promote energy efficiency or raise awareness among the general public about everyday actions to prevent climate change. 

The myclimate Energy and Climate Laboratory is a national project competition for all those in education or training. To date, 864 projects from more than 7,600 students and trainees have been submitted. Support was provided by EnergieSchweiz, Griesser Storen, AXA Winterthur, SV Hotel and SBB Cargo during the anniversary year. In the last ten years, supporters like the Stiftung Mercator, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Cembra MoneyBank, Swisscom and ABB also made it possible to realise projects across the nation.

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