Young Talent Development

Start-up and Entrepreneurship Workshop

8 June 2017 at ETH Zurich

This workshop hosted by SCCER Mobility in collaboration with CTI and ETH transfer aimed to sensitize participants to the start-up concept and provide information about support networks offered by CTI, ETH transfer and other academic institutions for entrepreneurs and young inventors.

Christoph Falk from CTI and Philip Hassler from IFJ AG gave an overview of the CTI start-up and entrepreneurship training modules and the CTI start-up label. This program includes mentoring by coaches with extensive start-up experience as well as e.g. legal, technical and financial support.

Specifically for researches associated with ETH, Marjan Kraak from ETH transfer introduced ETH spin-off and other support options like the Pioneer Fellowship Grant and the ieLab. Most Swiss academic institutions provide similar support programs and networks (see SCCER Mobility presentation below).

Finally, two young CEOs, Nick Blake from ImagineCargo GmbH and Christophe Barro from vir2sense GmbH, presented their start-ups and some of the challenges they encountered while launching their businesses. While ImagineCargo specializes in sustainable logistics solutions (rail and bike), vir2sense develops sensors to optimize both engine efficiency and emissions mainly in the shipping industry.

Overall feedback was positive and during the concluding apéro, participants were able to talk to the speakers and gather more ideas on how to bring their research to the market.

Program flyer (printable pdf version)

Presentations

SCCER Mobility, CTI, ETH transfer   -   vir2sense   -  Imagine Cargo and City Logistics

 

Summer School
Energy Storage in Batteries: Materials, Systems and Manufacturing

11 - 15 July 2016 in Möschberg, Switzerland

Energy storage devices are key components in current energy systems and will be even more important in the near future, in particular for electric mobility and renewable energy storage. With 16 speakers from academia and industry, the summer school offered a profound over­view of battery research, from basic electrochemistry and material science to the management of battery systems and key application issues in the automotive and the electricity industry. The summer school was co-organized by SCCER Mobility and SCCER HaE and was kindly supported by the Accumulators and Supercapacitors research program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

The participants’ overall feedback on the course contents and the summer school organization was very good. Many regarded the lectures given as highly relevant, convincing and comprehensible, and appreciated the mix of fundamental and applied input. In the future, more methodological input with practical exercises and alternative learning methods such as in-depth discussions in smaller groups should be included in the program.

program -  reader information - evaluation summary


Life Cycle Assessment Workshop

11 June 2015 at ETH Zürich

In the frame of our Young Talent Development Program, a Life Cycle Assessment Workshop (LCA) Workshop took place on 11 June 2015 at ETH Zürich. More than 30 participants obtained an introduction to LCA and discussed solutions for the type of environmental assessment most helpful for their own project. We would especially thank Dr. Bernhard Steubing and Dr. Christopher Mutel, speakers of the workshop and SCCER members.

If you are interested in a specific topic or would like us to invite an expert in a particular field of mobility research, please contact Dr. Michael Bürgi michael.buergi@sccer.ethz.ch. Your ideas are most welcome.

 

SharePoint Course

8 January 2015 at ETH Zürich

A SharePoint Coursefor our member research groups took place at ETH Zürich, organized by ETH's IT Training Group. SCCER Mobility uses SharePoint to use jointly minutes, contact data, presentations and other documents of common interest for SCCER Mobility members.

For documentation of the course please see in our Intranet (SCCER Mobility members only), for other information or if you are interested in a similar course, please contact Fiorella Meyer, Administration at SCCER Mobility: fiorella.meyer@sccer.ethz.ch, 044 633 85 86.