Participation fee is CHF 190 regular,
CHF 90 for pupils, students and representatives from Universities and research institutes.

6 June 2024

Conference on “Exploring Negative Emission Technologies in the Plastic Industry”

Empa, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland


As various industries are beginning their journey towards net zero, we invite you to gain insights into existing approaches to mitigating CO2 emissions in different sectors and to explore novel and innovative ideas for achieving carbon removal beyond emissions reductions. We aim to bring together established industry players, scientists, and start-ups in order to exchange thoughts and discuss ideas for advancing the industry towards net zero together. In addition, you will have the chance to visit NEST – the modular research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag where new technologies, materials and systems are tested, researched and further developed under real conditions. Finally, alumni and current participants of the Innovation Boosters “Zero Emissions Plastics” and “Carbon Removal” will share their experiences of participating in the program and developing radical ideas.


more details are going to follow soon 

The participation is free of charge.

The number of participants is limited.

21. August 2024

Ideation Workshop Call 6

@Tibits Restaurant, Pl. de la Gare 11, 1003 Lausanne

Get together with other participants from university and research institutes, suppliers and service companies and start-ups, choose a challenge submitted by our implementation partners and develop initial ideas for solving the problem. Form final teams to continue working on the solution together. The whole process is supported by Bambooster through their Bamboostar online coaching academy, personal coaching and facilitation of the ideation workshop.

Challenges for Call 6 will be published by mid of July

We are looking for radical ideas whose feasibility must first be tested to solve the challenge.
We support the teams with the most promising solution ideas with CHF 25’000.-