This year’s 8th Polish-Swiss Innovation Day was dedicated to the topic “Sustainable buildings. Innovative methods and technologies to reduce emissions and environmental damage through the construction and operation of buildings”. The event took place on 4 October at Browary Warszawskie. It was attended by more than 120 people, including Chamber member companies, architects, representatives of universities and institutions promoting innovative solutions in construction.
Polish-Swiss Innovation Day was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland. Honorary patronage of the conference was assumed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and media patronage by Builder magazine.
The event was opened by H.E. Fabrice Filliez, Ambassador of Switzerland to Poland, and President of the Chamber Michał Stępień. Moderators of the conference were Ulrich Schwendimann, Managing Director of the Chamber, and Pablo Padrutt, Head of Economic, Financial and Scientific Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Poland.
As in previous years, we had the pleasure of hosting experts from Poland and Switzerland. During the conference, we had the opportunity to listen to the keynotes of:
Dr. Peter Richner, Deputy Director of EMPA (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, ETH): How to Make the Building Stock Part of a Sustainable Energy System
Barbara Buser, baubüro in situ (winner of 2021 Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction): Breathing New Life into Building Components through Circular Construction
Prof. Ute Schneider, Partner at KCAP in Zurich and Professor of Urban Design at TU Vienna: The City of Tomorrow: Coexistence of City and Nature – A form of Urban Life to Aspire to?
Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys, President of the Association of Polish Architects, SARP: How Architects Can Balance the Boundaries of the Planet with the Needs of the People
Alicja Kuczera, CEO of Polish Green Building Council PLGBC: Decarbonizing Polish Buildings – a Pathway to Climate Neutrality
The presentations were followed by a panel discussion Swiss and Polish Solutions for Sustainable Buildings with experts from Swiss companies, business partners of the event:
Forbo Flooring Poland, IGP Powder Coatings, Schindler Polska Sp. z o.o., SWISS KRONO, Zehnder Polska.
The discussion was moderated by Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys, President of the Association of Polish Architects SARP.
We would like to thank all Partners of the event for their commitment and such fruitful cooperation!
We encourage you to view the photo gallery from the event and to visit psid2023.pl, where we will soon post a detailed report, recordings from the conference and interviews with the speakers.