Digitalization for smarter energy management - livestream series

Digital science is a key player in our quest to meet sustainability challenges. It is creating new opportunities, including intelligent control and secure monitoring of numerous processes, and enables new perspectives, for instance through digital twins. Empa, as a driver of innovation, strives to accelerate this digital transformation with smart materials and new technologies – with humans always taking center stage.

At the upcoming Swiss Digital Days we aim at creating meaningful interactions with the public and at making digital science a tangible experience. Join us and get to know our researchers and our vision towards a sustainable future!



Part I: Predictive heating controllers and smart juggling of energy flows

Either too hot or too cold: Maintaining the perfect desired temperature in buildings is a challenge. In view of the current energy crisis, many questions arise: How can heating or cooling be done as efficiently and sustainably as possible? How can renewable energy sources and storage technologies be integrated into our energy system?

Date: October 11th, 2022, 10.00 am

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Part 2: Digital twins for sustainable energy solutions

Modern, decentralized energy systems are a highly complex matter. Planning them optimally and cost-efficiently is a major challenge for energy planners. How can energy flows be orchestrated at the district level so that energy is available exactly where - and when - it is needed across seasons?

Date: October 13th, 2022, 10.00 am

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Past events

Robotics exhibition at the opening event in Bern

What will intelligent, nature-inspired robots of the future look like? And above all: how do we develop such robots? Empa's Materials and Technology Center for Robotics does just that: novel, nature-inspired soft robotics systems for infrastructure maintenance and environmental monitoring.
Date: September 5th, 2022
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GreenTech startup battle: viboo wins semi-finals!

Empa spin-off viboo is introducing a technology that can reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 20 to 40 percent - using a combination of machine learning methods and in-depth knowledge of building physics.
Date: September 22nd, 2022
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Livestreams 2021


At the Swiss Digital Day 2021, we gave an insight into the digital science developed at Empa in various livestreams on Empa's YouTube channel. Here you can find the full videos of the live streamed sessions.

A sustainable future with "living" machines

Collaborative drones: How physical artificial intelligence will influence our interaction with robots

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Vision test for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous driving: Does your car see well enough?

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A digital twin in the kitchen

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