Climate Collider: Spring 2024 Cohort

As part of the startup exchange program powered by Swissnex and Innosuisse, five Swiss energy startups are embarking on a journey to connect with climatetech innovators across the US.

February 22, 2024 | Boston & Houston

Next month, a group of founders will travel from Switzerland to the US to build connections with their American peers, exchange expertise, and forge a closer bond between the Swiss and US climatetech ecosystems. This cross-cultural experience is facilitated by Climate Collider, a startup exchange program powered by Swissnex and Innosuisse, which aims to build a transatlantic startup community and foster international collaboration in climate innovation.

This second edition of Climate Collider, taking place March 13-22, focuses on energy technologies. From customizable high-efficiency solar cells to off-grid bioenergy for electric vehicles (EVs), the five Swiss startups represent the cutting-edge of clean energy innovation in Switzerland.

The spring 2024 edition of Climate Collider includes the following Swiss startups:

  • Apheros | High-porosity metal foams with applications in cooling, green hydrogen production, and energy storage.
  • Grensol | Using photolysis to process mixed plastic from recycled cars, diverting waste and recovering critical materials for the energy transition.
  • Perovskia Solar | Custom-printed high-efficiency solar cells for wearables, IoT devices, and sensors.
  • RTDT | A cloud-based software tool to monitor and diagnose the health of wind turbines in real time.
  • WattAnyWhere | Fuel cell-based, pollutant-free generators that convert renewable ethanol into clean electricity for EV charging.

Throughout the program, the Swiss participants will be joined by Boston- and Houston-based energy startups. The Swiss founders will arrive in Boston on March 13 for a three-day stay, during which they will trade insights and experience with local peers and experts in challenge workshops, feedback sessions, and networking events, including Climate Innovators Café.

The following week, the founders will travel to Houston to connect with innovators in the “energy capital of the world,” taking part in meetings and workshops at Greentown Labs Houston and the Ion Innovation District, and making global connections at CERAWeek, one of the energy industry’s premier annual conferences.