New Year Café des Sciences: IoT & Organic Waste

A formal wrap up for 2019, this CdS will feature past speakers for their project updates, several awards for community members, a keynote presentation from Enwise CEO Stéphane Vernède as well as a live performance from Passepartout Duo.

Looking back at 2019, it is safe to say our initial goal to set up an open platform for knowledge is fulfilled: our lectures have covered topics from shadow banking, drone revolution, fashion design, to microbes, VR, water safety, and home technologies; on top of that, we have nurtured a flourishing community of members with constant interactions.

In 2020, we plan to keep the current format of Café des Sciences and bring in more engaging topics. But before that, we plan to do a formal wrap up. The New Year Café des Sciences will feature past speakers for their project updates, several awards for community members, as well as a live performance at the end.

Of course, it will not be a lecture without a keynote presentation. This time, we have invited Stéphane Vernède, CEO at Enwise, to share the mechanism and science behind modular digester for organic waste. Specifically, dry anaerobic digestion technology OSCAR, and a real time IoT monitoring and control technology OTTO.

Event Rundown


18:00-18:30                Registration


18:30-18:40                Welcome Speech
by Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul & CEO, Swissnex in China


18:40-19:00                Updates From Past Speakers


19:00-19:30                Presentation
by Stéphane Vernède, CEO at Enwise


19:30-19:40                Presentation Q&A


19:40-20:10                Live Music Performance
by Passepartout Duo, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency artists


20:10-21:00                Networking Reception



Enwise produces modular and connected organic waste digester for the food industry and the food distribution chain. The OSCAR module transforms waste into energy and fertilizer. OSCAR is installed on the waste production site and is entirely remote managed. By pushing waste treatment on the production site, Enwise allows an on-the-fly sorting and creates short loops for energy usage. This dramatically increases the overhaul recycling efficiency. Just recently, Enwise has been awarded first place at the APAC French Founders Startup Tour 2019, beating other finalist startups, NEOMA, Dathena and Smart Global Privacy.

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Café des Sciences

Café des Sciences is a new format at Swissnex in China offering a monthly platform for Swiss Spotlight Scientists and Startups to present their projects and connect with the local community. The lectures will offer a casual setting in which speakers can present their work and engage with the attendees during a Q&A period. Audiences are welcomed to enjoy the networking reception with Swiss flavour after the talk. The lecture is scheduled to take place every third Thursday each month at Swissnex in China or our partner spaces.

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