Keeping It Cool

Swiss students and American researchers working at the forefront of cooling technologies present solutions for more sustainable climate-controlled environments.

With climate change, the demand for air-conditioned spaces is rising – and with it the energy needed for cooling.

How can we create a more comfortable and sustainable climate-controlled future? This question pushed a group of 10 graduate students from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences to visit Boston for a month-long bootcamp. They will join a panel of Boston-area experts to present the latest cutting-edge, low-energy cooling solutions.

This event can be joined online or on-site. In-person attendees will get to try special Swiss-designed glasses that can cool your room-temperature drink in just minutes.


  • 5:30 – Event begins
  • 5:35 – Opening remarks
  • 5:40 – Lighting talks
  • 6:00 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 6:30 – Webinar ends
  • 7:00 – In person apero ends

Heure de début


Andrea Weber Marin

Andrea Weber Marin is head of research at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts. She studied environmental sciences at ETH Zurich and did her doctorate in the field of industrial and production sciences at ETH. After working in the industry she became a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. In 2009 she was appointed Vice Dean of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. As a member of the department management, Andrea Weber Marin helps shape the strategic direction of the Technology & Architecture department and strategically and operationally leads the research department.



The Innovation Bootcamp is financed by two HSLU foundations and run as part of the Energy Lab in partnership with the Varanasi Lab at MIT.