Past events


Event: SWEET CROSS to Co-elvolution 

On 18 January 2023, PATHFNDR presented first results of the future energy scenarios at the CROSS scientific networking conference in Bern. The scenario results presented by Francesco Sanvito and Jared Garrison were compared within the SWEET consortia.

More information about the conference is available on:


Event: Energy Week @ ETH 

From 05-11 December 2022, the Energy Science Center (ESC), competence center of ETH Zurich for energy research and education, held its annual energy conference, the “Energy Week @ ETH”. The event series took place at ETH Zurich and online and offered a wide range of activities: a symposium, an energy sprint (for students), focus dialogues and a science policy panel. Additionally, for the first time, the Energy Week @ ETH was accompanied by a public energy exhibition. In a widespread and walkable “energy playing field”, the exhibition showcased the current and a vision of a future energy system and therefore allowed the visitors to understand the many challenges and opportunities. 

More information about the Energy Week @ ETH is available on:


Event: Energy Data Hackdays 2022 

On 16-17 September 2022, PATHFNDR presented a challenge at the Energy Data Hackdays at the Technopark Aargau in Brugg. The challenge was to develop a decision-making tool for policy-makers to explore and compare multiple energy scenarios. The result is the Energy Explorer, an open source app developed by Stephane Bisinger, Bill Zollinger, Tristan Gollmart and Robert Stanton. 

A big thank you to the hacking team for creating the Energy Explorer!

More information about the Energy Explorer is available on:



Event: The annual PATHFNDR workshop @ ewb 

On 14-15 September 2022, the PATHFNDR research team, industry partners, and policy-makers discussed the challenges and opportunities of four topics: energy independence, hydrogen, system flexibility, and sector coupling.

The goal of the workshop was to identify synthesis topics that PATHFNDR will or should address to align project work with current challenges. Researchers presented preliminary findings in the form of presentations and poster pitches. In addition, participants discussed the four topics in World Café sessions and group exercises. The workshop ended with a guided tour of the Forsthaus at Energie Wasser Bern (ewb).
Thank you to all participants for their active participation and exchange with us! A big thank you also to ewb for hosting the workshop!



Event: Site visit 2022 @ Empa

On Thursday, 1 September 2022, the PATHFNDR executive board presented to the review panel the current project status after one year of work and the outlook for the coming year. The discussion focused on energy scenarios, technologies, business strategies, and policies needed to enable flexibility and sector integration. The meeting ended with a tour of the NEST, move and Ehub demonstrators at Empa.

Thank you to the review panel and SWEET office for their valuable feedback! A big thank you also to Empa for hosting the meeting!


Event: Team workshop #2

On Tuesday, 21 June 2022, the PATHFNDR team held its 2nd workshop of the year. The team developed possible scenarios, and defined pilot and demonstration projects. The next workshop will be held together with industry partners, and policy-makers in the fall of 2022.


Event: SWEET conference 2022 

On Wednesday, 15 June 2022, the SFOE held its 1st SWEET conference. The SWEET consortia presented preliminary results and an outlook for the coming year. In addition, a panel discussion addressed the need for transdisciplinary collaboration in energy research. The conference was attended by researchers and representatives from industry, associations, cantons, cities, municipalities and the federal government.

More information and documents (presentations and posters) are available on:


Event: Advisory board meeting 2022

On Monday, 16 May 2022, the PATHFNDR executive board held a hybrid meeting with its advisory board. The goal of the meeting was to align project objectives with the expectations of the advisory board. The next meeting will be held in 2023.

Thank you to the advisory board for their insightful and valuable advice!


Event: Team workshop #1

On Monday, 24 January 2022, the PATHFNDR team held its 1st workshop of the year. The team brainstormed ideas about scenario dimensions and assumptions, and identified potential technologies from various energy sectors. The next team-wide workshop will be held in the summer of 2022.

The PATHFNDR team wishes impactful results and collaborative research for 2022!


Event: Energy Week 2021 @ ETH Zurich

The Energy Week 2021 was held at ETH Zurich from 30 November to 3 December 2021. The event offered a symposium discussing energy scenarios and technologies as well as focus dialogues about seasonal energy storage, sector coupling, hydrogen as energy storage, and automation of power grids.

The event was organised by the Energy Science Center of the ETH Zurich. The PATHFNDR team had an active role in the symposium and focus dialogues. More information about the event is available on:


Event: ReMaP current status and outlook @ PSI

On Tuesday, 28 September 2021 the ReMaP project held its annual event at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). The event gave an overview of the current status and future outlook of the “Renewable Management and Real-Time Control Platform” (ReMaP) project. Participants also had the opportunity to visit the Energy System Integration (ESI) demonstrator at PSI.
Both the ReMaP platform and the ESI demonstrator are key components of the PATHFNDR project. More information about the event is available on:


Event: PATHFNDR kick-off

On Monday, 31 May 2021, the PATHFNDR project successfully kicked-off. Approximately 60 participants from the public and private sectors attended the virtual event. The project team presented the project objectives, expected outcomes and the involved stakeholders.