China has the world's highest solar power capacity of 174 GW (2018) and plans to increase it by 5x from 2020 to 2030. World's largest floating solar plant (70 MW, Anhui province).



China has the world’s biggest EV market with over 2 million vehicles sold and over 460,000 charging stations, 8x more than the USA. Over 1 million FC vehicles are aimed for 2030. US $17B of investments in FC tech are announced until 2023.



China is the world leader in wind power generation with 250 GW (2020) and largest onshore wind farm of 8 GW capacity, five times larger than the largest US farm. The aim for offshore capacity is 30 GW (2020).

Electricity Grid

Electricity Grid

Smart grid monitoring of China's ultrahigh voltage lines which distribute renewable energy from remote production sites.


Shanghai, May 23-25, 2020 


SSEIF provides a collaborative forum connecting Switzerland and China through research, technology, business exchanges and partnerships during the Pujiang Innovation Forum, a high-profile innovation and development conference where Switzerland will be featured as the Country of Honor by the Chinese government.

  • Top-level Industry, authorities, research and start-ups will present their insights on energy innovations, products, developments and policies.

  • Attending experts from Switzerland will also have the unique opportunity to experience top-in-class Chinese innovation labs and initiate collaboration during field trips to production and R&D sites, inspiring panels and discussions.

  • SSEIF is organized by swissnex China and Swiss Engineering in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and Presence Switzerland.

  • A detailed program will be available by the end of February 2020.


SSEIF focuses on the following technologies:

  • Mobility

    • Electric vehicles, batteries, power electronics, synthetic fuels, hydrogen & fuel cells and public transportation

  • Electricity grid

    • Smart grid, ​DC power, storage, demand response utilities, vehicles to grid, digitalisation, policies

  • Renewables

    • Solar, wind, building integration, carbon capture​ and utilisation (CCU)

Your benefits

Insights into cutting edge technologies and research in China.

Meet leading startups, universities and companies

from China/Switzerland to initiate collaboration.

Learn from insiders about the market and its opportunities and challenges.

Meet regulators and exchange thoughts about the sector’s development.


      ➜  Does SSEIF excite you and

    you are an expert in one of the forum's key topics

    at a Swiss or Chinese institution: Academics, government, private sector, startup?

    We encourage you to register for SSEIF!




  • World's biggest clean energy investor

  • Highest solar power capacity

  • 55% of world's newly installed solar power in 2017

  • 5x solar capacity from 2020 to 2030

  • Highest wind energy capacity​

  • Biggest auto market with more electric vehicles sold than in the rest of the world combined

  • 1 million fuel cell powered vehicles by 2030

  • Over 460,000 EV charging stations

  • Coal's share in China’s primary energy mix was 58% (2018) 

       ➜  China will continue to invest huge sums in energy

  • World's most innovative country

  • Share of Swiss grid electricity from renewable sources: 68%

  • Numerous spin-offs from two world class engineering universities

  • Examples: Insolight produces the most efficient affordable solar cellsDEPsys develops smart grid technology; Energy Vault's energy storage system



Register here to attend SSEIF in Shanghai in 2020

Participation is primarily by personal invitation and requires registration by the end of February 2020. Early registration encouraged: We will review registrations on a rolling basis and get back to you with final confirmation as soon as possible.  


Expert in one of the forum's key topics at a Swiss or Chinese institution: Academics, government, private sector, startup.


All participants are expected to contribute to the conference with a 5-10 min presentation, relevant for both the energy sector in Switzerland and China. Topics:

a. Mobility

b. Electricity Grid

c. Renewables

Travel & Accommodation

Attendees would have to bear the travel expenses themselves (flight& accommodation) and make their own arrangements. We will do our best to reserve contingents at special rates to be announced in the confirmation letter. Participation includes lunches and dinners/receptions during the official events as well as bus transfers to site visits.


swissnex China

is the Science Consulate of Switzerland in China which connects the two countries in education, research, and innovation.

Swiss Engineering

is Switzerland's leading professional association for qualified construction, technology and environment specialists.

Swiss Federal Office of Energy

is the country's competence centre for issues relating to energy supply and energy use.

Presence Switzerland

is part of the Foreign Ministry of Switzerland and in charge for the image and communication abroad.


Dr. Felix Moesner

Science Consul & CEO

swissnex China

Marvin Grass

Junior Project Manager Energy Innovation

swissnex China


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