Tuesday 21 September 2021

Fribourg, Switzerland


On 21st of September 2021, the Swiss geothermal energy forum «Connect» will take place, with an international dimension. The aim is to raise the visibility of the different forms of geothermal energy and to strengthen the connections among the different value chain stakeholders. Over 300 participants from Switzerland and abroad are expected. Be part of it and shape the future of a decarbonized society with geothermal energy. Geothermie-Suisse is the main organizer of the event.

The earth provides lasting heat: a dormant sustainable energy potential beneath our feet. By 2050, geothermal energy can cover at least 25% of Switzerland‘s heating needs in a CO2-neutral way: a contribution to the energy transition and the reduction of Carbon dioxide emissions. A new value chain with regional jobs is created.

Be part of it and become actor of the energy transition
The deployment of geothermal systems on a large scale requires cooperation between actors from different sectors. Research and development is still needed for some systems. Others are mature and at the market threshold. And many products, services and technologies are already widely used. The use of different geothermal systems differs from one region to another and the knowledge of the subsoil and the legislation are more or less favourable in different countries. Thus, exchanges of experience and knowledge between regions and among actors in the different sectors involved will accelerate the development of the emerging geothermal value chain.

Market for national and international cooperation
The forum is a marketplace for effective connections between authorities (framework conditions), industry (implementation) universities (newest knowledge) and corporates and investors (funding) to unleash the geothermal potential. On the forum platform www.connect4geothermal.ch participants define their profile of interest with their specific knowledge, experience, technologies, products and services. All participants can browse these profiles and select in advance who they are interested to meet 1to1 during the forum. This enables effective networking to facilitate integration of partial solutions into complete systems. The new platform will remain online after the event and animated with further activities to facilitate exchanges.

Firsthand information on projects and international trends
Speakers representing economics, authorities and research with experts from geology, energy, environment, urban development will present actual projects and discuss international trends in plenary and interactive parallel sessions. Themes covered are heat and cold in urban areas as well as for industry and agriculture, storage of energy with the subsoil, electricity generation, lithium extraction and CO2 capture as well as better knowledge to protect and use the underground resources.

Register now
Take this opportunity to present your products, services and expertise and to expand your network. The forum offers you a platform to profile your organization. As sooner you register, as longer your profile will be visible. Be part of it!


31 Aug. 2021 Registration and profile submission
31 Aug. 2021 Online selection of bilateral meetings 
21 Sept. 2021 Bilateral meetings


Contact in Switzerland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +41 (0)58 468 70 69
Participant list Search Online
Website forum2021.geothermie.b2match.io
Event language English
Participant fee

On site/Online

Standard: 400 CHF/300 CHF
Member Geothermie-Suisse: 280 CHF/180 CHF

Prices excl. VAT
Prices on site including food & drinks.

How it works

  1. Register and submit your cooperation profile online (be aware of the deadline)
  2. Profiles are published in a constantly updated online catalogue
  3. Select interesting profiles and request meetings
  4. Individual meeting times will be sent