Wädenswil "Lake Week"
At "Lake Week", the ZHAW in Wädenswil presents socially relevant topics from the fields of environment, food and health. Experience interesting conferences and instructive workshops, exciting exhibitions and interactive presentations. Get inspired, learn, experience and connect!
The focus of the inaugural "Lake Week" is the future of food. Find out more at conferences and workshops, in exhibitions and presentations.
- Date: Monday, January 29 until Saturday, February 3, 2024
- Venue: ZHAW in Wädenswil, Einsiedlerstrasse, Campus Reidbach(PDF 1,5 MB)
- Journey: use public transport (bus stop "Campus Reidbach" with bus 125, 129 from station Wädenswil)
- Contact: email@example.com
The "Lake Week" welcomes all interested parties. Some events are open to the public, others will require registration due to space limitations.
Would you like to find out more about the "Future of Food" and what Lake Week 2024 has to offer?
Sign up for our newsletter - that way you'll stay informed.
INTERNATIONAL DAY: PLANETARY HEALTH DIET - TURNING GLOBAL VISIONS INTO LOCAL ACTIONS
Format: Lectures, panel discussion, workshops
Time: 9 - 9.45 a.m. guided tour in the new building / 10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. symposium
Work with us on solutions to challenges posed by climate change, a growing world population and limited natural resources. Pursue the vision of regenerative food for planetary health. With speakers from all over the world.
INTERNATIONAL START-UP EVENT
Format: Panel discussion
Time: 5 - 6.45 p.m. followed by an aperitif
In a world where innovation knows no boundaries, Swiss startups dare to dream big. Join us for electrifying key notes and a panel discussion, where visionary entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors come together to unravel the secrets of global success. Key notes from Pascal Bieri, Co-founder Planted; Alexandre Bastos, Head of Start-ups Open Innovation & Ventures Givaudan and Tilo Teboho Winter, Partner at Atlantic Labs x FoodLabs Berlin. Open panel discussion mit Malin Borg, CEO Swissnex Brasilien; Vincent Vida, Founder and CEO Upgrain and Tilo Teboho Winter.
SYMPOSIUM: MODELS AND SCENARIOS OF ORGANIC AND VEGAN FOOD SYSTEMS (only in German)
Format: Presentation and panel discussion
Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
Would a 100% vegan world be more environmentally friendly? In the symposium, you will learn more about the master's thesis in which a model of the global food system was further developed using digital and data-based methods.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD (Educational event for career counselors, only in German)
Format: Speed Calls Food Study Programs, Guided Campus Tour, Apero & Exchange accompanied by study program directors and students
Time: 1 - 4.45 p.m. with aperitif afterwards
Many young people are looking for a meaningful study for a sustainable future. We will show career counselors, coaches and education officers possible career paths, how young people can actively shape the topics of food, nutrition and food with their studies.
We show career counselors, career advisors, coaches and education officers possible educational perspectives on how young people can use their studies to actively shape the topics of food, nutrition and foodstuffs in an action-oriented way. Immerse yourself in our study programs and take the opportunity to get to know the new Food Campus in Wädenswil.
Details and registration
FOOD CONSUMPTION AND ETHICS (only in German)
Format: Interview / Discussion
Time: 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.
Discuss with us fundamental ethical und philosophical aspects of the future of food. With Barbara Bleisch (image: Mirjam Kluka), philosopher, journalist and author. Since 2011 presenter of the programme "Sternstunde Philosophie" on Swiss Radio and Television (SRF).
REGENERATIVE FOODPROCESSING (only in German)
Format: Conference, lecture and podium discussion
Time: 10 a.m. - 4.15 p.m., before 9 - 9.45 a.m. guided tours RD
At the conference you will learn how regenerative foodprocessing empowers ecosystems, restores biodiversity and ensure a varied diet and a prosperous global community.
NETWORKING-EVENT CONTINUING EDUCTION – "MEET THE FOODWARD GRADUATES" (only in German)
Format: Networking Event
Time: 6.30 - 10 p.m.
Experience exclusive insights into the careers of our Foodward graduates and exchange ideas with them in person. Register now for the "Meet the Foodward-Graduates" event and be inspired by their success stories.
STUDENT STARTUP EVENT: TURNING ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS INTO REALITY (only in German)
Format: Pitch of start-up idea in front of professionals in the food industry
Time: 5 - 6.45 p.m., 7 p.m. apero
Got an idea or groundbreaking research result? Find the right coach or investor for your start-up.
Calling all aspiring visionaries and entrepreneurial minds! Get ready to witness Swiss innovation as student projects from ZHAW gather to compete in a pitching competition. Join us for an event, where students step into the spotlight to showcase their Ideas and concepts. From the halls of universities to the forefront of the business world, these young pioneers are ready to revolutionize industries. Immerse yourself further in a panel discussion, featuring industry experts, investors, and successful entrepreneurs, as they dissect the challenges and triumphs of transforming student projects into tangible, real-life ventures.
FOOD SERVICE PERSPECTIVES (only in German)
Format: Symposium and networking event for the food service industry
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., guided tours building RD, 9 - 9.45 a.m. or 5 - 5.45 p.m.
For all in out-of-home catering. You can expect a symposium with current topics from practice and science on Food Service Innvoation, Food Service for Health and Environment, Care Catering/Senior Living, Facility Management in Health Care/Hotel Industry, Entrepreneurship. With startup lunch and trade fair.
ALUMNI EVENT: WELCOME BACK TO A NEW HOME
Format: Networking opportunity for alumni and associations
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The entire food value chain under one roof. Come and see our new building and network with our experts.
PUBLIC STARTUP EVENT: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS?
Format: key notes + panel discussion
Time: 4.30 - 5.45 p.m.
Join us for key notes and a panel discussion, where the brightest minds in the food startup ecosystem share their insights, experiences, an vision for a better future. Explore the transformative power of startups as they tackle pressing societal challenges, ignite economic growth, and pave the way for groundbreaking solutions in the food sector.
GUIDED TOURS: INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF FOOD CAMPUS WÄDENSWIL
Format: Guided tour
Time: Tuesday, 9 a.m. / Thursday, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
On a tour of the new building, you can experience how and what is worked, taught and researched at the ZHAW's Food Campus in Wädenswil.
Format: Cook, experience, taste (no lunch)
Time: Monday - Friday, 11.45 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Come with us on an extraordinary journey of discovery through the world of the senses. Current topics about our food - brought to the plate.
FOOD – ART – ZHAW
Time: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit our exhibition that combines student works on food and art.
LEARNING AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD
Format: Exhibition, table fair on educational avenues and options
Time: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Are you interested in a career in the food sector? We give you insights into the educational opportunities and job prospects.
DIGIFOOD TECHNOLOGY: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
Format: Attended exhibitions
Time: Monday - Friday, 1 - 5 p.m. / Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hands-on exploration of robots and artificial intelligence in the food industry
At the ZHAW Reidbach campus, "Future of Food" is united under one roof. Here we are committed to a future in which sustainable, enjoyable and healthy nutrition is possible for all people. We are working on solutions to counter climate change, the growing world population and limited natural resources - in line with the motto "regenerative food for planetary health".