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Pushing geothermal in Switzerland – project competition, Geothermie Schweiz – ThinkGeoEnergy

By Staff , in Geothermal Power , at July 24, 2020

Geothermie Schweiz website snapshot

Geothermie Schweiz, the geothermal industry association for Switzerland has launched its annual project competition open for members. The target is to advance geothermal energy development in the country.

“Advancing geothermal energy in Switzerland” – with this target, Geothermal Switzerland is launching the second project competition. Only association members are eligible to participate. Interested parties can submit their project idea until September 6, 2020. The prize money is CHF 20,000.

Last year, a communication project won the race. The idea of ??the first project sponsors Luca Guglielmetti (University of Geneva) and Stéphane Matteo (independent video producer): Bring geothermal energy closer to a wide audience with short video clips. The focus is not on the technical aspects of geothermal energy, but on the product of geothermal energy. Two films were made as part of the competition. The two project promoters are now developing their idea further (interview with the project promoters / the two films).

Submit the project idea by September 6, 2020

All the details of this year’s call can be found here [in German]. Association members can submit a project idea until 09/06/2020. The submitted project can deal with aspects from research, technology, training and further education, politics, communication, finance or quality, for example. A three-member jury and the board will select an idea. Three board members are represented on the jury: President Nathalie Andenmatten and the two members Vincent Badoux and Martin O. Saar. The winning project is determined on 30.09.2020. The project will be presented at the general meeting on March 16, 2021. The result of the work will be rewarded with CHF 20,000.

Further information

  • Call 2020/21
  • Become a member (prerequisite for participation in the competition)
  • The General Secretariat is at your disposal for further information and questions: Daniel Stegmann (, 079 954 88 81)

Source: Geothermie Schweiz