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Hagerbach Test Gallery is looking for pioneering startups to develop solutions for the visionary idea of living on Mars or other planets. Solutions include those that offer products/services that could make life on Mars possible. Be it solutions for constructing buildings/caverns, energy, air or water management, health & safety, transportation, food production, or communication. The ultimate goal is a self-sustaining habitat based on the principles of a circular economy. The Mars Habitat Challenge is supervised by Venturelab

Ten selected startups have pitched their startup project in front of a jury of high-ranking industry experts from Hagerbach Test Gallery, AMBERG, IMPLENIA, SIKA, ACO, ELKUCH, ROWA, Mission Earth First (ITACUS, SCAUT, THE HUS, VSH).

The five top ranks (SOHHytec, Mixteresting, LYS Technologies, Open ATS, Swoxid) will present and showcase their startup on July 5, 2022 in a Hybrid Event live-streamed out of the Hagerbach Test Gallery including public voting for the winner. After the live-stream they will present their products in a small exhibition, where you have the chance to get more information and do some networking with the startups and our jury/sponsors.

Interested in learning more about the startup scene? Keynote speaker Nanja Strecker and the experts from Venturelab will be happy to tell you more. Take the unique opportunity to learn more about startups in Switzerland directly from the professionals and be part of the physical event. 

Hybrid Event Programme

Physical programmeOnline programme (CEST)
13:30 Door opening-
14:00 Opening speech Venturelab, Hagerbach Test Gallery, Mission Earth First14:00 Opening speech Venturelab, Hagerbach Test Gallery, Mission Earth First
14:15 Startup pitches incl. Q&A14:15 Startup pitches
15:05 Start public voting15:05 Start public voting
15:15 Keynote speech by Nanja Strecker, ESA Business Incubation Centre " The ESA BIC Switzerland experience - from Earth to Space and back" 15:15 Keynote speech by Nanja Strecker, ESA Business Incubation Centre " The ESA BIC Switzerland experience - from Earth to Space and back" 
15:25 End public voting 15:25 End public voting 
15:30 Award ceremony15:30 Award ceromony
15:45 Aperitif with exhibition of the startups15:45 End
17:00 Tour and live show explosion 
18:00 End 

How to attend?

The event will take place as a hybrid event and will be live-streamed out of the Hagerbach Test Gallery. The event language is English.

Physical participation


Online participation

Where: Hagerbach Test Gallery, Polistrasse 1,
8893 Flums-Hochwiese, Switzerland
 Where: Live-Stream on this Eventpage
Fee: CHF 25.00 incl. showcase, exhibition, aperitif,
tour and live show explosion. For Students to event is for free.
 Fee: For free
Registration: Please register till July 3, via the following Eventfrog
Ticketing Link, there is no cash desk on site!
 Registration: No, just jump into the live-stream
Registration closed



The stream will be directly her on the page available.

Start broadcasting 15 min before. Eventstart: 2 pm CEST

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Key Note Speaker

Nanja Strecker is an innovation expert by training and professional experience: She graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as an industrial engineer and earned her doctorate in innovation management in Graz. From 1998 to 2007, she worked at Monitor, a management consultancy founded by Michael Porter of Harvard University. For Monitor, she worked mainly on innovation-related topics, in various industries and in 13 countries worldwide. She then became head of the innovation unit "Innovation Cells" at Constellium (formerly Alcan and Alusuisse), a manufacturer of semi-finished aluminum products. In 2015, she took over the project management for the Innovation Park Zurich at ETH Zurich and has been Managing Director of ESA BIC Switzerland since 2016. ESA BIC Switzerland quickly achieved an excellent reputation all over Europe, and Nanja and her team are passionate about supporting startups with a "Space Connection" throughout Switzerland. In addition, Nanja taught the "Corporate Strategy" course at Master level at EPFL for 7 years and received a teaching award for this.


 Timeslot Pitch / PresenterCompany
SoHHytec SA logo14:15 Presented by
Saurabh Tembhurne 
SoHHytec SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
SoHHytec provides onsite renewable Fuel (Hydrogen),
Electricity and Heat production and storage systems
which is cost-effective, cleaner and greener.
Swoxid logo14:25 Presented by
Endre Horvath
Swoxid, Lausanne, Switzerland
SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal
water purifier, which filters and sterilizes
contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents
to provide the sterilization effect.
Open ATS logo14:35 Presented by
Lukas Pfitscher
Open-ATS, Zurich, Switzerland
Efficient autonomous local transport solutions by
offering a scalable 3D printed ground vehicle
Mixtering Logo14:45 Presented by
Franz Haller
Mixteresting GmbH, Leonding, Austria
Mixteresting AI designs and optimizes concrete
mixtures for special use cases. Through their 
discoveries you can develop better mixtures in a fast and simple way.
LYS Technologies logo14:55 Presented by
Hugo Starrsjo and Nikolaj Bomann
LYS Technologies, Copenhagen, Denmark
Enabling healthier living with light and making it available for everyone


   ImpleniaMission EarthRowa
Elkuch GroupSika Building TrustACOAmberg Group logo