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Self-Organizing Systems

Self-organization is a winning principle in nature. Meet and learn from global leaders how self-organizing systems benefit your business and market impact. Join the cross-disciplinary deep dive working sessions on data infrastructure management, energy systems, urban mobility, self-structuring materials, and plants in the city to gain exceptional insights. The 2-day program allows for serendipitous encounters, encourages to leave the comfort zone, and to whet the appetite for discovery.

Bioinspired Innovation and Finance

Since the first Summit in 2012 the SHIFT Zurich emerged as the leading platform for impact investors, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, passionate to implement resilient strategies and solutions informed by nature.


Experience the SHIFT Zurich and its unmatched atmosphere, networking and business opportunities – register here and benefit from the Early Bird discount.

Who is it for?

Thought leaders and senior practitioners focused on bio-inspired innovation, business and finance


Entrepreneurs, passionate talents, science and government representatives


Impact investors and finance innovators

Summit Highlights

Day 1 “In the Green” – Interactive, Hands-on Work Sessions


Day 2 “Downtown Zurich” – Conference & Expo, Pitch Session


Summit “Classic”– Lunch at the Zurich Zoo’s Elephant Park.

Pitch Session

Business cases and investment opportunities


Early stage companies (VC, seed capital)


Later stage companies (growth capital)

Register now  and save money with the Early Bird discount!

The Opportunity


Published Papers Increase (2000 - 2013): 8 times more


Patents issuance increase (2012-2013): 27%

425 Billion

By 2030 Bioinspiration is projected to generate: USD 425B of US. GDP / USD 1.6T of global GDP


SHIFT Zurich is aiming to change the paradigm from linear-human to comprehensive nature-inspired problem solving in everything from research, innovation, business, finance to politics.


What if we were to drive the shift from outdated linear thinking to comprehensive nature-inspired problem solving capabilities for the future? What if we were to learn from nature to accelerate the shift towards a circular economy and low carbon prosperity? And most importantly: what if we were to shift from talking to doing? SHIFT Zurich is the bi-annual conference where impact investors, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world gather to challenge and fine-tune their solutions in a trusted, open environment.


Value Creation
SHIFT Zurich - Core Partners