Event Special

Joint Innovation Days

All webinars are conducted in German.


The interactive innovations series for the construction and real estate industry

The Swiss construction and real estate industry is undergoing a massive surge in digitalization with an increasing focus on «Smart Buildings». Experience real-life examples for digital construction sites, exclusive insights into the newest 5G and IoT applications, well thought-out approaches for sustainable building networking and a promising vision for future energy management at our Joint Innovation Sessions.

The webinar series is for all digital movers and shakers

Are you responsible for the planning or realization of construction projects, building management or energy supply – and are you interested in the possibilities of the digital world? Then get inspired by concrete success stories, exciting insights from industry experts and take advantage of this access to the Swiss digital ecosystem.




Live from the 5G Joint Innovation Center at the Ambassador House Glattpark (Opfikon)


Datum and time

Kick-off & Session #1

May 27, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:50


Sessions #2 to #6

From June 2, 2021, always on Wednesday, from 9:00 to 10:00



The webinar series is free


Place and format

Microsoft Teams Meeting



Interactive webinar with expert sharing and live chat.


Recording available via replay

Register now for free and take the opportunity for a chat among expertsn

Webinar series starting May 27, 2021, 09:00 a.m.

You will receive the registration confirmation and dial-in links to the sessions in a separate mail.

Session #1

Lucas Däscher, Builcon AG

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3-part Kick-off to the Joint Innovation Series
«The future of Smart Buildings» with conference and virtual tour
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 9:00 – 10:50

  • At the start of the event, we unveil a new innovation case for the real estate industry. pom+ will open with its conference on optimal data streams, followed by a virtual tour through the Joint Innovation Center. Lucas Däscher from Builcon AG will present a very promising case in mixed-reality and will do a reality check with experts in building management.
  • Optimal data streams are a building’s key component in an increasingly connected world. They open new potential – whether in planning and construction or later during use and maintenance. 


    Simon Caspar, Graduate Business Economist FH and EMBE University of St. Gallen, Partner and Head of the Digital Solutions Business Unit at pom+ Consulting AG, lecturer of the HWZ CAS course «Digital Real Estate» and Head of the BIM/FM task force at Bauen Digital Schweiz/buildingSMART Switzerland. 

  • Accompany Alexander Lehrmann , Head of Strategy & Innovation at Sunrise UPC, on a virtual tour through the 5G Joint Innovation Center (JIC) from Sunrise UPC and Huawei. Gain exclusive insights into current pilot projects. Smart Farming, Sports and Entertainment, Industry 4.0 and of course Smart Building and Construction are just a few of the inspiring stations on the 25-minute tour.
  • From BIM to FM: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is in vogue. Facility Management (FM) can benefit greatly from BIM if it recognizes and actively shapes digital possibilities for innovations – for example, with help from 5G and mixed reality. Together with Sunrise UPC, Builcon AG has developed a solution for «glass buildings», which will be presented to the public for the first time. Witness how a BIM-based data stream technically functions from the planning and building phase through to operations and what innovation potentials lie in augmented reality applications. FM experts from Tend AG will subject the new application to a reality check. Join the discussion in the live chat. 

    Lucas Däscher, B.Sc. Electrical Engineer FH, Owner and CEO of Builcon, BIM entrepreneur and building technology enthusiast.

    Builcon Energie AG is committed to advancing the Swiss planning and construction industry. For well thought-out, connected buildings with the highest possible comfort and sensible use of resources.

    Andres Stierli, Member of the Management Board of Tend AG, working in FM to reduce operating costs for 20 years.

    Arno Gohl,
    Digital FM Engineer at Tend AG, passionate computer scientist and expert in FM, putting BIM4FM into practice.

    Tend AG creates added value for real estate. The company secures returns, sinks operating costs and reduces CO2 emissions. At its core, everything at Tend revolves around intelligent real estate services.

Session #2

Jürg Nussbaumer, Föllmi AG

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Smart Construction Sites
Föllmi fights against Stone Age methods at its digital construction sites
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 9:00 – 10:0

  • The transition to a digitally connected construction company often takes place in many small steps. Föllmi AG has been doing it this way successfully for years. Two innovation experts will report on the digital journey of the SME so far and what digital projects are on the horizon. From the human factor to connected machines through to the opportunities and obstacles of an industry with a high potential for innovation.
  • The daring BIM adventure of Föllmi AG Bauunternehmung – a story of digitalization in several acts: The SME successfully mastered the first steps in its digital transformation and identifies great potential for innovation in 5G and the Internet of Things. In this session, those responsible will take stock and share their experiences from the very beginning to today. Through concrete examples, they will describe what hurdles they had to overcome, where the work to convince others is still needed, what opportunities arise in the digital age and how the adventure of BIM will continue at Föllmi.
  • Jürg Nussbaumer, innovation and projects

    Pascal Russer, responsible for BIM and measurements


    Föllmi AG Bauunternehmung was established in 1935 and is engaged in structural engineering, civil engineering, bridge construction, renovation, restoration and special civil engineering. Creative solutions, flexibility and quality characterize the company. Innovative business solutions distinguish the firm from the competitors.

Session #3

Inga-Leena Schwager, Amber Loglay AG

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Data-based logistics with 5G
An urban journey to a high-performance construction site
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00

  • Digital twins in construction logistics ensure greater efficiency. The launching-off point of this journey of discovery is Bruno Latour’s concept: On not joining the dots, or finally joining the dots* – according to which everything material and immaterial is connected with each other. This session looks at the connection of disciplines through data-driven logistics.
  • Smart Logistics: If the key to success is to eliminate redundancies and duplications and to overcome limits within the entire value chain, which in turn means that all available information is linked together and made universally accessible in order to determine the most efficient production process – then smart logistics is the key. Data-driven logistics create a model-based production process (a «digital twin») that uses the «invisible» spaces outside the construction site, which are made available in the form of data and «materialize» on the construction site. If smart logistics is the key to success on the construction site and is based on a smart city infrastructure, then this infrastructure is decisive for the success of a project. Join us on this journey of discovery for greater efficiency on the 5G construction site.


    * Bruno Latour | On Not Joining the Dots || Radcliffe Institute – YouTube

  • Inga-Leena Schwager, Dipl.-Ing., MBA, Head of International Markets at Amberg Loglay AG, is dedicated to the sustainable networking of construction sites with the smart city and has extensive industry experience in the implementation of numerous large-scale projects worldwide. In the search for lost time and limited space, she scrutinizes conventional working methods and explores digital possibilities.


    Amberg Loglay is an expert in digital logistics on construction sites and in the smart city and provides software solutions for logistics insights and construction logistics management.

Session #4

Christian Grasser, asut

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Intelligent Buildings thanks to IoT
The «IoT-ready» concept – the direct path to Smart Building
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00

  • The «IoT-ready» concept makes networking smart buildings a possibility today and in the future. During expert discussions, learn what the most important elements of the «IoT-ready» concept are and what contribution asut will make, as umbrella organization of various working groups.  
  • The first step towards standardized infrastructure: Digitalization comes with massive untapped potential for the construction and real estate industries. In addition to Building Information Modeling (BIM), this requires a consistent concept for the networking of building technology, sensors and data-based services. The IoT-ready concept is an important step toward standardized infrastructure for networking today and in the future.
  • Christian Grasser has been Managing Director of the Swiss Telecommunications Association (asut) for eight years and previously worked for various telecommunications companies. He is convinced that modern, high-performance communications infrastructures and services are a key factor in Switzerland's digital transformation and a great opportunity for society and the economy. In addition to communications infrastructure, he is also concerned with issues of cybersecurity, youth protection and sustainability.


    asut is the leading association of the telecommunications industry in Switzerland. It represents the telecommunications industry and all economic sectors are represented within it. Switzerland is set to position itself through fair, free and dynamic competition as a country with the world’s best communications network and with first-class services, to differentiate itself through resilient systems and smart infrastructure and to establish itself as an education and research center tailored to the digital society and economy. 

Session #5

Tuan Nguyen, HEGIAS AG

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VR in construction and real estate
Virtual access to real estate projects at the click of a button
Wednesday, June 23rd 2021, 9:00–10:00

  • This session will show you how accessible and interactive 360° virtual reality can make it easier for all stakeholders in a construction project to work together. This is also resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. Materials and interior furnishings are selected directly in the VR. This means that show apartments and empty properties are now a thing of the past. 
  • Experience instead of plans: Discover how properties can be accessed virtually at any time during the planning and construction phase. Construction projects can be discussed by multiple stakeholders from different places at the same time, such as during BIM collaborative meetings. Design errors and disagreements can be identified early on and requested changes implemented on time. VR gives users a realistic experience of construction projects, much better than 2D plans, expensive beauty renderings and static 3D models.


    HEGIAS VR is the world’s first browser-based solution with VR that stakeholders in the planning, construction and real estate sector can use to visualize projects and communicate with each other.

  • Tuan Nguyen is the CTO, Art Director and Founder of HEGIAS AG with over 20 years’ experience in providing software solutions, innovation as well as UX and UI. He uses his technical expertise and creative flair to ensure optimal experience for the customer.


    HEGIAS AG, the startup founded in 2017, currently has 24 employees in Zurich and Lugano. The three founders – Patrik Marty (CEO), Tuan Nguyen (CTO) and Andreas Schmeil (CPO) – are on a mission to democratize virtual reality and make it accessible to all.

Session #6

Jolanda Eichenberger, Pratton GmbH

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Smart Metering
Towards innovations in the energy industry
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00

  • Discover more about the potential of smart meters and the future of the energy industry. In this technical discussion, experts will debate the possibilities of a Smart Energy Strategy, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how this can make an important contribution for Switzerland.
  • Smart Energy Strategie 2021: Swiss energy providers are called upon to replace their conventional electricity meters with smart meters. These are an integral component of intelligent distribution networks and open up countless new and data-driven business models. This not only creates opportunities for traditional energy providers, but also for new players. Discover more about the potential of smart meters and the future of the energy industry. In this technical discussion, experts will debate the possibilities of a Smart Energy Strategy, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how this can make an important contribution for Switzerland.
  • Jolanda Eichenberger holds an executive MBA in Entrepreneurship and is a partner at Pratton GmbH. She has worked as a member of group management and boards of directors in several industries, such as energy, finance and telecoms, is a proven expert in change management, digitalization and cost optimization and holds various board mandates, including at Technische Betriebe Bischofszell and Liechtensteinische Kraftwerke.


    Pratton GmbH specializes in organizational processes and digitalization. Through experience and expertise, the company boosts the attractiveness of their customers’ organization with an eye towards efficiency, performance and costs. Pratton GmbH not only designs, but also implements.

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