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Zurich seeks clean-tech pioneers

Zurich May 26, 2014

Zurich Insurance is looking for Switzerland's best climate projects. Innovative ideas can be submitted until midway through this year. The total prize fund is CHF 150,000. Young clean-tech firms now have the chance to win a special prize.

Whether they are lateral thinkers, clean-tech pioneers or innovative entrepreneurs, all persons and businesses in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein are invited to sub-mit their projects for the Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein. The submis-sion deadline is June 16, 2014. Clean-tech startups also have a shot at winning a special prize. An independent panel of experts and well-known public figures chaired by ETH Professor Emeritus René P. Schwarzenbach will announce the winners at the end of 2014.

Competition in three categories

The Zurich Climate Prize Switzerland & Liechtenstein honors projects that make a sustainable contribution to climate protection. It focuses on ideas, schemes and concepts that
contribute to cutting CO2 emissions by reducing resource consumption, improving energy efficiency or bringing about changes in behavior.

Prizes are awarded in three categories: «Buildings & Housing», «Production & Consumption» and «Transport & Mobility». Private individuals, SMEs, startups, local authorities, institutions, clubs and associations as well as national and international companies that have a head office in or are resident in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein are eligible to take part.


To take part and for detailed information visit: www.climateprize.zurich.ch

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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd are responsible for dealing with the commercial and personal lines of the Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Zurich Switzerland is one of the largest insurers in Switzerland and appears on the market under the names Zurich and Zurich Connect.

Zurich Insurance Group is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as  well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational orporations. Zurich employs about 55,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZURVY) which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

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