Press release 20.06.2022

Technology world ENTER receives prestigious support

The Swiss section of the world’s largest technical professional organization, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) becomes a cooperation partner of the technology world ENTER. This was decided by the General Assembly in Solothurn last Friday, June 17th, 2022. With the IEEE, the technology world ENTER receives another important supporter.

The General assembly in the H4 Hotel and the subsequent aperitif on the right at the river Aare impressed the members of the IEEE. But Solothurn has other beautiful prospects to offer: The technology world ENTER (from 2023 in Derendingen) has been very popular and has been classified as extremely relevant for the promotion of young people and the documentation of the history of technology. The efforts were hailed by the board as an important initiative with international appeal. And that’s how the participants of the General Assembly meeting saw it too. They followed the proposal of the board to support the technology world ENTER.

Together for the next generation

In addition to the financial amount, the decision is above all the starting signal for cooperation in terms of network, youth development and the promotion of women in technical professions. “IEEE is an important partner for us, since we are networked with experts from the electronics industry worldwide,” explains Violetta Vitacca, head of ENTER. The President of IEEE Switzerland, Thomas Hanselmann, also sees the potential of the cooperation: “In the technology world ENTER we can get in touch with young professionals and use the platform as a meeting place for our members.” After all, IEEE has over 400,000 members worldwide – in Switzerland there are almost 2,500. All IEEE members receive free entry to the ENTER technology world and benefit from discounts on services relating to data digitization and repairs.

From the history of technology to expert talks

However, the cooperation between ENTER and IEEE is not new. The conference held in spring 2022 to mark the 100th anniversary of radio in Switzerland was supported by IEEE. The cooperation decision now available provides for further such events to be jointly organized and carried out in the future. The regular meeting of the emeritus IEEE members (IEEE Life Member) will also take place in the technology world ENTER and bring top-class scientists and experts together with the audience. In addition, IEEE recommends ENTER to its members as the first point of contact for the storage and preservation of artefacts relevant to the history of technology.

About Technology World ENTER

For more than 10 years, the ENTER Museum in Solothurn has been showing the history of computers and consumer electronics using a well-established collection throughout Switzerland – from the first radio station to today’s computers. The museum in Solothurn will close in winter 2022/2023. More information:

About IEEE

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Stiftung ENTER, Zuchwilerstrasse 33, 4500 Solothurn, 032 621 80 52

Violetta Vitacca, CEO ENTER,

IEEE, Thomas Hanselmann, Chair Swiss Section,

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From left to right: Alexis Ponchon, Secretary │ Hugo Wyss, Chair LMAG │ Maria-Alexandra Paun, Past Chair │ Sara Grassi, Past Secretary/Webmaster │ Danilo Zanatta, Past Treasurer │ Felix Kunz, Chair ENTER │ Violetta Vitacca, CEO ENTER │ Thomas Hanselmann, Chair │ Luca Dalessandro, Vice-Chair │ Mathieu Coustans, Treasurer