swissnex China Newsletter September 2016
Watch Our MOOC On Collaboration With Chinese Universities
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Newsletter September 2016
Watch Our MOOC On Collaboration With Chinese Universities

It is exciting to release the online course "Opportunities for Swiss Universities and Institutes in China" for our Swiss academic stakeholders. We are sure this is THE guide for anyone who is interested to know the opportunities, challenges and approaches when collaborating with Chinese universities and institutes. In October, we will receive the first health care delegation from various Swiss universities of applied sciences. Their tour in China will be focused on “healthy aging” (in Beijing) and "new technology in elderly healthcare" (in Shanghai). Then they will continue their learning expedition to Seoul and Tokyo with our colleagues in the science & technology offices from the Swiss embassies. We are also looking forward to welcoming the dynamic venture leaders China 2016 by the end of next month.
Our first online course | Opportunities for Swiss Universities and Institutes in China
Lift China 2016 | Urban Entrepreneurs:
Smarten Your City Workshop @Shanghai Nov.19

Call for sponsorship
Initiated by Lift, Urban Entrepreneurs is designed to create an urban transversal vision through a series of events to explore new solutions to address urban challenges in food, mobility, energy & environment. swissnex China is glad to be the project's partner in Shanghai to organize an ideation workshop on Nov. 19. We have received over dozen of high quality submissions to the workshop during one month, with proposals from NGO professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, professors as well as data experts.

Now we are calling for sponsorships to help the team with the best proposal to go to Geneva in early 2017 for prototyping. As a sponsor, you could scout new ideas, products and services that can be implemented into your business, send an expert from your company to the ideation workshop and be part of our jury for the final selection. More details could be found here.
Contact us now for sponsorship!
Collaborative Opportunities
First Swiss-Chinese Career Symposium, Oct. 20th, Basel

This career fair is of special interest to Chinese students and scholars in Switzerland, and Swiss employers in Switzerland and China. Swiss enterprises can present their demands for highly qualified Chinese experts with Swiss higher education background, in order to attract these talents to their Swiss headquarters or Chinese branches. Details here

The 3rd Swiss Program in Sino-Swiss Zhenjiang Ecological Industrial Park, Zhenjiang, Oct. 15 - 21

Various events such as an art & Sci-tech exhibition, a carnival as well as a marathon will be held during the week. Strong Swiss elements will be showcased across these events including the official presence of Lugano government. To attend please RSVP.

How We Explore and Engage With Our Community
Interview with Lyla Wu, CEO of UNI_lab
Watch it on YouTube or YouKu

UNI_lab is one of the first fabrication labs with an incubator business model, co-working space and pop-up shop in China. It's CEO, Lyla Wu, who used to live in Switzerland, shared her personal experience as well as her vision regarding how craftsmanship should evolve with the digital trends.
On Sep. 19, Prof. Solange Ghernaouti from HEC Lausanne, who founded the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, offered our community a seminar on Cybersercurity. Here is a cool blog from Maxime, one of the attendees at the seminar, who shared some interesting thoughts with us. 
We supported the first NewCo Festival in Shanghai on Sep.13. Our visitor who works on the China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC), Damien Buchs, joined in the event and said "it is amazing to meet cool Chinese tech entrepreneurs and to discover that the local ecosystem is so different from the rest of the world."
We had a celebration of the 5th anniversary of our All Swiss Alumni Gathering and Opening Ceremony of Chinese Returnees from Swiss Universities and Schools. Check the event's gallery here
Two fun reports from students of Master of Science in Engineering (MSE, Organised by SUPSI and ZHAW) after finishing their China module in the program. Feel free to have a look at one or another. As usual, experiencing China is beyond words.
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