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swissnex China November 2019 Newsletter     EVENTS NEWS RECAP PARTNERS SNX NETWORK
STARTUPS  |  Call for 24 #SwissTech Startups to Join CES ASIA 2020!
June 10-12, 2020|Shanghai New International Expo Center

At CES Asia 2019 our primely-located, 300sqm Pavilion was joined by 22 startups, who were honored with a record 6 CES Innovation Awards. The #SwissTech Pavilion offers an ideal platform for Swiss startups to find  partners, funding and enhance visibility. A separate exclusive pitching event will be held with multi-$B investors. CES ASIA, in the same vein as CES Las Vegas, is the premier event for the consumer electronics industry, showcasing the latest innovation from all over the world. Only 24 spots available The #SwissTech Pavilion at CES Asia 2020 is organized by swissnex China in partnership with Presence Switzerland, and many more to be announced soon. Learn more and register ➠

EVENTS | Our events in Shanghai and beyond
CAFE DES SCIENCES  |  Semiotics through New Media Art
November 21|swissnex China office, Shanghai

For the eleventh Café des Sciences, we have invited Andreas Gysin, a designer from Lugano, Switzerland and the current reseidency artist at Chronus Art Center. Semiotics is the study of sign process (semiosis), which is any form of activity, conduct, or any process that involves signs, including the production of meaning. A sign is anything that communicates a meaning, that is not the sign itself, to the interpreter of the sign. The meaning can be intentional such as a word uttered with a specific meaning, or unintentional, such as a symptom being a sign of a particular medical condition. Signs can communicate through any of the senses, visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or taste. Mr Gysin will discuss his work on signage systems. Learn more and register ➠

STARTUP  |  Venture Leaders Fintech 2019
November 3 - 9 | Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Venture Leaders Fintech 2019, co-organized by Venturelab and swissnex China, will take place from November 3rd to 9th and will include workshops, investors meetings and public events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The roadshow offers the startups unparalleled exposure and insight into the Chinese market, along with learning about funding opportunities, how corporate affairs work, pitching to investors and getting insights from experts. Learn more ➠
EXHIBITION|Photo-Synthesis Exhibition @ TASIES 2019
November 02 - 28|National Museum of China

At the TASIES 2019 (The Tsinghua University’s Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium), swissnex China supports the Photo-Synthesis Exhibition, a poetical series of artwork presented by Compáz that demonstrates solar energy from a technological as well as artistic perspective. The installations will be exhibited simultaneously at two spots in Beijing: first, at the TASIES 2019 at the National Museum of China; second, at the Art Factory Café in 798 Art Zone. Free and no RSVP required. Learn more ➠

EVENT|The Causes of Air Pollution in China and Ways to Reduce it
November 15|swissnex China

In collaboration with the ETH Alumni Shanghai Chapter, swissnex China has invited Dr. Li Yonghua, Director of New Energy at North China Electric Power University to present various causes of air pollution and ways to limit it through the use of emission-reducing technologies in the Chinese energy industry. Learn more ➠

NEWS & RECAP | The latest scoop from swissnex China
JOB NOTICE|We are hiring!

Are you an ambitious young graduate looking to connects the dots between Switzerland and China? Join our dynamic team in Shanghai!

Junior Project Manager Academic Relations (Internship)
Jan 1, 2020 until Jun 30, 2020 (6 months)
@ swissnex China, Shanghai 
| Learn More and apply ➠

Junior Project Manager Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Internship)
Feb 1, 2020 until Jul 31, 2020 (6 months)
@ swissnex China, Shanghai 
 Learn More and apply ➠


RECAP|Art & Science Dualism
August 25|Chronus Art Center, Shanghai

Supported by Pro Helvetia and swissnex China, the educational program of the Open Codes exhibition at Chronus Art Center had its first speaker – Boris Magrini on August 25. Dr. Boris Magrini earned his PhD in art history at the University of Zurich. He is now a curator at HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel), organizing exhibitions, performances, and talk-series that foster transdisciplinary dialogues between arts and sciences. Learn More ➠

RECAP|Changhzhou National Hi-Tech District Signs MoU with swissnex China
September 26|Changzhou National Hi-Tech District

On September 26, 2019, Sino-Swiss International Industrial Innovation Park (Changzhou) commenced operations in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND), Jiangsu province, China. Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) is located in the north part of Changzhou city, taking a central location in the Yangtze River Delta and enjoying a convenient transportation network. CND has successfully attracted more than 1,800 foreign-invested enterprises. Learn More  ➠

RECAP|Fireside Chat: Survive, Embrace and Go Beyong with ETH Alumnus Bertran Sennwald
September 27|swissnex China, Shanghai

Mr. Bertran Sennwald, the Design Director at Shanghai Design Development, elaborated on his growth experience in Shanghai and introduced many of his intricate architectural projects. Among them are the unique facede design of Shanghai Yuanshen Financial Tower in Pudong Lujiazui; the future development of huge high-rise building projects in Wuhan; as well as a novel 3D chess system, Einsteinmill, designed to facilitate children’s critical thinking skill.  Learn More  ➠

RECAP|Meeting the Future - a Collaboration between HEAD, Tongji, Qingdao and SxV MoMA
October 2|Qingdao SxC MoMA

On October 2, the Meeting the Future exhibition officially launched at Qingdao SxV MoMA. The opening entailed a round table discussion with Professor Sun Jie from Tongji University, Professor Elizabeth Fischer from Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD), Professor Bogki Min from Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, new media artist Mr. Tian Xiao Lei, and Ms. Huan from London Fashion Museum — five exceptionally talented individuals from different cultures and regions of the world shared their opinions on art globalization as well as sustainability within the art space.  Learn More  ➠

RECAP|Swiss French-Speaking Alumni Event at the Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva
October 16|Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva

On October 8, the Confucius Institute at UNIGE hosted the fifth meeting of the Swiss French-speaking alumni in China. Gérald Béroud, President of the French-speaking section of the Swiss-Chinese Association, Béatrice Ferrari, Head of Bilateral Relations at the SERI and swissnex China representative, Jeyanthy Geymeier, representative of the Alumni Association of Lausanne University, as well as Basile Zimmermann, Director of the Confucius Institute, welcomed the thirty participants to this event. sinologists Estelle Niklès van Osselt of the Fondation Baur gave a speech on her experience as an alumna.  Learn More  ➠

RECAP|Successful Gathering of University of Zurich Alumni in Shanghai
October 21|swissnex China & Kartel, Shanghai

October 21, 2019 was a great opportunity for the alumni of the University of Zurich to meet and toast past and future times. We were delighted to welcome an Executive MBA delegation from the University of Zurich to our Shanghai office in the afternoon. The EMBA program of the University of Zurich offers upper level executives a cutting-edge, advanced interdisciplinary management training. The program includes study visits to China, India and the USA. Learn More ➠

RECAP|Café des Sciences: Lives in Our Water
October 21|swissnex China, Shanghai

On October 21, the tenth Café des Sciences: Lives in Our Water took place at the swissnex China office. Ms. Xueying Mao, the Chief Representative of rqmicro AG China Office, gave an exceptionally educational presentation on water safety and legionella detection technologies. rqmicro AG is actively working together with China CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) on a 2-year project to validate its innovative method for rapid Legionella and Salmonella testing in water samples. Learn More ➠

RECAP|Interdisciplinary Look into the Future
October 25-26|Shanghai International Studies University

The 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting, organized by Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation (GIIT) of SISU and strongly supported by University of Geneva and swissnex China, was held from October 25th to 26th at SISU. Swiss speakers included Vice President Stéphane Berthet,Vice Rector, UNIGE, Prof. Jean-Marie Annoni, University of Fribourg, Prof. Alessandra Fioravanti, UNIGE, Prof. Gary Massey, Director, ZHAW and Prof. Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, Chair of Interdisciplinary Research Center, SISU.  Learn More  ➠

RECAP|Strong Interest in Switzerland's Education System
October 26-27|Fudan University & China Education Fair

On October 25, 2019 the European Education Fair took place at Fudan University, and on October 26 and 27, 2019 the China Education Expo took place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Both events strengthened Switzerland’s competitiveness by drawing attention to its first-class universities. The two happenings were very successful, attracting top Chinese students to apply for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at one of Switzerland’s leading institutions. Learn More ➠

WELCOME!|Marvin Grass
Junipr Project Manager Energy Innovation

Marvin finished his business and economics studies at the University of Bern last year. He then worked in Laos for 7 months for a research centre from Switzerland. Before starting his work for swissnex he came to China twice: for an exchange in Hong Kong and a one month language course at the University of Wuhan. Marvin is currently preparing for the Sino-Swiss Energy Innovation Forum (SSEIF) which will take place in Shanghai March 16 -18, 2020.
Learn more about SSEIF  ➠

  • NOBEL PRIZE|Two Swiss Scientists Awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics|On October 8, 2019, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Canadian-American James Peebles for their groundbreaking work on cosmology and exoplanet. Learn more  ➠
  • RANKINGS|Swiss Universities Maintain Top Rankings in US News 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings. The world’s top 1,500 universities have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Once again, Switzerland is at the forefront. Learn more  ➠
  • STARTUPS|The Chinese Edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Magazine is out!|On October 16, 2019, the Chinese edition of Top 100 Swiss Startup Magazine is officially released, which is made possible with the support from Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) and Shanghai Blockchain Technology Association. The Top 100 Swiss Startup organized by Venturelab is the annual reference on the world shapers of tomorrow comprising leading Swiss startups and entrepreneurs. Learn more  ➠

PARTNERS | News from our friends and networks

PARTNER|St Gallen Symposium Essay Competition

St. Gallen Symposium is organizing Global Essay Competition where graduate and post-graduate students can qualify for an all-expenses-covered participation in the annual conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The top three of the 100 selected participants will have the opportunity of presenting their ideas in front of a world-renowned audience and share in the prize of CHF 20’000. Learn more  ➠

PARTNER|ETH MSc Program in Science, Technology and Policy

Do you hold an undergraduate degree in natural sciences or engineering (including mathematics and architecture) and want to tackle today’s grand societal challenges? Check out this four semester (120 ECTS) interdisciplinary specialised master's degree programme taught in English at ETH Zürich. Learn more  ➠

PARTNER|Winter Program 2020 by University of Fribourg

Winter Program by the University of Fribourg in February 2020 is open to bachelor and master students. On top of the first week for cultural exposure, the second week offers lessons in the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, of which the disciplines spamming Business, Economics, Management and Communication. Learn more  ➠

swissnex around the World
  • swissnex Boston|Swiss Science Jam: Student Biology TalksJoin student teams from EPFL, ETH, UNIGE and UZH as they recap their 2019 iGEM projects – all revolving around advancements in synthetic biology. 
  • swissnex BrazilPint of Networking – AIT 2019 allows you to connect with the latest generation of promising Swiss and Brazilian science entrepreneurs. This event will mark the beginning of the AIT Program in Rio de Janeiro, where the selected alumni will attend workshops and present their final Pitch.
  • swissnex IndiaIndo-Swiss symposium on Advances in Pharmacogenomics Strategies In cooperation with Unige and JIPMER, the symposium is oriented towards creating awareness on Pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, applications of pharmacogenomics in various medical disciplines, recent advances in pharmacogenomics.
  • swissnex San FranciscoOpening Night: Sound & Vision, Mélodie Moussetan exhibition of two virtual reality works by Mélodie Mousset: HanaHana 花華 and Sing a Jellyfish. These experiences invite us to enter a world of digital synesthesia that blurs our sense of body and mind. 
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