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June 11-13 |Shanghai| Apply by February 28, 2019

Join CES Asia 2019, the premier event for the consumer technology industry in China & Asia with High-Tech companies, from cutting edge startups to leading global brands, visited by Global industry experts, executives, and tech customers, government officials, media and key opinion leaders. As part of the Swiss Startup Pavilion you will be offered free booth space, pitching opportunities and great exposure among other benefits. Interested? Please share some information about your startup and its product and service and explain your motivation to join CES Asia in an email to Learn more  ➠

EVENTS | Our events in Shanghai and beyond
EVENT | Shadow Banking in China. Understanding the Chinese Banking Environment
January 23 | swissnex China

Shadow banking is a topic that might sound shady for most of the people. However, it is not necessarily something bad. In fact, it has been part of the financial system in many countries. It is all activities related to credit intermediation, liquidity and maturity transformation that takes place outside the regular banking system. Before 2015, entrusted loans constituted the largest component of China’s shadow banking. Now the largest component of China’s shadow banking is Wealth Management Products. What are those things and why this shift happens? We will discover the reasons for fast growth and the risks linked to this in the keynote speech. Learn more and register ➠

PARTNER EVENT|How Digital Transformation is Re-shaping China's Economy and Society?
SwissCham|January 11|Four Seasons Shanghai (PUXI)

Due to the leading ICT industry capacity, extremely vigorous and autonomous internet service and vast market scale, China has been the top digital markets on par with the US. Digital transformation and industry upgrade have been identified as a Top government strategy to better position China in the globalization event. How well does China digital economy run as of today? What the national strategy like “Made in China 2025”, “Internet plus” will do to change the industry landscape? 
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PARTNER EVENT|Recycle today for a better tomorrow
SwissCham|January 17|TES-AMM

Recycling is becoming a hot topic for individuals as well as for companies. To see how recycling in China works, we invite you to join us for a visit to the TES-AMM recycling factory. TES-AMM is active worldwide and provides environmentally compliant recycling solutions, asset recovery as well as onsite data destruction. With the example of Nespresso coffee capsules, you will be shown how these aluminum products are recycled and how it is possible to turn trash into assets that can be reused and help to protect the environment by minimizing waste.  
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OPEN POSITIONS|Join Us in Shanghai!

Are you an ambitious and self-driven young professional looking to boost your career?
Join our dynamic team in Shanghai!

Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Junior Project Manager (Internship)
6 months | Deadline:  closing | Start: Feb 2019 | Apply  ➠

Communications, Junior PR & Comms Manager (Internship)
6 months | Deadline:  closing | Start: Feb 2019 | Apply  ➠

Science Outreach / Comms, Junior Project Manager (Internship) 
6 months | Deadline:  Jan 15, 2018 | Start: Mar 2019 | Apply  ➠

NEWS & RECAP | The latest scoop from swissnex China
RECAP|swissnexDay'18: Unchaining the Blockchain in Zurich
December 11 | Careum Auditorium, Zurich

swissnex China was proud to have organized the annual event of the swissnex Network in collaboration with State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), fostering ground-breaking discussions on the regulations, opportunities, threats and challenges surrounding the topic of Blockchain and offering a unique opportunity for the swissnex Swiss partners and Blockchain actors to meet the Swiss global network for education, research and innovation. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Future of Money series: Sino-Swiss Luncheon Talk on Blockchain Trends
October 25 | Shanghai

Continuing the Future of Money series, swissnex China co-organized ‘Blockchain Bites’, our first Blockchain luncheon. The speakers were Dr. Wei Cheng, Co-Founder of ChainFunder and Quentin Reyes, Junior Project Leader on Blockchain at swissnex China. They both focused on the latest blockchain trends and perspectives in Switzerland and China.   Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Intellectual Property Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest Global 2018, Swiss Chapter
October 26 | Guangzhou

Guided by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information technology, the event is an entrepreneurial and innovation contest originated in China, aiming to bridge splendid ideas and innovation from overseas to the promising China market. The competition offers selected startups a business development week in China, including meetings with Chinese companies, industry clusters and investors in multiple cities across China. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Gathering of Woman Entrepreneurs Working in Innovation
November 21-22 | Guangzhou

Titled with "Innovation and Growth: Women Empowerment to Win the Future", the 2018 International Summit of Women Entrepreneurs had strong speakers present, such as for example Maya Morsy, President of National Council for Women of the Arab Republic of Egypt; GUAN Yuxiang, Founder of ORG Packaging Co., Ltd.; Sophia Slingerland, Founder of Atelier Phi-I; Joy Tan, President of Global Media Communications at Huawei Technologies; Jet Jing, President of Tmall, Alibaba Group; and MENG Xiaosi, Chairwoman of China Woman’s Development Foundation. 
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RECAP|Celebration of swissnex China’s 2018!
December 2|swissnex China, Shanghai

On December 4, swissnex China celebrated a successful 2018, its 10th anniversary. The party was held to thank all our partners and friends. The event featured a lucky draw and a live performance by Ban Lei (stage name ‘BANBANBANBAN’), Chinese computer sound designer. A big thank you to everyone for this magnificent year and we hope that 2019 will be even more successful! 
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RECAP|2018 Year-End Events & Insights
December 4-7 |Shanghai

While the year is coming to the end, the technology community in Shanghai is still going strong, and as such swissnex China had the pleasure of being invited to a few conferences and events about various tech related topics: Plug and Play - China 2018 Winter Summit held the Fintech Selection Day and Supply Chain Technologies Focus Day; and FEA-Consulting presented the The Finners City 2018 Digital Finance Summit. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|How Does China Drive Innovation and How Switzerland can Leverage from it?
December 7 | Geneva

swissnex China's CEO Felix Moesner gave a talk on "How Does China Drive Innovation and How Switzerland Can Leverage from It?". His deep dive into the foundations of innovation in China included "Made in China 2025", his insights on what we can learn from ‘China speed’ and what his team at swissnex China does to connect the dots between Switzerland and China in education, research and innovation.  
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RECAP|A new source of Innovation has emerged in southwest China
December 13 | Chongqing

swissnex China was invited to attend the SSBICom (Sino-Swiss Business Incubation Competition). The SSBIcom gathered startups from the Zurich Area and gave the opportunity to the startups to present their company. On the following day happened the Opening Ceremony of SinoSwiss Technopark, which is to attract Swiss SMEs from a variety of industry sectors which, with the help of a Chinese partner, would like to find their way to the Southwest of China. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|ETH Zurich Alumnus Basile Verhulst's lecture
December 14 | swissnex China, Shanghai

Organized by the ETH Zurich and EPFL Alumni Shanghai Chapters, the ETH and EPFL alumni gathered in Shanghai and listened to Basile Verhulst's story of his 16-months and 18’000 km long bicycle journey from Paris to Hong Kong. During his presentation, Basile told us some stories about the native people in different countries, about their culture, their language, and some funny facts. He mentioned that his two biggest problems during the trip were to find a place where he can put up his tent and to obtain the visas for the different countries. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|The future Landscape of Design
December 16 | HOW Museum, Shanghai

As a part of “The First World Symposium for Fashion. Jewellery. Accessories” (WoSoF). The conference was hosted by the College of Design and Innovation of Tongji University in Shanghai, in collaboration with Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) and other design institutions around the world. 17 speakers gathered in HOW Design Center to discuss the new trends of sustainability and digitalization in design and share their research projects about how these new contexts influence the curation and management. Learn more  ➠

  • NEWS  The ETH Domain Institutes rank third in a selection of international institutions in terms of the percentage of World Class patents in 17 technologies across the fields of data, materials, systems, Life Sciences and energy. The analysis also revealed that China has overtaken Europe in many technological domains when it comes to patents. Learn more  ➠
  • NEWS  Since the venture leaders China trip in September 2018, Cellestia Biotech AG has been able to gain traction with Chinese investors. In December, Cellestia successfully closes Series A financing round, raising a total of CHF 20 million. A significant portion of this round came from Chinese VC funds. Learn more  ➠
  • INTERVIEW In a recent interview, University of Zurich's Vice President Christian Schwarzenegger mentioned that the university is aiming at greater cooperation with China in science, clean energy, sustainable finance and medicine, including Chinese traditional medicine, pharmaceuticals, neuroscience, and cancer research. Learn more  ➠

PARTNERS| News from our friends and networks
  • StartuptickerSwiss Startup Radar 2018 / 2019 shows that the growing importance of startups is a global megatrend, and in Switzerland too the number of startup companies has grown rapidly in recent years: Between 2002 and 2011, the number of new startups quadrupled and since then has been at the level of about 300 new companies per year. Learn more  ➠
  • SwissCham  Swiss Ball 2019 - Call for SponsorsThe annual Swiss Ball in Shanghai will be held at the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, on April 13. Learn more  ➠
  • Call for InternshipSwissCham is looking for a Marketing Assistant in Shanghai (CN Nationality).  Learn more and apply  ➠

swissnex around the World
  • swissnex Boston|USI & SNSF Night in NY: swissnex Boston invited friends and alumni of the USI Università della Svizzera italiana and SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation for an evening of conversations, presentations and culinary delight.
  • swissnex Brazil Belas Ciências (Fine Sciences): The exhibition Belas Ciências, organized by swissnex Brazil, presents to the Brazilian public a selection of images of the SNSF Scientific Image Competition 2018.
  • swissnex IndiaLearning from Avatars: Researching social interactions and training interpersonal skills in virtual reality on January 16.
  • swissnex San Franciscoswissnex Demo Day: Meet the startups from the swissnexSF Startup Camp and expect an evening filled with demos, pitches, networking, and a chance to gain insights into Switzerland’s strong startup ecosystem at the heart of Europe on February 13.
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