Newsletter November 2015
As this year's last issue , we would like to thank you for your support and let's keep connecting the dots between Switzerland and China!

Our year 2015 in 100 seconds
We are proud to present our highlight events and projects in 2015 during 100 seconds, don't miss it! Find it on YouTube or Youku.
venture leaders China, we have your back!

Collaborated between venturelab and swissnex China, ten selected Swiss-made tech startups finished a ten-day intensive journey to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen this October. In total, eleven events including evening reception, pitching competition, expert coaching and investment meetings were organized. For most of the venture leaders, it’s not only a wonderful study tour as their first time to China, to the Far East , but also a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience and to learn about the Chinese market by interacting with the local business community face to face. Read more

All Swiss Schools and Universities Alumni Gathering

Networking and Swiss innovation were the cornerstones of this year’s All Swiss Schools and Universities Alumni Gathering in Shanghai. It was not a big surprise to see more than 200 guests filled up the venue and if you assemble Swiss alumni – usually a guarantee for extraordinary personal experiences and stories – in Shanghai, the place where networking and socializing are the central features of everyday life – a bustling night is on the schedule. Read more

Hey, welcome on board!
Having a bachelor of science in management, Loris joined the team for a six months internship in collaboration with HEC Lausanne. As a Junior Project Leader, he is supporting projects related to higher education and innovation. He is also representing his faculty in alumni events, acting as the HEC Lausanne ambassador in Shanghai. 

After having obtained her bachelor degree at the University of Bern and spending one year in Shanghai to learn Chinese, Sina is back to China as an exchange student from IHEID Geneva at Fudan University. With her focus on international affairs she joined our team in September for five months and will organize and implement various events related to higher education and innovation and thus help deepen the Sino-Swiss relationship.

Studying in Shanghai International Studies University with a major in Translation Studies, Jingyan Yang joined the team for a six months internship. As an Academic Junior Project Leader, she is helping in projects  to strengthen the connection between higher education and research in China and Switzerland, as well as to coordinate various academic events.

Upcoming Events


Study in Switzerland - Swiss Day at Fudan Univeristy
Details here


SME Seminar: Compliance, Shanghai FTZ, Financing, IP
Details here


Escalade 2015
Details TBC


Big Data for Smart Ideas - swissnexDay'15
Details here

venture leaders China @ Global Pitchfest

A short recap video for the pitch competition. Watch it on Youtube.

Voice from alumni

Check this interview on YouTube or Youku to understand why being a student in Switzerland could be the best experience when you are young.

You Should Know

9 simple facts about e-commerce in China

(click to see the original one)

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The Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation will open a call for exchange grants in December and still have open calls for stepping-stone symposia and workshops. Details here