swissnex China Newsletter May 2016
The Innovation Fever Continues to Spread Fast in China!
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Newsletter May 2016
The Innovation Fever Continues to Spread Fast in China!
Since the beginning of the year, we have received visits of over 20 Swiss startups interested in further connections to China. Some came to visit potential partners while others joined an investment workshop (as the video below presents) we co-organized with sinonex, a group of Chinese tech entrepreneurs based in Zurich. If you are new to do business in China, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Lijun Zhang, our Project Leader Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to get our advice. For June, we are looking forward to a busy month with visits from Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW sabbaticals, Ms. Anne-Catherine Lyon (State Councilor of Vaud) and student or executive groups. Meanwhile, we are planning a tour for Chinese investors and innovators in Switzerland. Stay tuned with us!
Swiss startups pitching at swissnex China_April 2016
Video | A Quick Glance: How We Help Swiss Startups Starting in China
If you have problem viewing this video, please click here.
A Closer Look at Our Service
How We Assist University of St.Gallen Gaining A Full-Scale Presence on Chinese Social Media
University of St.Gallen (HSG) started their first "digital step" in China with us by participating in a pilot project in 2012. After experiencing with Sina Weibo for more than three years, HSG now goes on WeChat - which makes them become the first Swiss university that fully embraces Chinese social media. Starting from this month, you will find the lastest update about HSG through our WeChat official account - in Chinese!
Read more about our story with HSG
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The First Digital Annual Report of swissnex Network
Collaborative Opportunities
Bejing Alumni Summer BBQ 2016, June 3
Details here
venture leaders China 2016 open for application till June 13
Details here
ETH & Tongji MATSim Tutorial in Shanghai, June 14-15
Program China Contact Prof. Lun Zhang
Details here
Switzerland at Taipei 101 by Trade Office of Swiss Industries, June 4-19
Details here
Conference at swissnex China: How to Build Authentic Universities of Applied Science, June 21
Anne-Catherine Lyon, Head of the Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton of Vaud, will offer us a speech in this conference. Details here
Seminar: Innovation/open source hardware and education, during Sino-Swiss Friendship Day in Shenzhen, June 21
Details here
Medtech and Healthcare Startup Tour in India, organized by swissnex India, September 11-16
Details here
How We Explore and Engage With Our Community
We have facilitated a meeting between Basel University Hospital and Shanghai Huashan Hospital during SEBP 2016. A preliminary negotiation of future cooperation has been reached after a smooth discussion. 
VR, robots, and more - check this fun video to have a glimpse of CES Asia this year (if you have problems viewing YouTube video, please click here). Or, read more about how Justin, our junior project leader, enjoyed this event.
Prof. Martin Tauber, Rector of Universität Bern and Philippe Roesle, Project Manager of swissnex mobile visited us. Few meetings were organized to help them explore opportunities with our local partners.
During Swiss Week this year, we had the chance to gather our Swiss universities and schools alumni together again - to enjoy some Swiss cheese and wine to toast on the coming summer. 
Collaboration with Science & Technology Offices in Northeast Asia
We have seen a growing interest from our Swiss stakeholders in discovering digital innovation and medtech in northeast Asia. Among larger companies, the management board of La Poste visited three cities (Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo) in a week of learning and discussing collaboration with innovative companies. Both Science & Technology Office in Seoul and Tokyo have built up a large portfolio of activities and strong teams to explore their rich ecosystem.
If you are interested in working with them, here is the contact info:

Christian Schneider
Head of Science & Technology Office Seoul
Embassy of Switzerland in the Republic of Korea

Matthias Frey
Head of Science & Technology Office Tokyo
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
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