swissnex China Newsletter October 2016
venture leaders China 2016 Is With Us Now
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Newsletter October 2016
venture leaders China 2016 Is With Us Now

Have you seen our first MOOC yet? Some of our stakeholders said it's really helpful. Below is another video featuring Swiss students' unforgettable experience in south China - a very good recap of this year's China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC). Last week we received the first healthcare UAS-delegation to China, who continued their trip to Japan and South Korea. In fact, the most exciting program of the month is happening now! Yes, we are touring with the ten hand-picked high tech venture leaders in north China (Beijing & Tianjin) to meet with local experts, coaches, and investors. They are coming to Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong in the following six days for more exploration. 
Video | The First CHIC Documentary
venture leaders China 2016 Is With Us Now
On the evening of Oct. 25, a special reception was hosted by the  H.E. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Ambassador of Switzerland to China, in the residence of Swiss Embassy in Beijing, to welcome the 10 venture leaders coming to China for their 10-days intensive business development trip. Before this evening, the 10 entrepreneurs already had one pitch event and an experience-sharing workshop with Swiss entrepreneurs who already established their business in China, talking about intellectual property issues and marketing strategies. After visiting several companies in Tianjin, they will need to devote themselves again in three pitch events in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong - time goes fast and they need to impress the country as much as they could!
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Collaborative Opportunities
Nestlé China is sponsoring Urban Entrepreneurs: Smart Your City Workshop, Nov. 19th, Shanghai

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 organising an ideation workshop on Nov. 19 in Shanghai. Over 40 participants including industry professionals, researchers, and data experts will work as different teams to contribute their ideas.

Nestlé China is going to sponsor the team with the best idea to Geneva for prototyping.
How We Explore and Engage With Our Community
From Oct. 14th to 21st, the Sino-Swiss Zhenjiang Ecological Industrial Park held the 3rd Swiss program on its campus. Various activities included conferences with experts, events with artists, a carnival with a live show and a Zhenjiang International Marathon, where the team of Swiss interns and students have also participated to the race of 7 km.
On Oct. 12th, the second International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Seminar was held at Shanghai University of Engineering Science. Pascal Marmier, CEO of swissnex China, gave a keynote about innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland. There were a lot of discussions about the Swiss entrepreneur ecosystem and the drive behind the country's highly competitive economy. 
On Oct. 23rd, our Beijing team dedicated this year’s Swiss day to Peking University’s international culture festival, where the embassy interns run an interactive booth on Switzerland’s innovation culture. The Swiss booth, which took up the biggest floor space that day, contained of an exhibition, videos and quiz corner where visitors had the chance to try some Swiss chocolate. The booth attracted hundreds of visitors and was a great success.
The Canton of Neuchâtel gave four high school students the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Shanghai. They arrived on Aug. 29th to start their adventure in China. Every morning during weekdays, they attended to Chinese lessons to improve their language skills. During the afternoons and weekends, they had time to discover Shanghai and its surroundings. Read more
In order to create something special, you need the right amount of good ingredients. On the occasion of the Swiss Alumni Gathering held on Oct. 21st at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing, around 100 alumni learned how to mix the perfect drinks with coffee during a coffee work shop hosted by Nespresso. Networking with peers from student's time, having discussions on latest developments and future trends over a glass of Swiss wine and some culinary delights - sounds like the perfect mix! 
On Oct. 21st, our CEO Pascal Marmier was presenting the swissnex support at the International Symposium on Neurological Aspects of Translation and Interpretation at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU). The Symposium is the opening event of the "Interdisciplinary Research Center" at the Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation at SISU. A new initiative of co-training professional translators with interdisciplinary know-how between University of Geneva and SISU with aspects of translators is planned to launch in the end of 2016. 
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