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EVENTS | Our events in Shanghai and beyond
EVENT | DRONE REVOLUTION: Impact-resistance for Inaccessible Places
with Federico Speziali from Flyability

February 21 | Café des Sciences, swissnex China

Café des Sciences is swissnex China's brand-new lecture series giving spotlight to science and innovation. The free public lecture series will give attendees a glimpse into the innovative and impactful research and projects from Swiss scientists and start-ups in China. The lecture is scheduled to take place every third Thursday each month at swissnex China or our partner spaces. 
Flyability is a Swiss startup building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, inside buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs and solving the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collision and injury risks.
Learn more and register ➠

SwissCham|February 25|Abbey Road, Shanghai

SwissCham is launching their first Swiss Drinks in 2019 to bring the Swiss community together and enjoy a few drinks after work, as well as to better connect with friends and colleagues. The event is also open to anyone interested in exchanging and interacting with the Swiss community.
This edition of the Swiss Drinks will feature a luck draw with a chance to win fantastic prizes.
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NEWS & RECAP | The latest scoop from swissnex China
STARTUP CALL|Join our Swiss Startup Pavilion at CES ASIA 2019!
Application Deadline: March 12, 2019 | Apply Now! Only 24 Spot Available

Be on the lookout for Swiss Unicorns! Following our 2018 success with 4 top awards, the Swiss Startup Pavilion at CES ASIA offers an ideal platform for Swiss startups to find collaboration partners, funding opportunities and enhance their visibility. A separate exclusive pitching event will be held with multi-$B investors. CES ASIA, in the same vein as CES 2019 Las Vegas, is the premier event for the consumer electronics industry, showcasing the latest innovation from all over the world. The Swiss Startup Pavilion at CES ASIA 2019 is organized by swissnex China in partnership with Venturelab, Presence Switzerland, and more to be announced soon. 
Learn more and apply  ➠

RECAP|Final Evaluation and Acceptance Meeting Research Cooperation Between ECUT and SUPSI
December 26 | Fuzhou, Jiangxi

Sino-Swiss cooperation on commercially-viable Mass-Spectrometry (MS): East China University of Technology (ECUT), partners with University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), in developing a serial process for manufacturing and measuring technologies for key components of the mass spectrometry instrumentation  after 3 years of joint research and cooperation. 
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RECAP|swissnex China Takes a Deep Dive into the Future of Logistics with S&TDC
January 14 | Cainiao Future Park, Wuxi

On January 14, swissnex China joined its peers from the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle for its first event in 2019, which was a visit to Alibaba Group's Cainiao Future Park in Wuxi with the largest automated warehouse in China with over 700 robots. Its publicly stated goal for the next 5-10 years is to deliver to anyone in China within 24 hours and internationally in 72 hours. In 2018, it took 2.6 days to deliver the 1042 million parcels ordered during 11.11, the Singles Day.  
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RECAP|swissnex China Visits Landspace: A Pioneer in the Chinese Commercial Aerospace Industry
January 17 | Landspace, Beijing

On January 17, the swissnex China team joined its colleagues from the Section of Science, Education and Technology at the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing for an insightful visit to the Beijing-based Land Space Technology Corporation Ltd., a pioneer in the Chinese private commercial aerospace industry that was founded in 2015 by Tsinghua University. LandSpace conducted the first Chinese private orbital launch on October 27, 2018 with its ZQ-1 rocket and is currently testing the ZQ-2, a medium-scale and low-cost commercial launch vehicle system. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|Successful Launch of the Café des Sciences Event Series with Deep Insights Into Shadow Banking
January 28 | swissnex China, Shanghai

On January 23, swissnex China, in collaboration with the HEC Lausanne, organized an event focused on “Shadow Banking in China” with Prof. Ying Liu, Assistant Professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and an esteemed graduate of HEC Lausanne. It was also the launch of our new “Café des Sciences” event series. Prof. Liu gave an insightful presentation on the Shadow Banking System in China to an engaged audience. Learn more  ➠

RECAP|HEC Lausanne, EPFL and Zhejiang University Establish the China Economics and Finance Center
January 24 | Hangzhou

On January 24, swissnex China participated in an Innovation and Development Dialogue between Sino-Swiss Enterprises and the "Opening Ceremony of the China Economics and Finance Center" in Hangzhou (Zhejiang University). The center was been co-created by Zhejiang University in collaboration with HEC Lausanne and EPFL. The new center aims to generate new partnership between Switzerland and China. Learn more  ➠

Gabriel Bishop

New Junior Project Manager - Academic Relations

Gabriel is a Swiss citizen born in Geneva in 1991. He first came to China in 2014 to take part in an exchange program in International Commercial Law in the context of a Master of Law at the University of Fribourg. He then obtained a Master in China Studies in 2018 from Zhejiang University. His mother tongue is French, and he speaks English and German. He also followed a Chinese language program for a semester at the East China Normal University in Shanghai and is currently learning Italian. In his free time, Gabriel likes to escape to the nature, explore art exhibitions or practice yoga.

  • NEWS  Dean Jay S. Siegel, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) at Tianjin University and former professor and student at University of Zurich, was last year named as one of the "40 most influential foreign experts in the past 40 years since China initiated its policy on reform and opening up" by the China’s Ministry of Science & Technology. Learn more  ➠
  • RANKINGSwitzerland remains the talent champion on the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (published by INSEAD, the ADECCO Group & Tata Communications) for the 6th year in a row and has increased its attractiveness for students, researchers, engineers, executives, managers and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Learn more  ➠
  • RANKINGOnce again Switzerland tops the 'Best Countries' Ranking (published by U.S. News & World Report, BVA Group and The Wharton School), being named 'the best country in the world' for the third year in a row. Strong factors that contributed to this result include: education system, educated population, innovative, entrepreneurship, technological expertise, skilled labor force, connection to the rest of the world, modernity, trendiness as well as friendliness, fun, and quality of life. Learn more  ➠
  • NEWS|Landing on Moon's Dark Side: The China National Space Administration successfully landed its probe "Chang'e 4" on far side of the moon using "autonomous hazard avoidance", an engineering technique of the spacecraft itself choosing a safe place to touch down in treacherous terrain. Learn more  ➠

PARTNERS| News from our friends and networks
PARTNER|Spatial Computing & Mixed Reality Night
Swiss Society of Virtual and Augmented Reality (SSVAR)|
February 13|La Terrasse, Geneva

The SSVAR invites you to attend the launch event of the ICAV (Innovation Center of Advanced Virtuality), a shared workspace to research and develop Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technology, applications and projects. They will present the concept of ICAV by showing the kind of technologies we’re promoting. Magic Leap, a leader in this field, will showcase their new device, the Magic Leap One. Microsoft Hololens, and other virtual reality applications with Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear will also be presented. Learn more and register ➠

PARTNER|Business Development in China: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
HEIG-VD|March 23|Yverdon-les-Bains

Emerging countries in Asia are becoming critical markets for Swiss companies, including those from the Canton of Vaud. China, for instance, has become the third destination for Swiss exporters. Through a cross-cultural lens, a panel of executives and experts will share their insights and provide answers to these questions. The conference offers a unique opportunity for academic, business and public sector leaders to learn from one another and uncover how culture dynamics affect business development.
Learn more and register ➠

PARTNER|2nd Swiss Innovation Road Show
BioTalk|June 12 - 14|Switzerland

BioTalk invites you to come to Switzerland on the «Swiss Innovation Road Show» and meet a selection of Swiss startups and SMEs throughout different innovation cycles, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the cutting-edge Swiss healthcare industry. The road show offers a blended mix, from awarded start-ups to world-leading, innovation-driven SMEs as well as global players and dedicated government representatives.
Learn more and register ➠

  • Job OpportunitySwiss Centers Shanghai is looking for a Deputy General Manager for Shanghai & Tianjin. Position based in Shanghai. Apply by February 15, 2019. Position to be filled March 15, 2019. Learn more and apply  ➠
  • Job Opportunityholo|one is recruiting a Branch Office Manager, to be based at the Sino-Swiss Techno Park in Chongqing. Apply as soon as possible. Position to be filled March 15, 2019. Learn more and apply  ➠
  • Open CallThe Art Institute FHNW Academy of Art and Design is accepting application for its Master in Fine Arts programme. Apply by March 15, 2019. Learn more  ➠

swissnex around the World
  • swissnex Boston|Swiss Science Night 2019: Join swissnex Boston and representatives from Switzerland’s top universities, research institutions and companies for the 9th annual Swiss Sciences Night - an evening of conversation, science and opportunities.
  • swissnex Brazil swissnex Brazil and Oswaldo Cruz Institute sign up Memorandum of Understanding.
  • swissnex IndiaIndia Switzerland Social Innovation Camp: 12 Swiss students participate in a workshop in Bangalore to address two problem statements, with the aim of prototyping a solution.
  • swissnex San Franciscoswissnex Startup Night: Join swissnex SF at Pier 17 for demos from the swissnex SF Startup Camp. 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.
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