swissnex China Newsletter July 2016
Summer Is For Discovery
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Newsletter July 2016
Summer Is For Discovery

Summer is for discovery. This month we have been busy with programs such as Innokick and CHIC (China Hardware Innovation Camp), to help them discovering China and what drives the country from various perspective, particularly its hardware industry in Shenzhen - a city known as the Silicon Valley of Hardware from a recent documentary produced by Wired. Meanwhile, we are continuing our digital exploration with Prodygia, our knowledge partner, to bring our expertise online. Below you will find our first podcast, an interview with Ms. Lyon, State Councilor and Head of Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton Vaud, who shared her opinions with us regarding why Switzerland and China should be partners for collaboration in higher education, after her workshop in swissnex China.
swissnex China podcast - China Can Learn From Swiss Experience With Education
A Closer Look at Our Activities
China Hardware Innovation Camp CHIC 2016

China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) is a hands-on program bringing engineering, business, and design students from Ã‰cole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, University of Lausanne UNIL, and Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne ECAL, together working on their business ideas from scratch (in Switzerland) to fast prototyping (in China). This year, as the seconde edition of the program, four student teams were selected and they were lucky to get a dive into China's hardware innovation scene and actualize their prototypes in two weeks.

Read more about CHIC 2016
Swiss Innovation Day at ShanghaiTech

ShanghaiTech, July 20 - various booths were set up and many activities were organised on the scene to showcase Swiss culture, its educational system and the cooperation with oversea universities on innovation. Along with the purpose of expressing our thanks and celebrating the partnership between ShanghaiTech University and swissnex China, we thus gathered together on a hot, bright summer day. Read more

Collaborative Opportunities
Seedstars Shanghai, August 25

Looking for the best startups from Shanghai to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Shanghai 2016. Apply here

Sino-Swiss Service Design Workshop, September 1
General Manager of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Shanghai and CEO of Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva together with Wallis School of Tourism will present the service concept in the context of new Sino-Swiss relationship in tourism. A group of "Service Design Academy" students from Wallis will work on the topic with their peers form Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Details here
2016 All Swiss Alumni Gathering (5th Anniversary) in Shanghai, September 10

Our annual All Swiss Alumni Gathering together with the Opening Ceremony of Chinese Returnees from Swiss Universities and Schools is open to all alumni, from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, and Business Schools, who live and work in China.

If you haven't received the invitation, please contact Ms. Linda LOU.

How We Explore and Engage With Our Community

On July 12, the second edition of Shanghai Open Data Apps (SODA) Competition was opened in Tongji University. Under the main theme of City Safety, applicants are invited to develop innovative apps and services based on the data resources provided by the organizing committee. As one of the strategic partners of SODA, our CEO Pascal Marmier was invited to address the speech on Swiss innovation and practices in open data fields. 

Interdisciplinary Master Students from Innokick- HES-SO was with us!
Initiated by the HES-SO and Canton de Vaud, Innokick is the first interdisciplinary master’s program in Switzerland that brings together students from Business, Engineering, and Design. A two-week field trip in China was facilitated by swissnex China and activities were organized with partners in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Read more 
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