swissnex China Newsletter August 2016
Moving Forward Into the Golden Season
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Newsletter August 2016
Moving Forward Into the Golden Season

Summer has come to an end and our busy season is just about to start. After receiving delegations from Confucius Institute at the University of Basel and IMD MBA group, our several key events/projects will take place during the fall, including the annual alumni gathering, venture leaders China, Lift, as well as another fintech event. As the highlight of the internationalization strategy of Swiss universities of applied sciences (UAS), a delegation of health care experts from various Swiss UAS is coming to visit China, Japan and Korea, on the topic “healthy aging”. Thanks to the support of Gebert Rüf Stiftung, a platform evolved from China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) will be launched soon too. To present our Swiss academic stakeholders their opportunities in China, we are going to release an online course explaining the country's on-going education reform as well as a "how-to" guide when it comes to collaborating with their Chinese counterparters.
We are looking for projects and participants to a one-day ideation workshop on Urban Entrepreneurship on November 19th 2016 in Shanghai. The best project will be invited to join the Lift Prototyping Lab in Geneva in early 2017. Entrepreneurs, designers, artists, developers, students, or anyone with cool ideas that could contribute to the topic, are welcome to check details and apply via here
venture leaders China 2016, Oct. 24 - Nov. 3

Ten new Swiss startups selected to conquer China and its investors in 2016
One of the selected startups, Morphotonix (from left to right: Dr. Vaida Auzelyte, CTO and Dr. Veronica Savu, CEO)
©Tina Sturzenegger/venturelab

10 new Swiss startups forming the “Swiss national startup team” are ready to conquer China in October 2016. The 10 high-tech entrepreneurs have been carefully selected among more than 60 high profile applications. They win an intense business development trip to Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, organized by venturelab and swissnex China. They will meet local investors, dive into China’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and learn about the opportunities of doing business there. Details here

Join the kick-off event to discover the "Swiss startup path" to China on Sept. 8th, Zurich
Event Recap|Seedstarts Shanghai 2016
This year, we are glad to support this great event again on Aug. 25. It was exciting to see eight high quality startups in diverse industries pitching in front of investors to win an opportunity to Switzerland. The winner is C-Lap,  a dynamic startup using decades of research as the basis for their online learning platform for children aged under 6. Read more
Collaborative Opportunities
2016 All Swiss Alumni Gathering (5th Anniversary) in Shanghai, Sept. 10th

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. Register via here

Cybersecurity event at swissnex China: stakes and challenges from strategic, operational and business perspectives, Sept. 19th

Professor Solange Ghernaouti at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne,  who founded the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group, is going to offer a state-of-the-art analysis on main stakes and challenges of cybersecurity for business organisations. Details here

Neuchâtel Students explore Shanghai, Aug. 27 - Oct. 9

Four Swiss high school students are participating in a 6-week discovery program in Shanghai, which is an official project announced by the local Government of Neuchâtel. This project will allow the students to get an immersive experience in China by staying with Chinese local families and learning Chinese languages at the same time.

How We Explore and Engage With Our Community
Organised by SUPSI and ZHAW, Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) China module introduces their students a direct, on site experience of the Chinese market for the Swiss industries. 18 industrial visits were organized this summer and the companies covering different sectors like electronics hardware, shoes, medical instruments, watches, machine tools and tooling, textile machines, plastics, logistics, etc.
A dozen of Swiss interns, students as well as few staffs from Swiss Center Shanghai and swissnex China has gathered for the opening ceremony of the ICL Cup in Shanghai. swissnex China has been supporting ICL Cup since the launch of the program and it has been a great pleasure to see how Swiss young people take China as a important destination for their career development.
Interview with Ms. Laure Gremion
Watch it on YouTube

Laure is a Swiss industrial designer who is doing her artist in residency program in Swatch Art Peace Hotel for the moment. She released her new design of two bags at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin in June 2016. Here is her website.
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