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Swissnex in China October 2022 Newsletter    EVENTS NEWS RECAPPARTNERS |SWISSNEX

 Important Notice 
Dear subscribers based in Switzerland, you would have already received the first issue of our brand new Swissnex Global Newsletter! Please note that if you wish to continue getting specific updates from China, please don’t forget to re-subscribe by October 31. ➠ Re-subscribe to Swissnex in China Newsletter 

EVENTS | Our events in Shanghai and beyond

Swiss Alumni China 2022

November 25
INLET, Bldg 6, Youxitang, Hongkou District, Shanghai

Last year, Swissnex in China officially represented all Swiss Public Universities in China and hosted the annual grand soirée with 375 Alumni from 25 Swiss Public Universities. Join us this year on November 25 at the largest annual gathering of Swiss Public University Alumni in China! An evening of networking, drinks, and nostalgia for past and present students of Swiss public universities based in China. This year's Swiss Alumni China will be held at the Swiss Pop-up House organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai.​ ➠ Learn more and RSVP

Call for Startups @ China Hi-Tech Fair 2022

Apply by Oct 15, 2022
Shenzhen, China

We are extending the application deadline for startups who would like to participate at the China Hi-Tech Fair virtually! Our swisstech presence, both online and offline, offers startups the opportunity to raise brand exposure to a huge Chinese audience, arrange high-quality 1-1 meetings with potential partners, and receive immersive audience interaction with the promotional video spotlight on the touch screen. Don't miss the final chance to join our swisstech cohort at China Hi-Tech Fair!  ➠ Learn more and apply now

 Education Expo 

Swiss University Pavilion @ China Education Expo 2022

October 29, Shanghai
November 11-12, Beijing

Swissnex in China will represent Swiss public universities at the Swiss Pavilion of China Education Expo 2022, China’s flagship event for student recruitment. The Education Expo is to be held in Shanghai on Oct 29 and Beijing from  Nov 11-12 this year. We will be glad to answer visitors’ questions about studying and living in Switzerland and to showcase the variety and the quality of the curricula as well as the excellency of Swiss higher education and research.
➠ Learn more and register

 Art x Science Dialogues 
Shaping the Art-Science Collaborations

October 31, 2022
Webinar via Zoom

Collaborations between artists and scientists are underway all around the world. How can artists and scientists come together in collaborations that will benefit all players? What’s the process of curating art-science programs, and how do they communicate to the public? Join us in the upcoming Art x Science Dialogues lecture to explore these questions and get insights from experts in Switzerland and China. ➠ Learn more and register

NEWS & RECAP | The latest scoop from Swissnex in China
 Recap  Art x Science Dialogues: Curation In The Context of Artificial Intelligence

At the 9th edition of the Art x Science Dialogues, we were pleased to have Mr. Patrick Keller introduce the Swiss architecture studio, fabric | ch, where architects and computer scientists work together on a variety of experimental projects that combine architecture, networks, data, and algorithms. Ms. Xi Li shared with us her experience of showcasing and visualizing digital artwork in the Aiiiii Art Center, which then led to a substantial discussion on the authorship and curation of AI art.  ➠ Read the blog

 Recap  Café des Sciences: Design for Social Good

At the 35th edition of the Café des Sciences series, Prof. Michael Krohn, co-head of “re-source | sustainability in the Arts” at ZHdK,  shared with us his insights on the role of social design and insightful thoughts about future design education. This is followed by Prof. Dr. Miaosen Gong, director of the DESIS lab at Jiangnan University. He introduced the interesting projects of the Keyihui Social Design Lab, which show how design could support people with intellectual disabilities. Notably, they all emphasized that knowing how to optimize the result with limited resources is extremely crucial for designers.  ➠ Read the blog

 Recap  Resilient Responses during 2022 Lockdown in Shanghai

In July 2022, a roundtable took place at HES-SO to learn from the experiences of executives of Swiss and Chinese firms about resilient responses during the Shanghai lockdown 2022. Moderated by Dr. Philippe Roesle, the discussion sought to provide insights into the following questions: what are some of their resilient responses during the COVID-19 times? what were some of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? what are some of the actions taken in moving forward?  ➠ Read the blog

 Welcome  Hongjun Chen
Junior Project Manager - PR & Communications

As a creative artist and content creator, Hongjun has worked in China and Italy with extensive education, marketing, business development experience, and performing art. After graduating from Yunnan Arts University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, she moved to Italy for a postgraduate degree in Music and Theatre Studies at the University of Bologna. Due to her passion for building inclusive and efficient cultural communication, she completed a master’s degree in Arts Management and Administration at Bocconi University

 Farewell  Qinxin Xie
Junior Project Manager - Digital Hospitality
My digital Families - Swissnex in China

We bid farewell to our Junior Project Manager, Qinxin Xie, who is returning to Switzerland to continue her studies at EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne after six months with us in Shanghai. She has made significant contributions to Swissnex in China, especially to our Communications team during her time here. We sincerely thank Qinxin for her efforts and wish her the best in her future endeavors! ➠ Learn more about Qinxin's Swissnex Experience

 nextrends  Reimagining the metaverse with Chinese characteristics
By Hongjun Chen, Junior Project Manager - PR & Communications

“Metaverse” has become a prevalent eye-catching buzzword, not only bringing about a host of fresh and exciting business opportunities but also reshaping our behaviour and lifestyle. Although no one could provide a precise definition of the metaverse, the vague and extremely vast concept of it can also be treated as a potential opportunity for every industry. ➠ Read the article

 Article  Leveraging co-innovation with Chinese startups
By Philippe Roesle, CEO, Swissnex in China

How can Swiss corporates connect with the hyper-competitive and fast-paced Chinese market without becoming exposed to its inherent risks? How can Switzerland gain from new, emerging win-win R&D opportunities? What are some ways to leverage co-innovation collaborations with Chinese startups? In this article published in l’AGEFI on September 23, our CEO Philippe Roesle illustrates a few agile and lean models for tapping into China’s bottom-up R&D potential. ➠ Read the article

PARTNERS | News from our friends and networks
 Welcome   New Ambassador of Switzerland to China

Mr. Ambassador Jürg Burri officially started his mandate as the Ambassador of Switzerland to China on September 19, 2022. Ambassador Burri expressed his great anticipation for the next four years in China and his commitment to dedicate himself to the future of Sino-Swiss relations, with high consideration to the significance of this carefully developed mutually beneficial relationship. ➠ Learn more

 Startup  TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2022

The 12th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award celebrated Switzerland’s most promising startups: Yokoy (1st), Planted Foods (2nd), and Ledgy (3rd) were the top picks of the expert jury. Swissnex in China is thrilled to have many of our startup alumni on the list, we will continuously support Swiss startups' exploration of the innovation ecosystem in China. ➠ Learn more

 Innovation   Global Innovation Index 2022
September 29, 2022

The 2022 Global Innovation Index of World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO ranks Switzerland again as the world’s most innovative economy for the 12th consecutive year, with China on the threshold of the top 10. ➠ Learn more

 Startup   Fixposition welcomes new value-added investors

Fixposition welcomes new value-added investors joining the mission to provide precise global positioning everywhere! Fixposition is a cutting-edge Swiss technology company and an ETH Zürich spin-off that provides global high-precision positioning solutions. We are proud to have Fixposition participate in the CTIS Shanghai, the swisstech pitchinar, and the China Hi-tech Fair in 2021, as well as CES Asia in 2019 and 2018➠ Learn more

 Scholarship   Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Application deadline: October 28

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for foreign scholars and artists for the 2023-2024 academic year are open now! The research scholarship is available to researchers who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level. Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland. 
➠ Learn more | ➠ Application Channel for Chinese Scholars

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