Inaugural Edition of Swiss Innovation Week: at the Heart of Digitalization

by eggplant in Bilateral Relations in English, Shanghai

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The Embassy of Switzerland in China is dedicating for the very first time a full week to Swiss innovation from 2 to 6 of July. With digitalization as its main topic, the Swiss Innovation Week (SIW) 2018 featured a number of interactive events and activities to showcase Switzerland’s outstanding technology-driven creation process, its innovative prowess and related mechanisms, especially the bottom-up model. With the aim to reinforce Switzerland ’s leading position as a location for innovation, the SIW also demonstrated the achievements and potentials of bilateral collaboration in this domain between Switzerland and China. The unprecedented Swiss Innovation Week at the embassy featured concrete projects at full spectrum and covered topics in a wide range of areas that were key in the Sino-Swiss bilateral relations, including finance, science, art, research, education, sustainability, as well as humanitarian efforts. The events was held during the week draw special attention to the latest advancements in the field of digitalization, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. A multitude of formats such as product presentations, interactive display, panel discussions and artistic performances made the topic of digitalization easily accessible to visitors. Swiss institutions participating in the SIW included swissnex China, Switzerland Innovation, the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as companies like Nestlé, Mercuria, Caran d’Ache, ABB, Wyeth, Adecco, SIGG and Kingnature.

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