Author: Jing

Swiss Startup Pavilion at CES Asia 2018

Date: June 13-15, 2018

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) + Kerry Hotel, Shanghai

There is less than a month to go before CES Asia begins and swissnex China is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Startup Pavilion at the world-renowned Technology Fair with 7 top Swiss startups.

Join us at the event from June 13 to June 15th and come see what our selection of Swiss Startups has to offer! If you are affiliated with the consumer technology industry, you may use this Invitation Priority Code “e_1045_Cf0iTv6K” to get a free entrance to the event (the code expires after June 12). Please note that CES Asia is a trade-only event for individuals 18 years of age or older affiliated with the consumer technology industry. Consumers and visitors 18 years of age or older who are not affiliated with the consumer technology industry are permitted to attend on Friday, June 15 only.

We look forward to seeing you at our swissnex China Pavilion at CES Asia! Find us at Hall N4/Booth 4472

Pitching Event

On June 12, 1 day prior to CES Asia, swissnex China will host a pitching event to help the startups connect with a targeted audience. If you are interested in participating, please write to quentin.gigon@nullswissnexchina.org for more details. Spots are limited.

Startups @ swissnex China Pavilion

Biowatch

Biowatch is a user-friendly wrist veins biometric reader that functions as a security solution for mobile payment protection and smart device interaction. Users can access the app for enrolling their vein pattern and selecting applications and devices that need to be connected to their Biowatch, wear their BioWatch and activate it by matching their vein pattern with their enrolled reference, get PKI encrypted user code transmitted from their Biowatch, and start opening doors without the use of keys and passwords.

http://www.biowatch.ch/web/

Kenzen

Kenzen creates personal health wearables to support its users in all dimensions of health, including wellness, activities, 3D motion, and performance. The company provides its clients with a variety of personal health monitors that report data in real time to smartphone devices. Through its data, Kenzen aims to enable individuals to make critical decisions in training and competitions. Its primary product, Kenzen ECHO, is a small, flexible patch that helps its users understand their physiology, and get personalized health insights and notifications to help improve performance, recovery, and prevent injury.

https://www.kenzen.com/

Myotest

Myotest provides personalized smart coaching software and services for runners to achieve their performance goals confidently, improve their efficiency, and select the right shoes, based on their own unique physiology. Wearable device manufacturers license Myotest software and services for their next-generation wearables. Manufacturers load the Myotest Embedded Software Libraries on wearable devices with an accelerometer, and their running apps access Smart Coach features as well as historical and related Biomechanics data from the Myotest Smart Coach Service in the cloud.

https://www.myotest.com/

Soflow

SoFlow, a leader in e-mobility products, has created a unique line of electric ride-ons made according to Swiss quality standards. SoFlow offers riding solutions for people who want uncomplicated, environmental friendly, reliable ways to get from point A to point B. The product range offers e-boards, scooters and pads providing fun and innovative transportation.

https://www.so-flow.com/

Scantrust

ScanTrust is a leading provider of secure cloud-based product authentication and supply chain traceability solutions focused on ensuring every person is able to know if the products they use are genuine or not. By combining industry leading secure 2D barcodes with a comprehensive software suite, ScanTrust helps empower brand owners to leverage their packaging to protect against counterfeit goods, prevent gray market activities, monitor their supply chain and enhance trust.

https://scantrust.com/

Ubisim

UbiSim is a company dedicated to creating interactive training for nursing students using the new unique possibilities of Virtual Reality (VR). UbiSim provides an intuitive and easy way for nursing students to learn and review medical procedures in a realistic and fun way, without the need to access physical simulation centers that are often booked months ahead of time. Their solution combines intuitive interactions provided by VR, flexible scenarios, immediate feedback after a session and a collaborative mode for more advanced scenarios.

http://www.ubisim.ch/

Urban Farmers

UrbanFarmers Ltd. is a Switzerland-based technology company building commercial food production units in cities. The company develops and operates farms with its proprietary software system allowing commercial decentralized farming at low cost. Established in 2011, UrbanFarmers is attracting global attention with its vision to build rooftop farms. With a pilot commercial rooftop farm located in Basel, Switzerland, UF is selling fresh fish and vegetables directly into leading local restaurants. In May 2016, UrbanFarmers celebrated the Grand Opening of Europe’s largest rooftop farm in The Hague, NL. The current project pipelines include projects in the Benelux, Germany as well as a host of other cities worldwide.

https://urbanfarmers.com/

About CES Asia

CES Asia 2018 will serve as the premier event for the consumer technology industry in China. CES Asia showcases innovation across several vertical industries in the Asian marketplace while providing tech companies, from leading Chinese and global brands to cutting edge startups, a platform to create partnerships, build relationships and reinforce their brand. Industry executives, global buyers, government officials, market analysts, retailers, media and consumers from China will witness the latest products and technologies while celebrating the innovation and new trends that define the industry. More info on: www.cesasia.cn

Facts & figures about CES Asia

  • 500 exhibiting companies
  • 40,000+ total attendance
  • 1,200+ media
  • 42,000+ sq. meters of exhibit space

Solar Impulse Visits China to Promote Eco-Friendly Solutions

The Solar Impulse Foundation, after its successful completion of the first round-the-world solar flight, has launched the #1000Solutions Challenge, which aims to select, label and promote 1000 solutions for a more sustainable world. The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is founded by Mr Bertrand Piccard, who is visiting Shanghai from May 27 – June 2 to meet the key-players in innovation to participate in the #1000 solutions challenge. These solutions to protect the environment will be presented by the foundation’s founder Mr Piccard at the COP24 in December 2018 to policy makers and business leaders across the world.

Why China?

Investment in renewable energy continues to grow at a record pace as countries look to move away from fossil fuel-based power production to eco-friendly generation. Motivated by its increasing pollution problems, China has taken an active role and become a leader in the development and implementation of clean technologies. Over half of world’s new solar capacity is in China.

Considering the country’s important role, the Solar Impulse Foundation wants to make sure China is well represented in the solar-impulse ecosystem and so that Chinese solutions can join this movement.

Aside from identifying and promoting innovations from China, the Solar Impulse Foundation seeks to develop strong collaborative relationships in China with:

  • Institutions that seek to promote or implement clean technologies
  • Organisations within the innovation ecosystem such as research institutes, incubators, startup clusters and innovative corporates
  • Media

 

Become a member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. Please click here for more information, and click here to sign-up.

 

Job offer – Economic Officer (100%)

The Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing is affiliated to the Federal Department of Foreign affairs and represents the Swiss government in China. The Embassy is recruiting a Economic Officer (100%)
A fascinating and fast-changing country, China is the second biggest economic power in the world and the third most important commercial partner of Switzerland. The Economic, Financial and Commercial 
Section contributes to strengthening and enhancing the framework for Sino-Swiss trade and financial relations. The advertised vacancy offers a dynamic role in a field of highest priority to Switzerland. As a member of an intercultural team of experienced public policy professionals, you will work in a diplomatic setting to contribute to the strengthening of Sino-Swiss economic relations and to the promotion of Swiss interests.

Begin of employment: 15.05.2018 

Place of employment: Embassy of Switzerland, Beijing

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Analyze and report on the economic and trade policy of China, as well as Mongolia and North Korea (the side accreditations of the Embassy);
  • Contribute to deepening Sino-Swiss economic relations and the improvement of the frame-work conditions for Swiss companies exporting to or doing business in China;
  • Contribute to the implementation and development of the various bilateral and multilateral agreements, negotiations or dialogues in place with China, in particular the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank;
  • Organize visits and provide assistance to official high-level or expert delegations from Switzerland;
  • Engage with industry and provide targeted support to Swiss companies established in China;
  • Develop a network with relevant Chinese authorities, local Swiss and Chinese business communities, foreign Embassies, as well as economic experts from academia and think tanks.

Required skills and conditions:

  • Swiss national; 
  • Master degree, preferably in Economics, Public Policy, Business, Law or Sinology; 
  • Working experience in government, business, economic affairs or related areas; applications of private industry professionals are encouraged;
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in economic and political affairs of Switzerland and China; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task, willingness to travel occasionally within China and to work overtime when needed; 
  • Team player; intercultural understanding and sensitivity; open-mindedness; willingness to learn continuously; 
  • High professional standards, in particular integrity, transparency, discretion, reliability; 
  • Profound reporting and communication skills, excellent command of English (Proficiency Level) and at least one Swiss national language; fluency in  Mandarin Chinese is considered an asset (spoken and reading); 
  • Mastering of key office applications, in particular Word, Excel and Power Point; 

Local contract with excellent working conditions and market conform remuneration are offered.  

Please submit your application with documents (letter of motivation, resume, 1 page written sample on any topic relating to international relations in German, French, Italian or English, references and certificates) to bei.jobapplications@nulleda.admin.ch before 27th of April 2018  

Reference in title: “Economic Officer”

 

Note on procedures:

– Only complete applications will be considered

– Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the submission deadline for an interview 

– No phone calls inquiries please

Swiss Pavilion at CES Asia 2018 – Call for Swiss Startups! – Apply by March 31st

Date: June 13-15, 2018

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) + Kerry Hotel, Shanghai

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Available spots: limited

Contact person: Quentin Gigon (quentin.gigon@nullswissnexchina.org)

CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. swissnex China will make its booth available free of cost to Swiss startups interested in showcasing their products at the show.

By successfully applying for a space at our CES Asia booth, you will also receive the following benefits…

  • Free demo chance in CES Asia at the swissnex China pavilion
  • Free office infrastructure in swissnex office for business tour in China (max. 3 days)
  • Leverage our local knowledge and network
  • Invitation letter for Chinese visa

Please write to quentin.gigon@nullswissnexchina.org to apply for a space.

(Deadline March 31st, 2018) (Available spots are limited)

About CES Asia

CES Asia 2018 will serve as the premier event for the consumer technology industry in China. CES Asia showcases innovation across several vertical industries in the Asian marketplace while providing tech companies, from leading Chinese and global brands to cutting edge startups, a platform to create partnerships, build relationships and reinforce their brand. Industry executives, global buyers, government officials, market analysts, retailers, media and consumers from China will witness the latest products and technologies while celebrating the innovation and new trends that define the industry. More info on: www.cesasia.cn

Facts & figures about CES Asia

  • 500 exhibiting companies
  • 40,000+ total attendance
  • 1,200+ media
  • 42,000+ sq. meters of exhibit space

Investment Promotion Director / Deputy Head SBH (100%)

Job Offer

The Swiss Business Hub (SBH) China, an entity of the Swiss Embassy in Beijing and a network partner of the official Swiss trade promotion organisation Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), with further offices at the Swiss Consulates General in Shanghai and Guangzhou, is responsible for the Swiss export and investment promotion activities in China. For our Beijing office, we are recruiting a new

Investment Promotion Director / Deputy Head SBH (100%)

The  main  purpose  of  this  position  is  to  attract  Chinese  investments  to  Switzerland. We  are  looking  for  a  high-achieving graduate with a Bachelor or Master’s Degree. You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position or a working experience in trade, marketing or PR in China, coupled with solid leadership experience and a profound knowledge of both the Chinese  and Swiss  business  and cultural environment. You are preferably a Swiss national with professional English, German and French language skills as well as an excellent spoken ability of  Mandarin  Chinese.  You  are  a  strategically  thinking,  dynamic  manager,  a  successful  networker,  a  strong communicator and a highly reliable, quality oriented person. You enjoy presenting in front of an audience and have a keen interest in Public Relations, media and social media activities. You will lead a small team of local employees located in three different Chinese cities and report to the Head of the Swiss Business Hub China in Beijing.

Your tasks will include:

  • Responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the yearly  Investment Promotion (IP) targets (KPIs) as approved by S-GE and the Head of the SBH China; reporting to S-GE and partners
  • Definition of the IP strategy in China, in cooperation with the Head of the SBH China and with S-GE in Switzerland
  • HR-Management and coaching of local IP employees
  • Replacement of the Head SBH China during periods of absence, incl. internal and external representation of  SBH  China,  HR-management,  supervision  of  SBH  activities  and  responsibility  for  SBH  reporting; consulting of the Head SBH China
  • Leading the cooperation with important IP partners (Swiss cantons, regions, knowledge partners, external agencies); cooperation with Chinese, Swiss and international media Generation and careful editing of prospects (potential settlement projects), in cooperation with IP team; quality management of IP-activities in China
  • Conception  and  organization  of  marketing,  PR  and  media  activities  (e.g.  roadshows,  events,  media projects)  for  the  promotion  of  Switzerland  as  a  business  location  for  Chinese  companies,  including presentations in both English and Chinese
  • Responsibility for the IP budget, including planning, controlling and financial reporting to S-GE
  • Individual meetings with Chinese companies
  • Creation of printing/online material for advertisement purposes
  • Coordination of all IP matters with the Swiss Embassy in Beijing and the Swiss Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu

Start of employment:  Summer 2018 (by arrangement)

Place of employment: Embassy of Switzerland, Beijing – Swiss Business Hub China

If you are interested in a multifaceted job at the interface of public affairs and private economy, please send your English motivation letter, CV and further documentation until the 12th of March 2018 to:

Mr. Yves Morath, Head of Swiss Business Hub China, bei.sbhchina@nulleda.admin.ch, Tel. +86 10 8532 8888

Chinese New Year Greeting

Dear friends and partners,

Times flies, we will soon sign out the past lunar year, and welcome the Chinese New Year here. The other name of the Chinese New Year is Spring Festival, is about celebrating spring. Let us rock in the coming year with booming energy of swissnex China teams in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou! We are looking forward to work with you in the year of the dog!

Please accept our best wishes for your good health and lasting prosperity!
恭喜发财!

swissnex China team

Local Swiss Visa Officer

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou is recruiting a Local Swiss Visa Officer

Start of employment:  April 1, 2018 or by arrangement

Place of employment: Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou

Your tasks will include among others:

  • Service at the counter; contact with the clients ;
  • Registering and processing visa applications ;
  • Visa Examination and decision making process (after passing an examination test) – File administration and organization ;
  • Deputy of the Head of the Visa Section ;
  • E – mail correspondence ;
  • Various other tasks in the Visa Section;
  • Representing the Swiss local Consular and Administrative Officer during his absences ;
 Requirements / Profile :
  • Swiss citizen ship;
  • Good communication skills and customer – friendly approach with visitors;
  • Excellent command in spoken and written German/or French and English; Knowledge of Mandarin is an advantage;
  • Excellent IT – skills;
  • Good organizational ability; faculty to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure;
  • Efficient, methodical and independent working skills with strong team spirit and excellent interpersonal aptitudes; Readiness to attend further training workshops;
  • High intercultural sensitivity, empathy and international mindset;
  • Capacity to deal with confidential tasks – discretion and reliability are required;

You will be offered excellent working conditions, a trustworthy contract based on local labor law and a market conform remuneration as well as internal benefits.

Are you interested in a diversified job in an international context and are you convinced that you r aptitude s match the profile and our requirements? If so please send a motivation letter together with your CV and photograph, as well as references/certificates at your earliest convenience but at the latest by 10.03 .2018 to: ggz.vertretung@nulleda.admin.ch

More details>>> https://www.eda.admin.ch/guangzhou

Note on procedures:

  • Only complete applications will be considered
  • Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted
  • No phone calls inquiries please