Author: Jing

Summer Internship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Starting             July 15, 2018 until September 21, 2018 / 10 Weeks

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

This summer internship offers you the following:

 

  • Support the organization of Venture Leaders China, our flagship program for Swiss startups in China
  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

 

Your daily schedule will include interesting tasks such as active research on the local startup scene for visiting Swiss startups from the Venture Leaders China Tour, as well as  reporting and storytelling on the corresponding activities and on latest developments and trends. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

 

Requirements

  • Chinese or Swiss passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Written and oral Mandarin (native) and English (fluent) language skills are mandatory; further languages (especially German, French) are a plus
  • You have obtained or are pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Business, Economics, or a related field
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China and Switzerland
  • Special interest about latest tech developments, and knowledge about the startup scene in Switzerland and China is highly preferred
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven, proactive mindset
  • Experience in a similar working environment is a plus

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until July 8, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas, and transcript of records, as well as work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship in PR & Communications

Starting             August 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019 / 6 Months

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Communications Manager with exceptional creative energy to help us promote swissnex China’s many projects and activities. As a budding creative digital expert with outstanding communications, marketing, media relations and organizational skills, you will complement our team by coordinating and supporting our communications activities with external and internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate is able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex’s outreach to the next level. As Junior Communications Manager at swissnex China, you will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • General Communications: support the Communications Manager in further developing, strengthening and implementing swissnex China’s on- and offline communications strategy. Oversee communications tasks related to swissnex projects and events, from copywriting, translation, graphics work to videos editing. Help maintain and grow database of contacts for invitations, newsletters (MailChimp) and announcements.
  • Web & Social Media: help develop a solid and coherent communications strategy and ensure a positive and innovative presence of swissnex China across various web/social media channels, targeting difference demographic audiences. Conceptualize compelling content, schedule and implement social media campaigns. Build and edit engaging website content pages with our back-end WordPress CMS.
  • Digital Content Development: active contribution to events and delegation visits by assisting with photography, videos, blogs and interviews. Develop and maintain a library of high-quality copy, photo, video and other digital assets for our end-of-year Annual Report.
  • Press Relations: research and build a network of media contacts for press release distribution and invitation to special swissnex China events. Identify opportunities to increase the visibility of Swiss scientific, technological and academic institutions.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: act as a connector between people and ideas.
  • Other administrative and support duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, avid networker and strong presentation skills
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proactive, reliable, independent, team player, organized
  • Previous experience in a PR and / or Communications role preferred
  • Strong creative ability in copywriting, editing, video, and design with samples of your work to share
  • Fluency in multiple social media channels: WeChat / Weibo / LinkedIn / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram
  • Experience or understanding of science, technology and innovation, and enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering Swiss excellence in science, education, innovation and art
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop / InDesign / Premiere Pro) highly desired
  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin; knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until July 17, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas, and transcript of records, as well as work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Project Leader Academic Relations

Starting             September 1, 2018

Workload           100%

Located in          22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a highly-motivated, self-driven Project Leader Academic Relations to help us initiate and foster knowledge exchange and long-lasting partnerships between Switzerland and China in the field of Higher Education. Working closely with the CEO, you will initiate and manage a wide portfolio of projects, supporting Swiss universities with their activities in China from delegation visits to scientific collaborations. The role offers a unique chance to work with leading academic institutions, thought leaders and researchers from Switzerland and China, providing a platform to build your leadership skills and professional network. As project leader at swissnex China, you will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Academic Relations: Cultivate close relationship with stakeholders from the academia, in particular Swiss Universities and Research Centers. Act as a local intelligence resource in China, providing the stakeholders with a rich network of prospective partners from various sectors to facilitate collaborations and exchanges for students, researchers and professors. Support visiting delegations, professors, administrators, sabbaticals and students.
  • Program Management: Overseeing tailor-made collaborative projects between Swiss and Chinese universities or research groups from ideation to implementation. Organization of workshops, presentations, conferences. Identify, contact and coach speakers, exhibitors and participants.
  • Research: Conduct on- and offline research and stay up-to-date on the current trends in the academic field, as well as latest developments in education, science, technology and innovation. Identify new areas for collaboration and open new doors in China for strategic partnerships.
  • Communications & Networking: Act as a connector between people, projects and ideas, cultivating active exchange between Switzerland and China in the educational landscape. Represent Swiss Universities as ambassador at student fairs, educational conferences and respond to queries and requests relating to the educational field. Promote mandate partners and bolster their visibility while projecting their image of teaching and research excellence. Support, strengthen and expand the Swiss Alumni Network in China, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy and Consulates.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN / CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Exposure to academia and the higher education industry in Switzerland and China, with access to key people and networks in the areas of science and higher education.
  • Working experience in a similar work environment (e.g. international relations office)
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, avid networker and strong negotiation skills
  • Proactive, flexible, open to new ideas, team player, organized
  • Interest in international cooperation in a relevant field such as S&T, education and innovation;
  • For Swiss citizens: native language German, French or Italian with excellent command of English and a second national language; Chinese knowledge highly preferred;
  • For Chinese citizens: native language Mandarin, with excellent command of English, additional knowledge in French or German highly preferred.

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until July 15, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas, and transcript of records, as well as work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship in Blockchain Event Project Management

Starting                  August 15, 2018 (or earlier) until December 31, 2018 / 5 months                                                                                 

Workload                100%

Located in               22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in science, education, art and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a highly-motivated Intern for Blockchain who is passionate about advancing key technological areas in blockchain. With a wealth of experts and the proliferation of blockchain startups across its FinTech space, Switzerland has quickly become a prominent blockchain hub of the world. A very supportive government, a dynamic environment and high motivation for success are important drivers of Swiss innovation in blockchain. Given this fertile background, swissnex has built up a successful Fintech series entitled the “Future of Money”, which started back in 2014. As Junior Project Manager, you will work on setting up a global event in Switzerland with TED-style speaker and panelists from the swissnex network countries. Working closely with the CEO, swissnex China team, the global swissnex network and importantly with our headquarters (the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) in Bern, you will prepare, design, execute and post-process the event. This also allows you to take a deep dive into emerging trends, seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on a global scale while gaining real-world experience working as Junior Project Manager on blockchain at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the fastest-changing regions of the world. Additionally, you will be tasked with supporting the team with the coordination of science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits. In this role you will not only be afforded the opportunity to take part in the planning and execution of exciting projects and events, but will also be able to extend your personal network of contacts and gain practical experience by supporting the team in administrative and operational tasks. Our hard-working, super friendly and supportive team will be there to help guide you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Responsibilities

  • Setting up a global event in Switzerland with TED-style speaker and panelists from the swissnex network countries.
  • Collaborate with the swissnex China team, the global swissnex network, our headquarters in Bern and Swiss Universities.
  • Prepare, design, execute and post-process the global event, while seeking opportunities to add value.
  • Possess a readiness to build up knowledge, take a dive deep into emerging trends, and seek collaborative opportunities for Switzerland on global scale.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for Swiss-based blockchain developments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (science diplomacy projects and limited support to special events).

 

Requirements

  • Swiss passport holder (CH citizenship only)
  • You study / have studied at a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • You must be enrolled in an university or have graduated within 12 months from the beginning of the internship
  • Excellent writing skills, multi-tasking, strong attention to detail and ability to work autonomously
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; additional languages (Swiss National Languages in particular) are welcome
  • Experience or strong understanding of the fields of Blockchain and experience in event curation
  • Fast-thinking, proactive problem-solving skills with the self-motivation to make things happen with a positive outlook
  • Curiosity and interest in science and international affairs, with emphasis on Switzerland and China

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until June 24, 2018!

 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas, and transcript of records, as well as work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Come explore the 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 15 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.