11th July Evening Program with Swiss ERI Delegation

What’s driving Switzerland’s success in Education, Research and Innovation?

Event Details


July 10, 2013

As Switzerland continues to rank among the most innovative and competitive nations, swissnex China is very happy to organize an evening discussion with Science and Technology leaders that will share their perspectives on:

What’s driving Switzerland’s success in Education, Research and Innovation?

With the expected signature of a Free Trade Agreement and a growing web of connections between Switzerland and China, we can anticipate also more activities in science and technology. We are taking advantage of the visit of a high level delegation to explore how Switzerland manages its strategy of commercializing science and technology. We would especially like to welcome alumni from Swiss universities who might enjoy to share their experience with the Swiss visitors and to discuss the opportunities to help build solid connections in science and technology.
Date: 11th, July, 2013
Time: 18: 30 Welcome and registration
          19:00 Presentations followed by Q&A session
          20:30 Cocktail reception, networking

Words of Welcome, Heinrich Schellenberg, Consul General of Switzerland

Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation:

“An overview of the Sino-Swiss collaboration in ERI”

Prof. Ralph Eichler, President, ETH Zurich: “Collaboration in science and technology, how ETH works will lead organizations around the world”

Prof. Hyung Gyu Park, Energy Technology, ETH Zurich: “Technology Innovation in the field of energy”

Prof. Herbert Binggeli, President, Bern University of Applied Sciences: “Cooperation with Private Industry – a Central Mission of Bern University of Applied Sciences”

Prof. Gian-Luca Bona, CEO, EMPA: “EMPA – Advancing in Material Science and Technologies, Innovation and Transfer”

Walter Steinlin, President, CTI (Swiss Innovation Agency): “The catalytic approach to innovation promotion”

Dr. Mario El Khouri, CEO, CSEM: “Building strong technology partnerships to foster

Location: Swissotel Grand Shanghai, 1 Yu Yuan Road, Jing An District