Swiss Materials for a Better Future @ Design Shanghai

At Design Shanghai, one of Asia’s leading design events, Swiss institutions and designers will be joining the New Material and Application Exhibition area with their work and point of view for future crafts.

Event Details


Shanghai Exhibition Center
No.1000 Middle Yan'an Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai 200000 China


March 05, 2019 - March 09, 2019

Spring has arrived with sound news of a good variety of cultural events. At the top of the list comes Design Shanghai, one of the leading design events in Asia. And for this time, swissnex China is invited to represent Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology at the New Material and Application Exhibition area curated by Neuni.

During the 4-day exhibition from 6-9 March, innovative materials and applications from Switzerland will be promoted, with other new materials made with the most advanced technologies and products featured in the trends of “Future Craft,” “Residual Impact,” and “Bio-digitalization”. As an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, Empa conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research and will showcase for Design Shanghai the innovative product Sonowood, Gold Coated Fiber, Optical Fiber Sensors and Smart Textiles etc. In addition to the exhibits from Empa, the world’s most advanced anti-counterfeiting technology as seen on Swiss Bank notes will also be on display and the Swiss brands like Egli studio and Schoenstaub will bring their products to the show as well.


To be exhibited (From Left to Right):


On 8th March, Dr. Felix Moesner, CEO of the swissnex China will represent Empa as a guest speaker to share Swiss efforts and achievements in science, technology, ecology and materials with the audience at the design forum.


For tickets and practical information, please visit the official website of Design Shanghai.



Empa – The Place Where Innovation Starts

As an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, conducts cutting-edge materials and technology research. Empa’s R&D activities focus on meeting the requirements of industry and the needs of society, and thus link applications-oriented research to the practical implementation of new ideas. As a result, Empa is capable of providing its partners with customized solutions that not only enhance their innovative edge and competitiveness, but also help to improve the quality of life for the public at large. Through an efficient technology transfer Empa is turning research results into marketable innovations.


Neuni  – Bring Design and Innovation within the reach of many

Established in 2013 in Hongkong—Neuni Group aims to bring design and innovation to a place within reach.It is the only design group in China that can provide one-stop “design + manufacture + material + research + application” solutions. Neuni brings artists, material experts, architects, engineers and educators together to serve cross-border design and new materials.