Switzerland as an innovative country was introduced to members of the Knowledge Salon of the Knowledge Capital, a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. Located right in front of Osaka station at the center of the city, the Knowledge Capital is a project backed by local industry, academia and the city of Osaka as part of the community’s efforts to attract talents that will shape the future and promote active interaction.
Members from a broad range of affiliation, including those from major companies such as Panasonic Corp. or Nippon Suisan to members of the city council signed up for the early evening presentation by Ms. Kyoko Suzuki, Deputy Head of the Science and Technology Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. The question and answer session turned into a lively discussion with interesting points raised by the audience, reflecting their diverse background.
The Knowledge Capital has partnerships with Ars Electrica of Austria, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, the Smart City Construction as well as Cyberport of Hong Kong, Centre des arts, Atelier Arts Sciences and CEA Leti of France, Thailand Creative & Design Center and the Taiwan Design Center. The operating organization, Knowledge Capital Association would be happy to have a new link to Switzerland, too!