Monthly Archives: November 2015

Swiss spin-off Faceshift in upcoming Star Wars movie

Things are going incredibly well for the Swiss startup Faceshift, a spin-off from both EPFL and ETH Zürich. Not only did Apple confirm last week that it acquired the Zürich-based company, but it also turns out that Faceshift’s technology was … Continue reading

Posted in Startups, Swiss News |

University Spin-Off Spiber Collaborates with The North Face

Ever marveled at the intricacies of a spider web? Ever been amazed by the wonderful properties of spider silk? This Japanese startup was so fascinated by it that they decided to produce it themselves. Spiber, established in 2007 as a … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Startups |

Nestlé “Food for Life” forum at Tokyo University

Nestlé invited to their 5th “Food for Life” Science Forum on the topic of “Nutrition and Healthy Aging”. The event attracted 250 interested participants to the Tokyo University where the half-day event took place. The forum was opened by Prof. Keiko … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

ETH Zurich discusses internationalization with partners in Japan

ETH Zurich‘s Dr. Thomas Eichenberger, Head of Faculty Affairs and Dr. Rahel Byland, ETH Global in charge of Japan, visited Japan to discuss with their partner universities a very relevant and timely topic: Internationalization. After visiting several of the top … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Past Events |

Kyoto Prize 2015 Laureate: Prof. Michel Mayor

This year’s prestigious Kyoto Prize from the Inamori Foundation was awarded to three laureates, Dr. Toyoki Kunitake (Advanced Technology, Japan), Dr. Michel Mayor (Basic Sciences, Switzerland) and Mr. John Neumeier (Arts and Philosophy, USA/ Germany). The Kyoto Prize was established for … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi UFJ to provide CEO training with employment to young entrepreneurs

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Japan’s biggest financial service provider, launched a project that will provide young talents with opportunities to acquire management-related experience and skills while being employed with full compensation for two years. The M-EIR (MUFG Entrepreneurship in … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Startups |

Bern University of Applied Sciences and Yamaguchi University signed a partner agreement

Mr. Hop Q Dinh (Lecturer, International Mobility & Exchange Coordinator) and Ms. Kazuko Fukuoka from Yamaguchi University visited the BFH (Bern University of Applied Sciences) Business School on the 23rd of September to sign a partner agreement and discuss future bilateral opportunities. Yamaguchi … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

Ventureleaders – Switzerland’s “National Startup Team” visits China, soon Japan

A selection of Swiss startups – selected by the “Institut fuer Jungunternehmer” – toured through China to meet potential partners, customers and investors. The tour organized in collaboration with Swissnex China made stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, where Switzerland’s … Continue reading

Posted in Startups, Swiss News |

Swiss studio BIG-GAME shares the Hublot Design Prize

Awarded for the very first time last week, in Tokyo, the Hublot Design Prize rewards designers under 40 for their outstanding contribution to the field. Initially intended for one designer or design studio, the prize was split in two as Swiss … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Tohoku University and GRF Davos sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The following is an excerpt from the press release issued by GRF Davos on the 27th of October: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), in Sendai, Japan and … Continue reading

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