Monthly Archives: February 2016

Change of constitution: SCCIJ to support exchange programs

Good news for Swiss students and graduates planning to come to Japan in the near future: The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan SCCIJ will now be able to support educational exchange between Switzerland and Japan! The SCCIJ has … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

Swiss Center Shanghai – Interesting Presentation & Lively Discussion in Tokyo

On Thursday, February 25, Ms. Aline Ballaman, Deputy General Manager of the Swiss Center Shanghai visited the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan to introduce her activities  and the collaboration with Swissnex China, the Swiss Business Hub, the Embassy of Switzerland in China … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Past Events |

Professor Martin Vetterli appointed new president of EPFL

The Science and Technology Office Tokyo would like to congratulate Professor Martin Vetterli on his appointment as the new president of the Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Elected by the Federal Council, the former vice president of EPFL and current … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Swiss Venture Capital Report 2016: Investment up!

According to the latest Swiss Venture Capital Report, the invested venture capital has increased in 2015 for the fourth consecutive time. Investors, both Swiss and foreign, disbursed around CHF 676 million in venture capital, which means an increase of 48% … Continue reading

Posted in Startups, Swiss News |

Robotic fingers with a gentle touch

Swiss-Japanese research has again proven to result in pioneering outcomes! Young Japanese Researcher Jun Shintake just successfully defended his PhD thesis “Functional Soft Robotic Actuators Based on Dielectric Elastomers” at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (LIS) of EPFL in Lausanne. Congratulations! … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Drones learn to follow forest trails in search of lost people

During the past few months, news about drones and their abilities have been countless. Commercially used drones fly at a relatively high altitude where they hardly encounter any obstacles. However, a team of Swiss researchers from the Dalle Molle Institute … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Swiss Start-up Versantis listed as a finalist of Pioneers Asia Challenge

As one out of twenty-four, the Swiss startup Versantis (ETH Zurich spin-off) located the ieLab has made it to the final round of the Pioneers Asia Challenge, which is a leading competition for advanced-stage startups. A startup event hosted by … Continue reading

Posted in Startups |

Swiss student researches artist Aya Takano

We are happy to present the High School Graduation Thesis “Aya Takano: L’Impermanence du monde” by Elliot Stanton, a student from Gymnase Auguste Piccard (pictured on the right) in Lausanne. His strong interest in Japanese culture and art in general lead him to … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Swiss Pavilion at Nano Tech 2016, Tokyo Big Sight

Nano Tech 2016 (Jan 27-29, Tokyo Big Sight), the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, again also featured a Swiss Pavilion. Five companies, the same number as at last years’ exhibition, showcased their nanotechnology products in the categories ‘Materials’, ‘IT & … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

University of Lausanne and Hitotsubashi University sign Exchange Agreement

Lausanne University’s Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) has signed a partnership with Hitotsubashi University of Tokyo, as a first exchange agreement with a Japanese institution. HEC is now listed as a partner for Hitotsubashi’s ‘Global Leaders Program‘ (GLP, Faculty … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Swiss News |