Monthly Archives: July 2016

WEF Human Capital Index 2016: Switzerland top in education and training

The World Economic Forum WEF released the latest Human Capital Index report, assessing 130 countries’ level of how they make use of their human capital. The report, as presented at the Summer-Davos in Tjianjin (China, June 26-28), aims at helping countries … Continue reading

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Panasonic Accelerator 2016 open for Swiss Startups!

Together with the open innovation platform provider creww, Panasonic opened its “Panasonic Accelerator 2016” program to international startups, also allowing Swiss startups to apply! If you’re a startup that wants to sell to Japanese companies or work with them to … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Japanese Physics Olympians!

Last weekend, at the International Physics Olympiad, or IphO, three gold medals were awarded to Japanese high school students! Students from Japan also secured one silver and one bronze in the 47th IphO held at the University of Zurich. The one week long event … Continue reading

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Cybathlon Pep Rally videos – now online!

The Science and Technology Office Tokyo is proud to present two videos shot at the Cybathlon Pep Rally! The videos, released on the office’s youtube channel, give a nice overview on the event, which took place at FabCafe Tokyo on June … Continue reading

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University of Zurich hosting 2016 International Physics Olympiad

From July 11 to 17, the world’s brightest high school students in physics compete in Zurich for the gold medals at the 47th International Physics Olympiad. More than 400 students from 84 countries are travelling to the University of Zurich, … Continue reading

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Driverless Robot Shuttle bus service at shopping mall to be launched

Just a few days after the dark news on autonomous driving, a fatal accident with a Tesla car, there are good news on the same topic from Japan. Mobile gaming company DeNA teams up with NTT DoCoMo to provide a driverless … Continue reading

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100 years of research on rivers and lakes

June 18, 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the hydrobiological laboratory at Kastanienbaum (Lucerne), which now is a part of Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology). It was in 1916 that the Lucerne Society for Natural Sciences opened … Continue reading

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Media Gallery Cybathlon Pep Rally

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Cybathlon Pep Rally in Tokyo!

On Tuesday, June 28, more than 100 people found their way to FabCafe Tokyo in Shibuya to be part of the Cybathlon Pep Rally. The event was organized by the S&T Office Tokyo to introduce the three participating teams from … Continue reading

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Swiss Professor wins 2016 Blue Planet Prize

Every year, the Asahi Glass Foundation rewards two organizations or individuals for their outstanding achievements in research solving global environmental problems. This year, the so-called “Blue Planet Prize” was awarded for the 25th time and goes to Mr. Pavan Sukhdev (India) for his … Continue reading

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