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NCCR D-Fab (ETH Zurich) and T-ADS (U of Tokyo) presenting in Mutations-Créations / Imprimer le monde exhibition, Paris

The works of National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication hosted at ETH Zurich and the University of Tokyo Advanced Design Studies Unit (T-ADS) are exhibited in the ongoing “Mutations – Créations / Imprimer le monde (Printing the … Continue reading

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New Japanese corporate accelerator open to global startups

The startup Creww (yes, with two “w”) stands at the center of one of the largest startup communities in Japan and hosts an open innovation platform that connects Japanese companies with international startups. The ideal startups are those focused on marketing … Continue reading

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Swiss accelerators are looking for promising international startups!

Kickstart Accelerator Kickstart Accelerator is an initiative by digitalswitzerland and one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero equity accelerators, whose goal is to foster the Swiss innovation ecosystem globally. The 11-week program offers co-working space, access to corporate partners, top-level mentors … Continue reading

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7th Annual Event for the Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Japan in Kansai

Upon invitation by the chapter heads Yuta Daigi and Aurelio Cortese as well as the Science & Technology Office Tokyo, eleven Swiss University alumni gathered in Kyoto for the 7th Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Kansai event. Meeting point was the … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News, Past Events |

Visit Live Demo of Exoskeleton TWIICE at the Swiss Medtech Pavilion (April 19-21, 2017)

Don’t miss the rare opportunity and visit us at the Swiss Medtech Pavilion at MEDTEC Japan 2017 (April 19-21, 2017, booth no. 907)! The exoskeleton TWIICE, developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), will be presented by … Continue reading

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Japanese Banks Answer to Rising Competition in the Fintech Race

Banks and other players in Japan are increasingly launching initiatives to catch up in the fintech race, with rivals in the USA and Europe, as well as tech giants like Apple and Google, especially in the area of payment services … Continue reading

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Swiss’ Experiences #5: From Lacquerware to a Golden Lion

The first round of presentations in the series titled “Swiss’ Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” was concluded with another highlight: In the fifth edition, Dr. Vroni Shiohara elaborated on her story how she came to Japan, learned Japanese within a year and ended … Continue reading

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New Master Courses and a National Center for Data Science

In a joint venture, ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) to foster innovation in data and computer science, as well as to provide an infrastructure for multidisciplinary research and open science. Data science involves … Continue reading

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Two Swiss universities top THE’s list of the world’s most international universities 2017

ETH Zurich and EPFL ranked first and second respectively on the ranking by Times Higher Education (THE), listing the most international universities worldwide. The University of Zurich came in 15th, an impressive jump from 105th rank the year before. The … Continue reading

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S&T Office goes virtual: VR Annual Report released!

Last year, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan decided to go virtual! All events were recorded with a 360-degree camera or photographed with a 3D camera in preparation for the first Virtual Reality … Continue reading

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