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2015 brings interface of science and art to the fore!
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Startup Tour Bangalore - a lot of learning, a lot of fun!
‘Startup Tour’ Bangalore, an India immersion program for Swiss entrepreneurs, was conceived and designed by the swissnex India team with the support of local partners. It was an intensive 4.5 day program with talks by experts, site visit to relevant business institutions and networking opportunities. The 8 startups (10 members) benefited tremendously from this initiative through ideation and knowledge sharing. Take a peek at the key highlights of the program!
Date Canvas visualization begins at Lift!
6 February 2015 at CICG, Geneva

The Data Canvas initiative empowers citizens to gather their own data with the use of open-source, Do-it-yourself (DIY) environmental sensor technology. On the morning of Friday, February 6, 2015, swissnex San Francisco, Lift, and Gray Area kick-off the Data Canvas visualization challenge. During this launch, they will open the data streams from 100 sensors that have been built and deployed by citizens around the world. Designers, programmers, data scientists and artists are invited to take up the challenge: merge and compare mobility data sets from three cities—San Francisco, Geneva, and Zurich—and draw meaningful insights. 
 
Attakalari Biennial - Celebrating dance and the movement arts
6 February 2015, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore

On the occasion of Attakalari biennial, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore and swissnex India in collaboration with Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts Council and Mövenpick Hotel and Spa would be hosting a dinner on the 6th of February 2015. Attakkalari India Biennial, South Asia's largest and most important international festival for contemporary dance and movement arts, will be held between February 6th and 15th, 2015. The event will also see participation from a Swiss dance group.

 Visit the website  for more information.
A musical night in Bangalore
14 February 2015, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore

Students from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Bangalore School of Music (BSM) are preparing themselves for a musical exchange in Bangalore in February 2015! Both the institutions, who are acclaimed in the field of music, will share with each other, their own respective approaches to teaching and learning. After a week of intensive training, the students and faculty will give a performance at the Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore. 

 Register  to be a part of the musical extravaganza.
Hear the Movement. See the Music
26 - 27 February 2015, 7.30 pm, Ranga Shankara, Bangalore
 
Compagnie Linga, a contemporary dance company founded in Switzerland, is visiting Bangalore with a unique program that combines art and technology. By using a sound system developed in association with Christophe Calpini, the dancers create music with the movements of their body. Compagnie Linga will present two shows in Ranga Shankara, with a scientific introduction by Dr. Daniela Cerqui, University of Lausanne, with the support of swissnex India and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. 
 
Visit our website to  purchase tickets .
New vistas for Swiss entrepreneurs
23 - 28 February 2015, 9.00 am to 8.00 pm, Bangalore

Construkt Festival is India's largest startup festival. As a strategic partner, swissnex India is bringing 5 Swiss startups to Bangalore who will enjoy various platforms through the week of 23-28 February including official launch in India, dedicated interaction spaces in the Swiss Pavilion @ Construkt and one-on-one-engagement opportunities with potential customers/ partners during the crawl.  

 Visit our website  for more information.
Changing dynamics in India's startup ecosystem

Prajakt Raut, an entrepreneur and entreprenuership evangelist describes the fast-changing Indian startup ecosystem in Yourstory - "2014 was a defining year for the Indian startup ecosystem. Compared to the rest of the decade, a number of significant events and activities had changed the very nature of the startup world." Read more... 
Source: www.yourstory.com
Switzerland's Indian migrants as agents of change 
 
Anand Chandrasekhar writes, "The value of India’s migrants is often judged by their ability to send remittances back home. But perhaps their worth should instead be based on their willingness to contribute to the country’s development on their return. According to the Indian Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the resident Indian population in Switzerland is close to 11,000 individuals as of 2012. Until recently, there was no real analysis of what brought these migrants to the country". Continues...
Source: www.swissinfo.ch
New faces behind the scenes...
From the left: Sebastien Bianchi, Navya Shivaprakash, Salome Aggeler and Salome Fischer

swissnex India team has grown a little bigger in 2015. And it's not because of all the Swiss chocolates we've eaten! We now have four new additions to our team. Three interns and a junior manager enter our fold, each with their own unique backgrounds, experiences and oodles of ideas! Allow us to introduce you to: Salome and Salome (yes, there are two of them!), Navya and Sebastien.
>>  Snehal Shah's book 'Architect' released at
       swissnex India!


>>  Swiss short film Parvaneh receives an Oscar
      nomination in the Live Action Short Film
      category.
>>  Top three of the 100 most international
universities
in the world are Swiss!

 
    >>  Neuroscientists from University of Zurich
           find interesting insights into the effect of
           languages on the brain.
>> Swiss artist Zimoun exhibits his installations in New York
>> Exploring the foundation of Xi Jinping's China Dream at swissnex China
>> Entrepreneurs narrate their success stories at swissnex Singapore
>> Learn the science of brewing beer in the Silicon Valley
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