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Wrapping up an exciting 2015!
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What made 2015 so special for swissnex India? A long list of exciting events, a special focus on the Year of Swiss Innovation, new academic partnerships, a sense of fulfilment of having empowered nearly 50 startups, unique events combining science and arts... all these and more. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and well wishers for being part of our wonderful journey this year! Take a tour of 2015...
Fragments of Switzerland
Until 18 Dec 2015, Movenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore

Fragments of Switzerland is an interactive installation based on the concept of a virtual stage with visual and acoustic stimuli. The visitor gets a glance of different scenarios composed of live imagery from places all over Switzerland. These images are projected on a fragmented screen hanging from the ceiling, which aims to change the perception of space as time lapses from day to night. Free entry: walk in to Mövenpick Hotel lobby to view this amazing work of art!
 
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swissnexDay'15 
15 Dec 2015Joseph Deiss, University of Fribourg, Fribourg
12:00 pm to 5:30 pm CET

Join us for swissnex Day’15, the yearly flagship event bringing together representatives from Switzerland’s education, research and innovation community, featuring a panel discussion with distinguished experts, among others Dr. Marianne Janik, CEO of Microsoft Switzerland, on the impact of Big Data in science and innovation in Switzerland. Connect with representatives of swissnexes around the world, and the science and technology counselor network. 
 
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ICRC Enable Makeathon
Business Bootcamp & Maker Days: 18 - 21 Dec 2016
IIM Bangalore and Workbench Projects, Bangalore

The Enable Makeathon is a 60-day-long programme that brings together people with disabilities, designers, engineers and entrepreneurs to create solutions that make a difference. swissnex India hosts Swiss experts in engineering, design, robotics, mechatronics and other associate fields to mentor the selected participating groups during the Makeathon. Read more. 
 
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ETH Zurich at IIT Techfest
26 - 28 Dec 2015, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
swissnex India continues its collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay by bringing students of ETH Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts to the Techfest. At this year’s Techfest, two students will present the prototype of ADDit Concept Toola hammer drill, developed by students of mechanical and electrical engineering, ETH Zurich and industrial design, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
 
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2015 Call for Scholars Exchange Grants
Apply until 15 Feb 2016

Attention Social Scientists! The Scholars Exchange Grants (SEG) as part of the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP) is open until 15 February 2015. These grants are designed to fund visits of researchers in the social sciences between Switzerland and India, for joint research, field research, teaching exchange, joint development of a research proposal and presentations in conferences. 
 
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Lift India 2015 - a quick recap
Lift India was a key international event about innovation and digital technologies, featuring a 1-day conference with inspiring speeches and truly interactive workshops, a Swiss Innovation Night with top projects from both countries and an exhibition of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with! Watch the video.
Swiss startups @ Lift India

swissnex India hosted 7 startups at Lift India 2015 and facilitated a discovery tour in Bangalore and Mumbai to provide them with a glimpse of the startup ecosystem in India. Here's what they had to talk about their 'India experience'...
The Swiss business of making
Bollywood dreams

Switzerland's clean cities and spectacular Alpine scenery have been a part of Bollywood for many years. Anand Chandrasekhar from swissinfo.ch explains how some small businesses have benefited from the Indian film industry and how for some companies, it comes at a cost. Read on...
>> swissnex India is looking for a Designer/
     Communication Coordinator.
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>> Swiss startup SmartAgri wins 
     Innovate4Climate Acceleration Award
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>> Check out the lastest Swiss science news
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