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The biggest startup pitchfest comes to Bangalore!
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Dr. Srinivasan Murali, CEO and Co-Founder of Swiss startup SmartCardia, a spin-off of EPFL, arrived in Bangalore in the beginning of August to understand the startup ecosystem here. With the help of swissnex India, SmartCardia connected with relevant local partners and other Swiss startups who enabled them to understand the market system in India better. Hear from Dr. Srinivasan Murali about his experience in India so far...
Seedstars World
5 September 2015, Bangalore, 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm IST onwards

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5mn in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 50 countries. Seedstars World is coming back to Bangalore! 12 best startups will pitch in front of local and international jury. And the winner will get the chance to go to Switzerland to compete for at least $1.5mn in investment. 
 
 Visit our website  for more details.
The Healthy World Conference 2015 
5 - 7 September 2015, JNTUK, Andhra Pradesh, 10:00 am IST onwards
 
swissnex India is proud to be a partner of The Healthy World Conference 2015 (HCW2015), the first global conference that places a special emphasis on a holistic approach at improving health through technology. Universities and health care professionals from around the world will be part of the conference, hosted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) and supported by Canton de Vaud – HEIG-VD, Switzerland.
 
 Visit our website  to know more about the program.
Robo Revolution
12 - 15 September 2015, Workbench Projects, Bangalore, 8.00 am IST onwards

swissnex India, Workbench Projects and Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich  present 'Robo Revolution' - a workshop to build smart, collaborative robots that could solve problems in the city! The workshop gives robot enthusiasts a chance to learn how to build their own robot from experts in Switzerland and learn about the state-of-the-art robotics research in Switzerland. 
 
 Visit our website  to know more about the program.
Startups we've empowered!
 
swissnex India has enabled 40 startups to validate their service, product or business model’s suitability for the Indian market by leveraging our infrastructure. Our team has also provided support that includes tailored advice on questions related to Indian market, logistics, dipstick survey, real estate local news, culture and access to meaningful industrial research. Meet the startups...
Swiss Vocational Education and Training Day, New Delhi
By Dr. Indraneel Ghosh, Sr. Thematic Advisor, swissnex India
 
The Swiss Vocational Education and Training Day took place on June 5, 2015. Dr. Ghosh summarizes the event - "The Swiss VET Initiative India (SVETII) was launched as a pilot project on the occasion of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Indo-Swiss bilateral friendship treaty in 2008. The initiative was presented to stakeholders and potential partners with the objectives of showcasing the Swiss VET model and Switzerland’s expertise in this field." Read more
Swiss sense and Indian sensibility spark art exchange
By Anand Chandrashekhar, swissinfo.ch
 
"Switzerland and India couldn’t be more different if they tried. A Swiss-funded exchange programme allows artists from both countries to expand their artistic horizons by making the most of these differences"  writes Anand Chandrashekhar. Read more
>> IEEE SmartTech Workshop in Bangalore
     on 25th and 26th September.

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       ecosystem
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