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What is the future of Big Data in India? Prof. Pulak Ghosh speaks...

The Federal Council of Switzerland recently launched a National Research Programme devoted to the development of Big Data solutions, with a budget of CHF 25 million. We looked at a similar trend arising in India – where Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India is witnessing the rise of Big Data analytics as a sector in itself. Here’s what Prof. Pulak Ghosh – member of the UN’s Big Data Group and Professor at IIM Bangalore – had to say about the new developments and the future of Big Data in India. 
EPFL Summer School at swissnex India
28 August 2015, swissnex India, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm IST

Students from Centre for Area and Culture Studies, EPFL will visit India as part of their summer school program to connect with Indian organizations with similar interests. swissnex India will receive the delegation on August 28 for a panel discussion on the topic of Environmental Issues in Urban and Rural India.
 
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Startup Tour Bangalore 2015 
7 - 11 September 2015, Bangalore, 8:00 am IST onwards
 
Swiss startups, are you ready for an immersion into Bangalore's startup ecosystem? Startup Tour Bangalore 2015, a program specifically designed for ICT, Med Tech, Clean Tech and Social entrepreneurs, will enable you to interact with key players and potential partners in the Bangalore ecosystem and gain a concrete understanding of the Indian market characteristics.
 
 Visit our website  to know more about the program.
Robo Revolution: Call for participation
12 - 15 September 2015, Workbench Projects, Bangalore

Join us for 'Robo Revolution' - a workshop to build smart, collaborative robots that could help solve problems in the city! Learn how to build your own robot and about the localisation and perception algorithms to give it a mind of its own. Also, get a chance to know the state-of-the-art robotics research taking place in Switzerland. This workshop is a an initiative of swissnex India, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich and Workbench Projects.
 
 Visit our website  to know more about the program.
Data Canvas Exhibition: Call for Best Data Visualization Projects
24 - 31 October 2015, Bangalore
 
Here's some great news for Indian designers and data visualisation enthusiasts! swissnex India and Lift Conference are bringing the internationally renowned Data Canvas Exhibition to Bangalore showcasing innovative visualizations on how citizens perceive their environment, based on the measures of pollution, dust, light, sound, temperature and humidity; collected through a sensor. If you have worked on similar data visualisation projects, this is your chance to feature them along with the international projects at the Data Canvas exhibition. Ensure to submit your projects before 15 September 2015.
 
 Visit our website  for details of participation.
It's the right time to grow your social business in India!
 
29.5% of India's population still lives below the poverty line. Which is why Swiss social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to social problems should consider India as the right destination to grow their business. 

Here's a detailed report for Swiss social startups and SMEs that gives the essential know-how to understand India better. 
Looking back at my India adventure
By Sebastien Bianchi, intern at swissnex India
 
Sebastien Bianchi, former intern at swissnes India, talks about the highlights of his stay in Bangalore, the projects he worked on, balancing his work at swissnex India and his master thesis for HEC Lausanne and most importantly, his impressions about India in an interesting interview. Read it here.
New Faces Behind the Scenes
From left: Charlotte Chenu, Patrick Bovet and Alexandra Banjac 

We are excited to welcome three new interns to Team swissnex India this month. Meet Alexandra Banjac, Charlotte Chenu and Patrick Bovet. Though they are from different backgrounds, they have a shared interest in exploring and learning as much as they can from 'Incredible India'. 
Being a Women Entrepreneur in India
 
Swiss entreprenuer Melanie Martinelli, who has successfully established her company in India, answers every query about being a woman entrepreneur in India. Watch the webinar webcast.
>>  A peek at the first ever 'Asia' engagement
      platform
for Swiss startups

>>  Ankit Khandelwal writes about courses on
      water purification in Switzerland
>>  Dr. Anwarul Hasan talks about Emerging
      Risks in Emerging Economies

>>  Swiss apprenticeship model makes inroads
      in India
  
>> Virada Sustentável, annual conference on raising interest in sustainable solutions at swissnex brazil 
>> The second Swiss Day at Beihang University
>> swissnex Singapore hosts a welcome event for Exchange Students 2015
>> Find out what's Behind Real Virtuality at swissnex San Francisco
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