Mandates are cooperation agreements between Swissnex in Brazil and partners to extend their professional networks, strengthen international cooperation and exchange of Swiss researchers, innovators and institutions. Depending on the specific structure of the mandate, different tasks can be fulfilled.
The Swissnex Network collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners related to international research and innovation, supporting them in their outreach and active engagement in the global exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. These primarily include:
Higher Education and research institutions
Governmental and publicly funded institutions
Start-ups and innovation-driven companies
Non-governmental and non-profit organizations
Creative industries linked to education, research, or innovation
What we offer
Mandates are cooperation agreements between Swissnex in Brazil and partners to extend their professional networks, strengthen international cooperation and exchanges of Swiss researchers, innovators and institutions. Depending on the specific structure of the mandate, different tasks can be fulfilled.
Some examples of what we can offer are:
The organization (program, logistics, translation, administration) of visits by university professors or researchers to establish contacts with local partners such as universities, researchers, organizations, companies. These can be expanded to study tours and the elaboration of summer schools in partnership with our local partners.
Swissnex in Brazil can also increase its partners’ visibility through communication mandates, whereby the specific university is represented on a larger scale on social media, conferences, workshops, networking events.
We also offer office space for researchers, students and entrepreneurs during their stay in Brazil. It includes internet connection, working space, meeting room as well as fast connection to the main areas of Rio de Janeiro by public transport or car.
Swissnex in Brazil in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen (HSG), the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) launched training camps for Brazilian and Swiss scientists: “Academia Industry Training”.
The AIT aims to connect promising researchers-entrepreneurs with the industry in order to develop the market application of their high-level research. It also makes international researchers working together to share best practices, understand new markets, develop new market applications and create synergies.
When a ZHAW staff member comes to Brazil, Swissnex organizes an agenda with potential partners, assisting with networking beyond the relationship already in place between the ZHAW researcher and its partner in Brazil.
Understanding of specific goals & professional scope via phone, Skype, email identification of relevant stakeholders in Brazil (within or beyond Swissnex network) and organization of bilateral meetings.
Oikos & Movetia
A collaboration between oikos and Swissnex in Brazil sponsored by Movetia, the Leadership & Sustainability Fellowship, aims to gather international students and academics to foster innovation in sustainable management and leadership education, through the oikos-designed “Students Creating Curriculum for Sustainability” project.
Swissnex in Brazil hosts a graduated student (Bachelor or Master Degree) as an intern upon mutual agreement to develop and implement the project.