InCube Challenge 2023: A First in China!

From October 9 to 13, an interdisciplinary team of five international university students will step into a glass cube container at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China), to collaboratively tackle a major societal challenge over the course of five intensive days. This will be the first time for the InCube Challenge, a global innovation competition organized by the ETH Entrepreneur Club, to feature a cube in China, sponsored by Bühler China and supported by Swissnex in China.

The two-week-long innovation challenge will consist of three parts: Prep Cube, OutCube and InCube. During PrepCube and OutCube, the selected international participants will meet both virtually and in-person in Switzerland to train and bond with each other. They will then join their assigned team at one of the cube locations around the world to live and work together for five days inside a glass-walled container to solve a challenge set by the corporate partner. At the end of the five days, the teams will pitch their solution to a jury and live audience at the ETH Entrepreneur Club’s annual signature Launch event in Zurich.

Past editions of the InCube Challenge have featured teams from Switzerland, the US, Singapore and South Africa. For this first edition in China, Swissnex has brought together the ETH Zurich student organizers, corporate partner Bühler China and university partner Jiangnan University to collaborate on the initiative, united by a common goal of fostering entrepreneurial talent in young people across and beyond borders. A final celebratory event will be held at the Swissnex office in Shanghai on October 14 with the organizers and network partners.


About InCube Challenge

InCube is an international innovation competition. It is the first gateway to entrepreneurship for brilliant young minds across the globe. Apply from any background and any university and we cover all expenses!

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InCube Challenge 2023

  • ETH
  • Buhler
  • Snx China