Swissnex Fellows

Ever since the onset of the pandemic, Swissnex has been unlocking new innovative ways to bring its communities across the world closer together. To this end, we have launched the global Swissnex Fellowship for researchers and innovators based in Swissnex’s locations – a new way for our local communities to connect with Switzerland’s world-class education, research, and innovation ecosystem.


The Swissnex in China Fellows are aspiring, up-and-coming individuals in China, who seek to grow their engagement with Switzerland. Our Fellows are key members of our local network and actively shape our interdisciplinary, cross-border discourses on education, research and innovation. Our Fellows bring in-depth knowledge of their fields, notably in our focus areas Smart Nutrition, Energy & Environment, or HealthTech.


What can our fellows expect?

  • Be part of a global network of ideas with connections to other Swissnex fellows in six locations
  • Access Swissnex’ networks, mentorship and innovation ecosystem
  • Receive support for a business trip to Switzerland, facilitated by Swissnex in China
  • Attend a dedicated fellows event, including an annual fellowship reception in China, invitations to join Snx China’s event link to their focused topics, as well as a series of short content-focused interviews
  • Access to co-working space and meeting space at Swissnex in China
  • Gain visibility through events and promotions
  • Opportunities to advance your career through joint collaboration



Swissnex in China Fellows

Iris Long

Iris Long ( is a writer, independent curator and a Berggruen Fellow. Her recent work has been focused on the critical infrastructures in China, fundamental science and art.

Wuwei Ren

Dr. Wuwei Ren is a MedTech innovator. Now he is an Assistant Professor at ShanghaiTech University, and heads the Molecular Imaging and Biophotonics Laboratory focusing on next-generation optical imaging tools for early-stage diagnostics, drug development, and image-guided surgery. He earned his PhD degree from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He also received BRIDGE Fellowship and VentureKick Award for his entrepreneurship.

Ze Xiong

Alan Ze Xiong is a serial HealthTech innovator. He holds the positions of Assistant Professor and Director of Wireless and Smart Bioelectronics Lab at ShanghaiTech University. His research enthusiasm lies in advancing healthcare procedures with the power of digital intelligence.