Under the Collaboration Agreement, we support UNIGE with the international outreach of its continuing education programs by helping to define a market entry strategy for India, promoting its course offers as well as by identifying and connecting with possible partner institutions for longer-term collaborations. On a case-to-case basis, the support of Swissnex in India can extend to more general institutional collaboration between UNIGE and institutions in India.
Who we work with
Swissnex 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
• Startups and innovation-driven companies
• Non-governmental, non-profit organisations
• Creative industries linked to education, research, or innovation
As part of Switzerland’s official network abroad, Swissnex co-operates closely with other Swiss organisations abroad, including and in particular: Embassies and Consulate Generals, Presence Switzerland, the Swiss Business Hubs (Switzerland Global Enterprise), Switzerland Tourism as well as Pro Helvetia Liaison offices.
Meet our partners
The Gebert Rüf Stiftung aims to promote Switzerland as 'a place to live and do business'. This supports and eases the process for Swiss startups that are keen to internationalise and explore India as a potential market.
We officially hold the mandate to represent the interests of the Canton of Vaud in India. We support collaborators in identifying partners, making relevant connections as well as following up on the ongoing collaborations in India.
Swissnex in India will support Haute Ecole de Travail Social Fribourg (HETS-FR) with ‘Knowledge2Action in South Asia’ project during 2019-20. For the duration of this Collaboration Agreement, we will be responsible for communications and outreach of the project, host the research workshop, provide content input for the workshop and summer school and extend its service for Short Explorative Faculty (SEF) visits in 2020.
Swissnex in India officially holds the mandate to represent the interests of the University of Zurich (UZH) in India. To this end, we support UZH in organising lectures, workshops with partner institutions in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. This mandate also includes hosting a shared intern from the University of Zurich at our workspace in India.
As one of the top ranked engineering schools in Europe, ETH Zurich (ETHZ) has ongoing collaborations in India under the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program as well as bilateral programs (research and student exchange). We are proud to support the activities of ETHZ in India by inviting visiting professors to talk about their breakthrough research, and students to represent ETHZ in technical festivals. We host researchers, faculty and staff sabbaticals in Bangalore. Additionally, swissnex in India organises alumni events for ETHZ alumni in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.
Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is partnering with us to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer between Switzerland and India in the field of energy innovation and policy.
We hold a mandate from Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency, the Confederation’s innovation promotion organisation. The core part of our mandate includes offering the Validation and Market Entry Camps for Swiss startups in India. Innosuisse startups benefit from professional coaching in Switzerland and can use our office facilities free of charge during the camp.
We support the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in their internationalisation efforts in India, and host their sabbaticals. Swissnex was the facilitator of the academic collaboration between ZHAW and Christ University. We also organise customised visiting programs for the ZHAW faculty in India.