Swiss - Korean Innovation week

The Swiss-Korean Innovation Week (SKIW) is a platform aiming to facilitate bilateral cooperation in science & technology between Switzerland and Korea, taking place on a yearly base. In 2024 the focus is on "The Trust Equation". A wide variety of events will take place, including opening reception, symposium, seminars and storytelling night.

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SKIW 2024

The Trust Equation

In our digital age, trust is pivotal. It fuels economic transactions, safeguards privacy, and fosters collaboration and innovation online. Digital trust is the cornerstone of a secure and inclusive digital society, essential for driving progress and prosperity in an interconnected world.

In the upcoming Innovation Week, we will delve into the multifaceted aspects of digital trust. Through engaging workshops, insightful panel discussions, and hands-on activities, we aim to explore topics such as digital self-determination, cybersecurity, data privacy, automated decision making and ethical practices and empower stakeholders to navigate the complexities of digital interactions

May 20-24. 2024


SKIW 2023

Enabling Innovation

Innovation is a driver of economic growth. Improvements of living standards and economic activity can be traced back to innovation waves - or what experts call "Industrial Revolutions". Technological breakthroughs disrupted entire industries and businesses. The world is currently experiencing the "4th Industrial Revolution" with the rapid spread of digitization, quantum computing, AI, bio and nano-technologies, advanced materials, bioinformatics and other breakthrough technologies. As countries seek to reap the benefits of innovation, we are seeing unprecedented interest and investment for innovation, both from the public and the private sector.

May 11-23. 2023

SKIW 2022

Diversity for Innovation

An old Korean proverb - 우물 안의 개구리 or "frog in a well" - is used to describe someone who walks through life with their head in the sand when it comes to all the diversity present in the world around them. The SKIW 2022 aims to establish a dialogue about the current status and identify some instruments to "rise out of the well" and create a more diverse, inclusive and innovative society.

June 7-10. 2022

SKIW 2021

Green Transition

With the rising alerts of the environmental threats and calls for joint actions around the globe, efforts have been made to build a more eco-friendly environment of the future. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of the actions are questionable. Are they suitable for sustainable living in the long-term?

June 1-4, 2021

SKIW 2020

Circular Economy

The transformation journey to a circular economy drives across different steps of the value chain. Cooperation between reseach institutions and companies is fundamental to boost circularity. Particular attention is growing towards sustainable materials and engineering, aiming to retain resources instead than managing waste, addressing problems at their source to respond to current and actual challenges.

June 2-5, 2020

SKIW 2019

Smart Technologies and Society

Under the 4th Industrial Revolution, R&D is promoted as innovation growth engine. The key for continuous value creation is to find innovative solutions to social issues by the convergence of existing technologies. Experts from Switzerland and Korea active in academic and industrial worlds share visions and examples for "smart living" through the convergence of technologies in services, which make our cities more sustainable.

May 20-24, 2019

SKIW 2018

Medical Technologies and Precision Medicine

Bringing together professors, medical doctors and entrepreneurs from both countries to discuss about innovation in medical technologies and precision medicine and kick off the Swiss-Korean Life Science Initiative.

February 5-9, 2018