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 2021 the focus is on Green Transition. Events range from open talks, workshops for scientist, training for startups to a competition for students.

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

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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