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Workshop Series: Corporate-Startup Partnering for Success

Les partenaires de la campagne INDUSTRIE-GENÈVE ont le plaisir d’inviter des industriels genevois au premier événement « Au cœur de l’industrie de Genève » afin de rencontrer des experts au cœur de l’industrie et de participer à la table ronde sur la thématique d’un robot dans…


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Open Geneva 2019: Conferences

              Les Conférences Open Geneva, c'est 3 rendez-vous uniques qui auront lieu durant le festival d'innovation ouverte Open Geneva (du 18 au 24 mars 2019) : Cyber Nexus The cyberspace is at a crossroad: digital innovation has…


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Workshop Series: Corporate-Startup Partnering for Success

Given the speed of innovation and the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and startups have a vested interest in partnering. Successful alliances can significantly speed up time to market and scaling up, amongst others. However, there are many reasons why such…


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“Bourse aux Idées”: survey for companies

This year, the GCC would like to organize a "Bourse aux idées" to the attention of researchers and companies in order to: 1) Give the opportunity to bearers of ideas or innovative projects to present them to a public of companies, representatives of accelerators, pre-incubators…


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KEY LEARNINGS : L’Employé Augmenté = (IA + RA)

L’événement "L'Employé Augmenté" avait pour objectif de donner une vue d’ensemble sur les technologies qui constituent la 4e révolution industrielle, en focalisant sur 3 briques technologiques : • l’IA (Intelligence Artificielle), • l’IoT (Internet of Things), • les systèmes…


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Be a star in ESA’s Universe

The Swiss Space Center with ESA, will organize a roadshow on 7 November at the HEPIA - GENEVA (Haute école du paysage, d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Genève), to promote ESA career opportunities to the Swiss community. This event will allow you to meet different actors in…


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12th Forum on Implementation in Switzerland

The forum on implementation in Switzerland (Forum sur l'Implantation en Suisse), organized by the CCI France-Suisse, is aimed at French companies and entrepreneurs looking for information and advice to develop and set up in Switzerland. It is in this context that Rania…


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Alohack

36H TO REINVENT OUTDOOR SPORT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES! Alohack is a new generation hackathon dedicated to sports and to digital, bringing together players from Greater Geneva, the Lyon region and the Alpine furrow. This is the opportunity to bring together entrepreneurs, experts,…


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SDG INNOVATION X-CHANGE

This program aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship to young Chinese and Swiss innovators. The SDG INNOVATION X-CHANGE is organized by the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative at…


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Sprint for Self-Reliance

The Geneva Creativity Center is pleased to partner with the International Trade Center (ITC) on this exciting - "Sprint for Self-Reliance" event to be held next September 20th, 2018 from 12:00 to 20:00 - registrations are open until 18 September  - come and join us! Be one of 20…


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Workshop Series: Corporate-Startup Partnering for Success

Les partenaires de la campagne INDUSTRIE-GENÈVE ont le plaisir d’inviter des industriels genevois au premier événement « Au cœur de l’industrie de Genève » afin de rencontrer des experts au cœur de l’industrie et de participer à la table ronde sur la thématique d’un robot dans mon équipe.

Autour de
Nicolas Lavarini, Chief Operating Officer, Jean Gallay SA
Benoît Gerber, Local Product Manager Robotics, ABB Switzerland
Livio Elia, CEO, Eskenazi SA
Dr Michel Lauria, professeur HES associé, HEPIA

Animée par
Rania Al-Baroudi, directrice, GCC
Frédéric Dreyer, directeur, OPI

Source : Industrie-Genève


WHEN
26 March 2019
16:00 - 18:00
WHERE
Jean Gallay SA
Chemin du Pont-du-Centenaire 108
1228 Plan-les-Ouates
INFORMATION
HERE
REGISTRATION HERE

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Open Geneva 2019: Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les Conférences Open Geneva, c'est 3 rendez-vous uniques qui auront lieu durant le festival d'innovation ouverte Open Geneva (du 18 au 24 mars 2019) :

Cyber
Nexus

The cyberspace is at a crossroad: digital innovation has accelerated and permeated societies and human mind with unforeseen development opportunities. Yet, the acceleration of the digital society has generated unprecedented challenges. Welcome to the future of techno-society !
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 18h - 21h, FER Geneva
Booking: HERE

Geneva Solutions

International Geneva is known for its high level international discussions, led by the United Nations. Yet, it also an integrated hub for the invention and the deployment of technologies, services, policies, and advocacy for the relief and the betterment of the world. Behind the scenes, people team up to tackle great global challenges. We want them to tell us how and why they work hard to achieve these global goals.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 18h - 21h, Campus Biotech
Booking: HERE

Sustainable Cities

Tous les quelques mois, une nouvelle ville atteint la taille de Singapour. Et déjà aujourd’hui, les villes produisent trois quarts des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Les villes sont des acteurs clés pour l’adaptation au changement climatique. En conséquence, et grâce à la révolution numérique, nous devons maintenant reinventer la manière dont les villes sont construites et gérées. et donc comment les villes peuvent contributer des solutions concrètes aux problèmes existentiels de l’humanité. (FuturICT2.0)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 18h - 21h, UNIGE Bastions, Room U106
Booking: HERE

Les conférences Open Geneva sont organisées en collaboration avec l’Université de Genève et le Canton de Genève, ainsi que des partenaires propre à chaque conférence.


MORE ABOUT OPEN GENEVA

WHEN
18-24 March 2019
WHERE
Geneva
INFORMATION
HERE
PROGRAM HERE (pdf)
HERE (online)

 


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Workshop Series: Corporate-Startup Partnering for Success

Given the speed of innovation and the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and startups have a vested interest in partnering. Successful alliances can significantly speed up time to market and scaling up, amongst others. However, there are many reasons why such partnerships could go wrong.

EPFL Innovation Park created a 4 half-day workshops with dozens of company executives as speakers, to talk about their best practices and lessons learned from their own experiences. There will be case studies as well as group discussions. Start-up CEO /CTOs and Corporate innovation managers will have the possibility to work side by side to help each other, to achieve better understanding and to build a powerful business and personal network.

The program consists of 4 afternoons from 13h30 to 17h30 at FER in Geneva on March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th, to easily fit into your schedule. Participants who can not attend the 4 consequent workshops can invite a colleague from his team to attend, in order to ensure the continuity and the quality of exchange with other participating companies.


WHEN
14, 21, 28 March and 4 April 2019
13:00 - 17:30
WHERE
FER
Rue de Saint-Jean 98
Case postale 5278
1211 Genève 11
INFORMATION
HERE
REGISTRATION HERE

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“Bourse aux Idées”: survey for companies

This year, the GCC would like to organize a "Bourse aux idées" to the attention of researchers and companies in order to:

1) Give the opportunity to bearers of ideas or innovative projects to present them to a public of companies, representatives of accelerators, pre-incubators and other potential partners to develop them.
> Morning – 3min. pitchs format

2) Enable companies to question state-of-the-art research and science in their field of activity.
> Afternoon – format to be defined

In order to prepare this event, especially the afternoon part which is devoted to companies, the GCC would like to survey Geneva companies on their thematics of interest and their needs in innovation. To that end, we thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to answer these 5 questions (anonymous survey):

>>> GO TO THE SURVEY !

This survey is open until March 10, 2019.


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KEY LEARNINGS : L’Employé Augmenté = (IA + RA)

L’événement "L'Employé Augmenté" avait pour objectif de donner une vue d’ensemble sur les technologies qui constituent la 4e révolution industrielle, en focalisant sur 3 briques technologiques :

• l’IA (Intelligence Artificielle),
• l’IoT (Internet of Things),
• les systèmes immersifs (RA/RV/RM).

Le but était de montrer comment l’emploi raisonné de ces outils renforce les compétences, la productivité et la capacité décisionnelle des employés, tout en leur économisant de nombreuses tâches répétitives.

L’événement fut également l’occasion de sonder les participants quant à leur compréhension de ces technologies, les défis rencontrés et l’application qu’ils en font, ou pourraient en faire, au sein de leurs entreprises.

Après un aperçu d’HEPIA (Haute école du paysage, d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Genève), le prof. Nabil Abdennadher a présenté les activités de recherche d’inIT – institut d’ingénierie informatique et des télécommunications autour de 4 axes :

• les systèmes embarqués,
• les réseaux et transmission de données,
• le stockage, traitement et interprétation de données,
• les interfaces intelligentes et interaction.

Prof. Yassin Rekik a ensuite mis l’accent sur les interfaces intelligentes, les technologies immersives, "gamification" et "natural user interactions" qui, avec la voix, la gestuelle et le tactile ont permis de minimiser, voire casser, la barrière des limites sensorielles et cognitives, d’espace et de temps, entre l’homme et la machine. Les nouvelles technologies toujours plus connectées et intelligentes ont bouleversé l’industrie et nous ne sommes qu’au début d’un processus qui deviendra de plus en plus complexe. Et s’il est vrai que beaucoup de métiers disparaîtront, de nouveaux métiers apparaissent déjà tels que le spécialiste en crowdfunding, l'imprimeur 3D ou encore le pilote de drones. Sachant que "65% des métiers de 2050 n’existent pas encore".

Prof. Rekik a expliqué comment la réalité augmentée couplée à l’intelligence artificielle et à l’internet des objets peut être au service des procédés industriels. En permettant toujours plus d’interaction et d’immersion, ces outils élargissent le champ d’applications possibles.

Ces technologies ont déjà fait leur preuve aujourd’hui dans de nombreux secteurs (santé, ingénierie, immobilier, militaire, l’éducation, construction, architecture, énergie, aviation et aérospatial, etc.) et domaines d’application (montage, maintenance, contrôle qualité, design, logistique, vente, mode de collaboration et de mise en valeur de biens et de services, etc.) en assurant gain de productivité, diminution de coûts et diminution du risque d’erreur dans la plupart des scénarios d’utilisation. Voir les exemples concrets dans la présentation du prof. Rekik.

La tendance ira en s’accélérant et selon le Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research, à l’horizon 2025 le marché total des applications VR/AR (Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality) pourrait atteindre les 35 milliards de dollars. Ainsi, il paraît primordial pour les entreprises de ne pas passer à côté de ces bouleversements en réalisant une veille technologique, en se formant, et en saisissant l’opportunité qu’offrent ces nouvelles technologies tout en s’inspirant des succès existants et en assurant l’interopérabilité et le respect des divers protocoles ou standards.

Retrouvez les présentations et quelques photos de l'événement ICI !

Par ailleurs, le GCC est à votre disposition pour vous soutenir dans vos projets. Si vous souhaitez plus de renseignements, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter.


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Be a star in ESA’s Universe

The Swiss Space Center with ESA, will organize a roadshow on 7 November at the HEPIA - GENEVA (Haute école du paysage, d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Genève), to promote ESA career opportunities to the Swiss community.

This event will allow you to meet different actors in the space sector, private and public.


WHEN

Wednesday 7 November 2018

17:00 - 20:00

WHERE
HEPIA - Aula
Rue de la Prairie 4
1202 Geneva
PROGRAM
HERE
REGISTRATION HERE

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12th Forum on Implementation in Switzerland

The forum on implementation in Switzerland (Forum sur l'Implantation en Suisse), organized by the CCI France-Suisse, is aimed at French companies and entrepreneurs looking for information and advice to develop and set up in Switzerland.

It is in this context that Rania Al-Baroudi and Sébastien Kicka from the GCC will lead the workshop "Le dispositif de soutien aux entreprises innovantes et l’interface avec les hautes écoles genevoises".


WHEN
Tuesday 14 November 2018
WHERE
Ramada Encore Genève
Route des Jeunes 10-12
1227 Geneva
PROGRAM
HERE
REGISTRATION HERE

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Alohack

36H TO REINVENT OUTDOOR SPORT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES!

Alohack is a new generation hackathon dedicated to sports and to digital, bringing together players from Greater Geneva, the Lyon region and the Alpine furrow.

This is the opportunity to bring together entrepreneurs, experts, enthusiasts and students to imagine and create together the future of outdoor sports through new technologies (connected objects, data, robotics, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, ...).

The GCC is pleased to be one of the partners of the event!


WHEN
6-7-8 November 2018
WHERE
Archamps
INFORMATION
HERE
REGISTRATION
HERE

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SDG INNOVATION X-CHANGE

This program aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship to young Chinese and Swiss innovators. The SDG INNOVATION X-CHANGE is organized by the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative at the University of Geneva and X-lab, the innovation platform of Tsinghua University in Beijing.


WHEN • 1st Session in Geneva, 26-30 November 2018
• 2nd Session in Beijing, 15-19 April 2019
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS • Your project/activity should connect with the SDGs, with high potential impact.
• Clear goals in Geneva (e.g., connect with local UN agencies, NGOs)
• Clear goals in China (use of manufacturing technologies, intention to test the market and develop project there, meet Chinese investors, etc.).
APPLICATION • First phase: short online form (deadline 25 September 2018).
• Second phase: online interviews for shortlisted candidates.
REGISTRATION FEES • 500 CHF for startups and NGO
• 2’500 CHF for companiesTravel and accomodation in China not included. Limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers available (est. costs: 3000 CHF).
Startups and NGOs may apply for a limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers.
DIPLOMA AWARDED The participants will receive an attestation of attendance.
CONTACT Ms Yunfei GAO
Email: yunfei.gao@unige.ch; Tel: +41 22 379 9876


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Sprint for Self-Reliance

The Geneva Creativity Center is pleased to partner with the International Trade Center (ITC) on this exciting - "Sprint for Self-Reliance" event to be held next September 20th, 2018 from 12:00 to 20:00 - registrations are open until 18 September  - come and join us!

Be one of 20 participants to join this 8-hour rapid innovation workshop to generate, develop and present digital-based solutions that can help displaced populations or vulnerable migrants access opportunities to find work and generate income.

 

 


WHEN Thursday 20 September 2018, from 12:00 to 20:00
WHERE TBC
REGISTRATION HERE (until 18 September)
ORGANIZED BY The International Trade Centre (ITC), in partnership with the GCC


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