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