Cultures of innovation: Past, Present and Future
Cultures of innovation: Past, Present and Future

Cultures of innovation: The academia industry connect

Cultures of innovation: Past, Present and Future

How did China, India, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland reach their respective levels of industrialisation and adoption of technology in people’s daily lives?

In a series of three webinars, we will explore the past, the present and the future of the cultures of innovation with leading experts and policy makers from these countries. We will also explore the success of transferring the results of academic research to industry. The series is organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in India and swissnex India, together with swissnex China, and the Swiss Science and Technology Offices in Japan and Singapore, supported by the Swiss public diplomacy initiative in India, Swiss It!

Webinar 3: The academia industry connect

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The best ecosystems cannot produce results if the results of fundamental research are not transferred to industry to create new products and processes. In this concluding webinar of the series, we examine whether India, Japan and Switzerland have been successful in making these transfers towards industry, and the lessons that have been learnt to make them more efficient in the future.

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020: 09:00 – 10:00


India: Professor Milind Atrey, Dean, Research and Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Dr G. Padmanabham, Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) and Member, Industrial Research Committee, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research.

Japan: Mr. Noriaki Sakamoto, Partner and Board Director, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co. (UTEC) and Professor Kazunari Sasaki, (Dr. sc. Techn. ETH) Senior Vice President for industry academia government relations and Distinguished Professor, Kyushu University

Switzerland: Mr James Breiding, CEO, Naissance Capital and observer of the Swiss innovation landscape and Mr Anil Sethi, Entrepreneur in Residence, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

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