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Swiss Residency Week 2024

Program PDF: Final Program Swiss Residency Week 2024 Day 1 of the AIT Swiss Residency Week After Kick-off at the Innovation Office and an introduction to living and working in Switzerland by PhD candidate in Law UZH Mr Godstime Nyeche the group enjoyed …

Posted: 28. May 2024

Shikanagroup Blog Posts

Kenya leads African Nations in Global Investment Ranking, securing third Place in FDI Standout Watchlist for 2024. The latest report from the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Standout Watchlist reveals that Kenya’s efforts in cross-border investments ha …

Posted: 12. January 2024

Tips and Tricks for Start-Up Founders

Are you interested in the daily tasks of a Start-up company, the achievements of the AIT SASBI participants or the improving of your own skills? Follow Chido Dzinotyiwei on LinkedIn, the founder of the Start-up company Vambo Academy, for daily tasks of …

Posted: 19. October 2023

Lagos Conference 2024

AIT Swiss – Africa Annual Conference Lagos 2024   SWISS–AFRICA ACADEMIA–INDUSTRY TRAINING Theme: “Challenges of Growth” Date: 28 and 29 February 2024 – Registration Hosts: University of Lagos (UniLag) / University of Ibadan (UI) / University of Ba …

Posted: 5. October 2023

AIT-SASBI Start-ups expected in Basel

Swiss Residency Week 18th – 25th June 2023 This event is part of the AIT-SASBI program. Click here to find out more about Academia-Industry Training – Swiss and African Science and Business Innovators. At the occasion of the Annual The AIT-SASBI Confer …

Posted: 16. May 2023

AIT-SASBI Spring Conference 2023

AIT-SASBI Conference Social and Tech-Driven Innovation for Impact Date: 2023, February, 22nd – 23rd Host: EDHE – Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education Venue: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa   The Winning Startups Qualified for a Res …

Posted: 11. October 2022

Kigali Workshop 2022

AIT Switzerland – Africa SASBI – Swiss and African Science and Business Innovators The SASBI Knowledge group met in Kigali 2022 to discuss mechanisms of entrepreneurship building and promotion of science-based start up activities. Directors and manager …

Posted: 10. January 2022

Season’s Greetings 2021/22
Posted: 26. December 2021

SASBI Knowledge Group Meeting #2

Looking Outside Academia – The challenge of convincing the market This event is part of: SASBI – Swiss African Science and Business Innovators Program The SASBI Regional Knowledge Group Meetings serve to intensify dialogue among stakeholders of the tec …

Posted: 16. September 2021

SASBI Knowledge Group Meeting #1

Sustainable use of solar-powered drinking water treatment systems – examples for interaction among students in Africa and Switzerland.  This event is part of: SASBI – Swiss African Science and Business Innovators Program The SASBI Regional Knowledge Gr …

Posted: 29. July 2021

SASBI Directors’ Innovation Round Table

Cooperation between Switzerland and Africa continues into 2021 – 24. On 30th of June, the Directors’ Roundtable on Innovation will kick-start this new phase by bringing together stakeholders from Tech Transfer and Innovation Offices. Under the name of …

Posted: 28. June 2021

2021 SABII and SSABDP Webinar Series
Flyer for the SABII Alumni Webinars Series 2021

Participating in these webinars shall assist start-ups in bridging their current status of company development and link up to their start-ups’ ecosystems. Participation is restricted to alumni of the Swiss – African Business and Innovation Initiative S …

Posted: 21. March 2021

European Forum Alpbach 23/Aug – 3/Sep/2020

The European Forum Alpbach, is the place to be known to draw new hope for everyone fighting for a more unified Europe, a sustainable way of life and strong democracies globally. This year however, the Forum had to reinvent itself and brilliantly master …

Posted: 17. August 2020

2020 Webinar: Covid Support

Support for Swiss and African Science-based Start-Ups in Times of COVID-19 Date and Time Tue, 16th June 2020, 14:00-14:30 CEST The Swiss – African Business Development and Research Cooperation (SARECO) launchex its first webinar on Tue 16th of June. Wi …

Posted: 28. July 2020

The Afropreneur Radio

The Afropreneur Radio Celebrating the next generation of African entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators Link

Posted: 8. July 2020

COVID-19 and the “infodemic” in Africa, Switzerland and worldwide

Transparency and clarity of information is key in times of crisis. The following articles share with you initiatives observed in countries of the Swiss – African partnership or worldwide. Please do feel free to also contribute with own statements and o …

Posted: 13. April 2020

swissnex India and WE Hub sign agreement

Switzerland’s Science and Innovation outpost in India extends its partnership to WE Hub, a tech start-up exclusively for women:

Posted: 11. July 2019

2019 Call for African Entrepreneurs

Get your Seat to go to Switzerland! The Venturelab Advanced Workshop will take place from 25th to 27th October 2019 in Addis Ababa. The Swiss – Africa Business Innovation Initiative (SABII) aims to boost the entrepreneurial know-how and exposure of Sub …

Posted: 1. July 2019

SARECO supports the UN SDGs

SARECO supports the UN SDGs The SARECO Swiss – Sub-Saharan African program for research and innovation partnerships has been established within the framework of the Swiss government’s wish to build up and deepen partnerships with countries in the Globa …

Posted: 15. March 2019

Dag Hammerskjöld Fund for Journalists: Call open for 2019

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journali …

Posted: 25. January 2019

FORUM Alpbach scholarships

The Austrian FORUM ALPBACH invites young people of all academic disciplines to consider applying for the @forumalpbach 2019 edition. Debates on Liberty and Security will stand in the forefro …

Posted: 22. January 2019

New ERAfrica Partnership Brochure: Cooperation Across Continents

The European Union has funded the ERAfrica project to bring funders from Africa and Europe together to foster institutional cooperation. The new brochure can be downloaded here:

Posted: 7. January 2019

Season’s Greetings 2019

SARECO send’s you Season’s Greetings and wishes you a Happy New Year! We thank all our partners for their valuable inputs and inspiration and look forward to another year of co-creative science and innovation partnerships! The Swiss-African Research Co …

Posted: 7. January 2019

Swiss-Africa Business Development Workshop in Nairobi

10th to 12th Dec 2018, Nairobi Image Gallery Twitter Summary Swiss-Africa Business Development Workshop

Posted: 31. December 2018

Kenyan Mobility Accelerator

Applications have opened for the Nairobi-based Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) startup accelerator, which will provide mobility startups with support worth US$20,000. The TUMI accelerator is an initiative of the Computing for Developmen …

Posted: 18. October 2018

Research: Medication that you can wear

Drug equipped polymer fibers Medication you can wear Oct 11, 2018 | ANDREA SIX Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smar …

Posted: 11. October 2018

Museum Partnerships: Unexplored ways of working together in Africa, Europe and beyond

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 7 – 8:30pm For the past decades, museum partnerships between Africa and Europe were based on the transfer of knowledge and practices – with more or less success. In this era of globalization, in which communities are fighting …

Posted: 11. October 2018

Lecture Series Basel/ Aesthetics from the Margins

Henri-Michel Yéré (University of Lausanne): If Language Could Speak The lecture series Aesthetics from the Margins (course no. 52040-01, 3 CP)<> proposes historical and theoretical inquiries into q …

Posted: 11. October 2018

Swiss – sub-Saharan Africa Business Development Program

  Bring your science based startup to next level!   Maximise the potential of your booming startup with a fast-track Afro-Swiss acceleration program. If you are an entrepreneur or a startup from an Sub-Saharan African innovation hub in the fi …

Posted: 27. September 2018

Africa research in Switzerland: Call for papers

1) Namibia Research Day (Basel, 5 October 2018) Further information: 2) Swiss Researching Africa Days (Bern, 26 – 27 October 2018) Further information: 3) Empire and …

Posted: 7. June 2018

Innovation Hub News: Across the African Continent provides news for entrepreneurs and connects to innovation hubs all over Africa:

Posted: 7. May 2018

African Union – EU Research Grants II

The African Union together with the European Union have launched the second Research Grants call in the thematic area of food nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). Focus is on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. All relevant d …

Posted: 4. May 2018

Call for Swiss – African research projects

Within the framework of Swiss research cooperation with scholars in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa a call for advanced PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers has been launched. Applicants can apply for a visiting fellowship between 3 and …

Posted: 24. April 2018

Call for seed money for cooperation with Mediterranean countries

In its function as the Swiss Leading House for the MENA region, the HES-SO is pleased to launch a new call for seed money for cooperation with Mediterranean countries. The  goal  of  the  seed  money  for  cooperation  with  Mediterranean  countries is …

Posted: 19. March 2018

Call for Projects Switzerland-Russia, Program Starter & Innovation Seed Grants

The University of Geneva as Leading House for Russia and the CIS region is pleased to announce the launch of a Call for Projects. This Call is designed to provide seed funding for projects between academic stakeholders in Switzerland and Russia. Two ty …

Posted: 19. March 2018

MBA International Health Management (MBA – IHM): Basel – Switzerland

MBA in International Health Management (MBA-IHM) Master of Business Administration Global health initiatives influence health systems worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries. New knowledge and skills are required to work in meaningful …

Posted: 21. February 2018

Seminars Higher Education in the USA, France and Switzerland

The Higher Education and Research Global seminars invite postgraduate researchers (advanced master’s level, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers) for critical reflection about topics of Global Higher Education and the challenges of one’s ow …

Posted: 30. January 2018

SARECO Season’s Greetings
Posted: 27. December 2017

Bridging grants India

The Swiss Leading House for research cooperation with India announces bridging grants for already ongoing projects between Swiss and Indian scientists: Application dea …

Posted: 19. December 2017

Voices of the Global South – UNESCO Conference at EPFL Lausanne, 27-29 June 2018

Are you interested in the development of innovative technology solutions to advance inclusive social and economic development in the Global South? The Second call for Papers (Extended Abstracts) for the 5th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair …

Posted: 14. November 2017

Social Innovation Challenge Switzerland – South Africa

The Swiss Leading House for South Africa, together with its partners in South Africa, invite researchers for an Open Innovation Challenge. The challenge owners are interested in identifying and supporting sustainable innovations aiming to improve healt …

Posted: 4. July 2017

Russia: NUST “MISiS” International Grant Competition

The National University of Science and Technology «MISiS» has announced an Open international grant competition designed to provide support to a research project to be implemented under the supervision of leading scientists: …

Posted: 2. May 2017

International Youth Summer School Moscow

We are pleased to announce the scientific program for International Youth Summer School «Aerogels: from laboratory to industry», which will take place in Moscow from 13-14 July 2017. The Youth Summer School will focus on various aerogels applications, …

Posted: 24. April 2017

CALL: European Campus-GRACE Innovation Grant

We are pleased to inform you about the new “European Campus-GRACE Innovation Grant – Internationalization at Home”. Members of the University of Basel are invited to organize a bi- or trinational Master/PhD activity together with at least one of the Eu …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Post-doc: History of Architecture & Urbanism, TU Delft

  The research will take place in the context of the interdisciplinary digital humanities project ArchiMediaL, focused on enriching and linking historical architectural and urban image collections. The post-doctoral researcher in architectural and …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Latvian Government Study Scholarships for International Students in Latvia

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Open to: foreign students, researchers and teaching staff Scholarship: for bachelor`s and master`s students – 500 EUR per month; for PhD students – 670 EUR per month Description Latvian Government is now accepting applications fo …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Excellence Scholarships for International Students University of Limoges in France

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Open to: international students for pursuing master and doctoral programme Scholarship: EUR 2500 per semester Description The University of Limoges offers for an annual program of Excellence scholarships in partnership with its F …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Full Scholarship at the University of Bridgeport

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Open to: international students who can demonstrate full English language proficiency Scholarship: covers full cost of tuition fees + the cost of room and board in an on-campus residence hall for the duration of four years Descri …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Ljubljana Summer School: Take the Best from East and West

We are pleased to inform you that the 18th Ljubljana Summer School Take the Best from East and West will take place from 3 July to 21 July 2017 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Students are welcome to choose among 29 acad …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Summer Research Summit: Frontiers of Migration Research

CUHK will be holding the “Summer Research Summit: Frontiers of Migration Research” during 16-22 July 2017. The event will feature public lectures by leading scholars in migration studies (Oxford, UCLA, Brown, Toronto), a publication workshop, and socia …

Posted: 4. April 2017

Geneva Summer Schools

 Final Registration – Deadline: Apply before May 1st, 2017   The University of Geneva stands out as one of the 100 best universities in the world – 56th Shanghai Ranking – and one of the 20 best research universities in Europe. Geneva won in 2015 for t …

Posted: 4. April 2017

4th International Summer School Basel

4th international Summer School: “Research on Sustainable Development” (Basel, 10 – 14 July 2017) Further information: LINK

Posted: 4. April 2017

French-German Summer School

French-German Summer School (CfP): “Bureaucratisation and the construction of identities in colonial and postcolonial contexts (1500-2015)” (Paris, 3 – 7 July 2017), where Elísio Macamo (University of Basel) will be among the speakers and Susann Baller …

Posted: 4. April 2017

China Know How Summer School 2017

ONE MONTH CLOSE CHINA EXPERIENCE August 18 – September 16, 2017 Beijing, Shanghai In the year of the Rooster, the China Know-How Summer School is being held for the 19th time in co-operation with the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet. Up to 50 participants can sp …

Posted: 4. April 2017