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Swiss-Korean Science Day
Implications for Society
InnoTalk on ESG
Digital Responsibility Day
An Open Dialogue
Travel Across BoundariesTravel Across Boundaries
Enabling InnovationEnabling Innovation
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Swiss-Korean Science DayDigitalization-led Growth and Implications for Society
InnoTalk on ESG
Digital ResponsibilityDigital Meets Responsibility:
An Open Dialogue
Quantum TechnologyPreparing for the Age of Quantum
Advanced ManufacturingAdvanced Manufacturing in Switzerland
12 May — 11 June,
Opening 11 May 2023, 6pmRegistration for the Opening
Exhibition 12 May — 11 June 2023Booking for Exhibition
The rapidly growing digital transformation has an immense
impact on our planet. Our contemporary life is challenged by
constant dynamic adaptation to these new realities.
Technologies like automation and AI, large-scale factor
digitalization, 3D-printing, virtual reality, and advanced
robotics affect not only our society but also have an impact
on our culture and nature.
With “Travel Across Boundaries”, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich showcase how Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse are used as research tools for the benefit of society – and our planet. ETH Zurich offers VR experiences to meet Einstein and take virtual trips to daily lives of Switzerland and to Zermatt. University of Zurich invites the audience on a world tour with AI to observe wildlife.
4:30 — 6pm
Innovation is a driver of economic growth. As countries seek to reap the benefits of innovation, we are seeing unprecedented interest and investment for innovation, both from the public and private sectors. As innovation champions, South Korea and Switzerland take measures to ensure that innovation can steadily and effectively lead to sustainable economic growth. Panelists from business and government discuss various initiatives and roadblocks for an innovative environment and how innovation can help tackle the biggest challenges of our time. The event offers space to learn more about innovation from a policy-making perspective and to network with likeminded individuals.
Ambassador Jacques Ducrest,
Head of International Affairs Division,
State Secretariat for Education, Research
and Innovation (SERI)
Seungho Choi, Professor,
Ewha Womans University,
School of Business
Elina JS Eun,
Head of Global Cooperation,
6:30 — 10pm
How much could you get across in 400 seconds? As an integral part of the Swiss-Korean Innovation Week 2023, Story-telling Night – powered by PechaKucha will feature untold innovation stories in the dynamic and visual 20 ✕ 20 PechaKucha format. Speakers from various backgrounds tell their personal stories under the broad spectrum of innovation. The event offers a great opportunity for networking in a casual atmosphere in the courtyard of the Swiss Hanok.
Organizer, FreeCodeCamp Seoul
Designer, zerolab design studio
CEO, Seoul Gardening Club
Jean Henry Morin
University of Geneva
CEO of Gallery Clip,
Editor-in-Chief of <Craft + Design> magazine
Cofounder, Atelier Oi
9am — 5pm
The Westin Josun Seoul
The Swiss-Korean Science Day 2023 aims to bring the attention
on digitalization as a key driver for growth and discuss
implications for the society.
In the session ‘Digital tech race and implications for security of global societies’ experts will share current status and latest efforts in the tech race for a more digital-secured society. How will the relation between digital transformation and these boundaries evolve in the near future?
In the special session ‘The circular path of research and innovation: key factors, instruments and role of international cooperation’ keynote and panelists will share their perspectives on key factors and instruments initiating and accelerating this circularity. How is convergence of disciplines changing the paradigm? What is the contribution of international cooperation and what the available instruments?
Following, in the session ‘Human-nature interaction: observation, sensing and digital models for social-ecological foresight’, experts will share the examples that lie at the intersection between physics, ecology and data science, bringing insights into the understanding of the human-nature interaction.
In addition, in a special session attendees will have the opportunity to cross boundaries between the real and virtual worlds wearing Meta Quest 2 headsets in the ‘Meta-Tourism’ experience proposed by ETH Zurich and supported by Meta Korea.The full exhibition of this Meta-Tourism experience, Travel Across Boundaries, will be open to the public from 11 May at Gallery Mun, Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
Travel Across Boundaries
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is the rising
keywords for the business world but seems yet far-reaching for
small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Swiss Business Hub
Korea with its partner Swiss-Korean Business Council (SKBC)
invites Korean SMEs that are agents/ distributors of Swiss
products to bring them closer to the ESG concept and guide
them how they can implement it in their daily business
The first session will cover essential points and trends of ESG. Jaeheum Park from the multinational consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) will navigate the audience through the ESG concept, relevant laws and regulations along with useful insights of the relevant survey that was recently conducted by the firm.
Thomas Robert, General Manager Sika Korea & Regional Head Industry Sika APAC will give the second presentation. He will lead the session by sharing hands-on experience and information on how Sika is focusing on ESG and especially on sustainability in the construction business.
EY Climate Change and
Sustainability Services Partner/Leader
General Manager Sika Korea &
Regional Head Industry Sika APAC
Switzerland Global Enterprise
The world is witnessing an unprecedented digital trust crisis
impacting many aspects of our daily lives. While regulatory
frameworks such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
are now in place and have a global impact, public policies and
global digital governance frameworks are only emerging.
Digital Responsibility can be decomposed in three dimensions. First, Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) focuses on organizations and how they engage along several key digital issues they should be held responsible if not accountable with respect to their business. Many frameworks now exist in that space covering mostly the same issues. Second, Public Digital Responsibility covers all the policy and regulatory frameworks governing the development of our digital transition to ensure the ecosystem is developing according to sustainable and responsible guidelines. Finally, Personal Digital Responsibility ensures people evolve in the digital realm with a minimal level of understanding and hygiene.
This first international interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together participants from academia. industry and policy bodies to share and discuss research ideas, results, agendas as well as industry and policy challenges and opportunities. It will serve as a basis for a conference to be organized in the near future in Seoul.
University of Geneva
Joshua A. Jackman,
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Eric S. Kim,
Datacrunch / Hanyang University /
Co-organizers and moderators
11:30am — 6:30pm
Ewha Womans University
52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Daehyeon-dong,
How to reach QNS
The event is co-organized with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korean National Research Foundation (NRF).Registration
Quantum technologies have been identified as the key players
in the new innovation landscape. All over the world scientists
are working on transferring research to concrete applications,
having the potential to change the paradigm in fields such as
computing, communication and sensing.
This first open dialogue between Switzerland and Korea on Quantum Science and Technology aims at sharing visions about the transition from digital to a more hybrid Age, in which quantum technologies might augment performances of digital ones. In particular, experts from Switzerland and Korea will convey on the following open questions:
– What will trigger the transition to this new Age?
– Is there anything to be prepared in advance to unlock the quantum age?
– What is the role played by the community of scientists and experts in raising public awarness? What support would the Governments offer them?
– Is there any role to be played by quantum science and technology to address societal challenges and make them more exploitable for the public?
Federal Department of Economic
Affairs, Education and Research
Special Guests and Speakers
Tae Seog Oh,
1st Vice Minister, MSIT
Head of International Relations, SERI
Eun Mee Kim,
President of Ewha Womans University
Director, Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) IBS
Welcome and Opening Remarks
10am — 1pm
The Plaza Hotel Seoul
Request for Invitation
With its long watch-making tradition, “Swiss-made” stands for
uncompromised product quality. Korea is one of the
world-leading manufacturers, producing from semiconductor
chips to ships.
Bridging the two nations excelling in advanced manufacturing, the Swiss Business Hub Korea is hosting the “Advanced Manufacturing in Switzerland” event on 23 May, 2023.
The event will provide in-depth knowledge about the Swiss advanced manufacturing ecosystem and Switzerland Innovation Parks, open innovation hubs across the country. Participating companies can expect to learn more about Switzerland as an innovation and business location through this event.
Presentations will be given by speakers from Switzerland Innovation Parks, followed by networking and free consultations with the Parks regarding R&D collaboration and business expansion opportunities in Switzerland.
Dr. Anke Hollnagel,
Basel Area Business & Innovation
“Transforming industries in the trinational region (Switzerland, France, Germany)”
Switzerland Innovation Park West EPFL
“Open innovation: building the future together”
Dr. Dominic Gorecky,
Head of Swiss Smart Factory &
Swiss Health Tech Center,
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
“SIPBB: Leading Switzerland’s Way towards Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Smart Factories”
Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare
“Advanced Science for Advanced Manufacturing”
Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
Head Swiss Business Hub Korea,
Embassy of Switzerland
Introduction to Swiss Business Hub Korea
and Switzerland Innovation
Switzerland Global Enterprise