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The Joint Innovation Base (officially named “Alibaba Cloud Innovation Center – BMW Startup Garage Joint Innovation Base”) started operations on May 20, 2021 in the Shanghai Jinqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone.
Brad Nelson, a robotics professor in Switzerland, had been planning to install a robotic catheter system in China at one of the world’s largest hospitals when the Covid-19 crisis hit.
Sabine Seufert, Professor of management of educational innovations at the University of St Gallen, first used the humanoid robot on a trial basis in her lectures in 2019. Equipped with artificial intelligence, “Lexi” operates like a chatbot and can carry out simple auxiliary tasks such as a Google search. Today, the University is researching other ways in which the robot can be put to effective use in classes.
Zak Dychtwald, the author of Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World (St. Martin’s Press, 2018) and the founder of Young China Group, considers that China is achieving a new level of global competitiveness, thanks to its hyper-adaptive population.
Almatech – a Swiss company based at EPFL Innovation Park – and e5.lab Inc of Tokyo setup partnership to promote and market the revolutionary zero-emission maritime shuttle ZESST (Zero Emission Speed Shuttle) on the Japanese market.
The national innovation platform Switzerland Innovation is expanding in Eastern Switzerland with its latest addition, the Innovation Park East. On 21 April, the Federal Council has given the thumbs up. The main location is in the immediate vicinity of Empa in St. Gallen.
Horizon Europe, the world’s largest multinational research and innovation programme, has issued its first call for grant applications.
In 2021, China will start implementing the innovation development strategy described in the next, 14th Five-Year Plan for 2021-2025 (FYP), and intends to enter a new stage of innovative and high-quality development, throwing all its forces into global recovery and growth.
In the most recent edition of the Bloomberg Innovation Index, Switzerland was ranked in third place globally. It has therefore risen by one place against the prior year’s rankings, with only South Korea and Singapore now placed ahead of Switzerland. This means that Switzerland is the most innovative country in Europe.
We present to your attention the news blog "Innovative Culture in the World". This is a continuation of the already familiar digest, which formed the basis of the book "Features of the National Innovative Culture". The blog will acquaint you with exclusive news from the field of innovative development, "green" technologies and ecology, current trends in education and other rare materials from original sources around the world.