What an honor: Swiss President Mr. Johann Schneider-Ammann ended his three-day official visit to China with a keynote speech at the Sino-Swiss Innovation forum hosted by the China Europe International Business School.
The forum explored the new opportunities for innovation and cross-border investment available for China and Switzerland in an increasingly globalised and digitised world.
President Schneider-Ammann spoke of the “ingredients” that had earned Switzerland a reputation of being “one of the most innovative countries in the world” – its vibrant private sector, funding agencies such as the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Commission for Technology and Innovation, the Swiss educational system and the country’s “world class research institutions”.
With innovation being so important to both countries, the Swiss President added that CEIBS, with its “world-class expertise in education,” has a role to play in promoting ties between the two countries and he said he was „pleased that CEIBS now has a European campus in Switzerland thanks to the acquisition of the Lorange Institute, which gives us a strong base for cooperation in innovation management and we look forward to welcoming more CEIBS students and alumni to discover the Swiss innovation economy.”
I could not have said it any better especially when I think of the study project, which explored the issue of Smart Manufacturing and which has already been completed in Switzerland and Germany since we have become a member of the CEIBS Group.
There is a longer report about the visit of the Swiss President on our website.