Academia-Industry Training (AIT) – Third edition

Brazilian and Swiss researchers transforming their researches into market innovations. The first training camp week in Rio de Janeiro will start on Monday, 3 October. Stay tuned to follow the AIT Journey!

Event Details


swissnex Brazil
Rua Cândido Mendes 157, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20241-220 Brazil


October 03, 2016 11:00 am - October 07, 2016 8:00 pm America/Sao Paulo (UTC-02:00)


Pitching session at Rio Negócios on 7 October

The Brazilian and Swiss researchers selected for the third Academia-Industry Training (AIT) will attend their first training camp week in Rio de Janeiro.



The AIT is an initiative by EPFL Leading House and swissnex Brazil, and consist in two phases: a first training camp in Brazil; and a second training camp in Switzerland. 

In Rio de Janeiro, this program is organized for Swiss & Brazilian scientists working on promising research in the health area, IT, urban research and sustainability.

The key objective is to expose researchers with applicable projects to market opportunities and induce an entrepreneurial spirit and relevant skills for them to take their research from the labs to the market place. Furthermore, the programs seeks to incentivize international collaboration and thinking “beyond borders”.

Indeed, this program gives a strong introduction to entrepreneurship featuring workshops in business plan writing, market entry scenarios, funding strategy and pitching classes as well as a deep understanding of the Brazilian market is the goal, which will be achieved by visiting key institutions in Rio, conferences as well as focusing on networking events to maximize contact between Swiss and Brazilian players.

Pitching session (Open event)

Our talented and promising Swiss and Brazilian scientists will pitch the application of their research in 5 minutes in front of a board audience! This is the only event open to the public during the training camp week.

Registration: here

Check out the program


Meet the promising entrepreneurs



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If you have any general question please contact Adriano, Project Manager swissnex Brazil:

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