AIT fourth edition 2017

AIT fourth edition!

swissnex Brazil in collaboration with the University of St.Gallen (CLS HSG)swissnex IndiaVentureLab, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), is proud to announce the fourth training camp for Brazilian and Swiss entrepreneurial researchers: “Academia-Industry Training”.


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 lab to the marketplace. Furthermore, the program seeks to incentivize international collaboration and thinking “beyond borders”. 


AIT  aims to connect promising researchers-entrepreneurs with the industry in order to develop the market application of their high-level research. It also encourages international researchers to work together, share best practices, understand new markets and exploit synergies.

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 thorough understanding of Brazilian and Swiss market opportunities. This goal will be achieved by visiting key institutions in both countries, participating in lectures as well as focusing on networking events to maximise contact between Swiss and Brazilian players.

27th November – 1st December 2017

Brazil Camp –  One week of activities in Rio de Janeiro

23rd to 27th April 2018

Switzerland Camp – One week of activities in Lausanne and Zurich

More information about the 3rd Edition (2016) here.

More information about the 2nd Edition (2015) here.

The Latin-American-Swiss Research Center of the University of St.Gallen (CLS HSG) is the Leading House for the Latin American Region, including Switzerland’s bilateral science & technology cooperation programme with Brazil.


Along with individual science and technology counselors around the world, swissnex Brazil works on behalf of Switzerland to promote science, education, art and innovation.


Venturelab is a platform developing high level entrepreneurial programs for high-tech startups on a Swiss and international scope, in partnership with academic and industry partners. 


The Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) exerts its strategic functions, promoting research and studies that result in the generation of knowledge and new technologies, and in the creation of products, processes, management and national patents.


The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) main duties are to promote scientific and technological research and to encourage the formation of Brazilian researchers.