Swiss-Nepal Technology Transfer Workshop 2018 (3 Days)

  This workshop is an opportunity for all the young Nepali startup-enthusiasts who have science and technology driven ideas to connect with experts working with the cutting-edge technologies abroad. These experts (mostly Nepali) will mentor the successful applicants to tune their ideas into more robust innovations to solve the local challenges and open doors for viable business opportunities. So, do you have any project ideas in any discipline of science and technology which are relevant in the context of Nepal? Do you want to learn what it takes to convert an idea into a reality? We have mentors who will guide you to transform a crude idea into viable project. Grab this opportunity organized by NepSAS and compete against your peers. The winning idea will get a chance to present at the international forums and/or potentially collaborate with scientific institutions in Switzerland, in addition to a year-long incubation program and other attractive prizes. During the workshop, you will also get to enjoy typical Swiss cuisines (includes coffee breaks, lunch, dinner and apéro) with courtesy from the GATE College.

Event Details

Short term purpose:
  • Mentor start-uppers, start-up enthusiasts and students in Nepal by experts of their respective disciplines
  • Develop contextualized technologies to address local challenges and opportunities
  • Train participants to address problems in a diverse and interactive group with plural perspectives
  • Select few viable projects that can be incubated or implemented and represent at the World Innovation Forum, 2018
Long term purpose:
  • Assist selected teams to implement their projects
  • Help and guide participants to secure funding from relevant agencies such that projects can be successfully completed
  • Provide mentorship to the winning project/s for at least a year
  • Identify areas of collaboration between scientific institutions in Nepal and Switzerland, and thereby strengthen cooperation between the two countries