瑞士中国产学研合作项目分享 Swiss-China Academic-Industry Cooperation Presentation

  • 2018/07/18 07:30 PM
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  • 柴火造物中心(南山区打石二路万科云设计公社B608)

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For friends who have been familiar with Chaihuo & our community, you must have learned about CHIC or participated in CHIC meetup in the past years! Getting excited for the new episode of CHIC in 2018? Great news! We’ll be welcoming & hosting participants of CHIC 2018 at x.factory in the following 2 weeks!


If you are not familiar with CHIC yet, here is a brief introduction. 

China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) is an academic-industry cooperation program curated by EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne). It offers a unique opportunity for students to experience the steps from idea to prototype of a product innovation in team-work, cross-culture environment, to solve real-world challenges. 


CHIC represents an interdisciplinary approach, combining knowledge and practical elements of engineering, design, and business. It therefore offers a great learning possibility for students keen to push the boundaries of their disciplinaries. CHIC features Swiss-China cooperation in many perspectives. It has been a model of academic-industry & cross-culture collaboration, triggering more institutes in countries including China, Singapore, US, and Canada to think about possible ways of creating simila programs for academic-industry cooperation.

info of previous CHIC program

And this year, CHIC 2018 program will have 28 students from 8 institutes in Switzerland to work on 5 different projects in China for 2 weeks. And on July 18th, the teams will present their projects and prototypes here at x.factory. Welcome to join us! Let’s have a sneak preview of these 5 projects and the team behind these awesome projects!


 Project CORE 

CORE – Chose Order Retrieve and Eat – is an ecological food ordering system, designed to reduce food and packaging waste in the take-away industry. Thanks to a connected set featuring an innovative weight-measurement device and a sleek but steady lunch box, we have developed a new way of approaching the Pay-Only-For-What-You-Eat mentality.

This project features eco-friendly, quantity management and meal-tracking.


There are 6 members in team CORE, they are from two different institutes, aka. HEG-FR (School of Management Fribourg) and HEIA-FR (School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg). 



 Project Flowlin 


Flowlin is a connected device that helps you stay focused at work, by preventing interruptions from coworkers and apps. Notifications from smartphones and social media, distractions from websites, inconsiderate coworkers and many other factors can hurt your concentration at work. Instead of letting them sap your energy and time at work, Flowlin stops them so that you can get the most out of your time.

Flowlin’s main functions include boosting your focus, providing signals that you are in the flow and preventing distractions.

There are 6 members from 3 institutes working on this project. They are from UNIL (University of Lausanne), EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne).


 Project SEEKI 

Seeki is a wearable device designed for young children but thought for adults. The device is meant to be easily clipped on clothes or accessories, and purposely simple to use. This small companion will help any adult supervisor to manage a small group of pupils and alert them of any problem, to help relieve from unnecessary stress while promoting greater care.

This product features functions such as alerts of distance/water/unclipped, precise information and counting/calling.


There are 5 students from 3 institutes in Switzerland: EPFL, ECAL, and UNIL.

 Project Toygether 

Toygether is a plush toy for kids that connects to their parent’s smartphone. It enables parents to interact and play games with their children, even when far apart. Our plush toy features colourful lights and sounds to enhance the playing experience with children from 2 to 5 years old.

It features interactive, educational, washable and screenless.

The team behind Toygether are a team of 6 students from 3 institutes: EPFL, ECAL, and UNIL.


 Project GUIDO 

GUIDO provides new educational and technological solutions for children to experience meaningful interactions with music. 

Guido features wireless & portable, robust & durable, magical surface and instant feedback & progress reports.

The team behind Guido consists of 6 students from 3 institutes in Switzerland: HEPIA (High School of Landscape, Engineering and Architecture), HEAD (Geneva University of Art and Design), and HEG-GE (Geneva High School of Management).

On July 18th, the teams will present these projects at x.factory, sharing with you about the stories and ideas behind these projects, about their experience from ideation to prototypes, about the target users/partners. Welcome to join us!


 Event Info 

Time: 19:30 - 21:30, July 18th (Wednesday), 2018

Place: x.factory (B608, Design Commune, Dashi 2nd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen)