Swiss-Korean Innovation Night, curated by Lift
This event is a pioneering and fun gathering of Swiss innovators and their Korean peers, mostly up-and-coming leaders, artists, researchers and young professionals, to explore prototypes and experience exclusive demos of state-of-the-art projects. All projects are presented in a very unique setup and project creators will introduce their work through live interviews.
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Swiss Team Projects
Art∙DesignCamille Scherrer "In the Woods" - "In the Woods" is an installation that presents visitors with a modified version of their own shadow, combining the true outline with an outlandish, virtual contrivance. As viewers approach the work, they become participants in a "sidewalk fairy tale", their shadows transformed into fantastical creatures from a mythical forest. Previously the installation has been featured in New York, Croatia, Paris and Geneva.
Art-DesignSigma Six "Souffle des Alpes" - "Souffle des Alpes" invites the visitors to blow into a traditional Swiss Alphorn. Instead of producing sound, the visitor is able to blow projected animations that appear over his head and are visible for all other visitors. The user can adjust the animation by varying the intensity of his breath. This installation combines tradition and innovation, a breath of Switzerland in Seoul.
Social InnovationVerein Senior Design "Senior Design Factory" - "Senior Design Factory" brings old and young people together as equal partners through joint creative projects and promotes an active exchange between the generations. Inspired by Andy Warhol's legendary Silver Factory in New York, at the Senior Design Factory, art, consumerism and commercialism fuse and these opposites meet, unite and complement.
ScienceEPFL, José del R. Millán "Mind-controlled Robot" - The "Mind-controlled Robot" can be guided only by thoughts. In Seoul, the operator is connected to a computer interface via an EEG cap (a "hat" with 16 electrodes that reads the persons brain-wave patterns). Simultaneously, in Lausanne, at the EPFL, a small robot on wheels is navigating the laboratory of José del R. Millán - controlled with thought alone by the person in Seoul!
ScienceETHZ "Wearable Technology" - At the Wearable Computing Lab of ETH Zurich, Dr. Bert Arnrich and his team investigate affective and pervasive computing technologies for monitoring stress during work. The “personal stress assistant” automatically detects stressful situations and responses during work and tells us how well we are recovering afterwards. The objective is to prevent stress-related diseases and support the reduction of stress-related health costs.
Business∙EntertainmentSwisscom&LG "Hotel connected TV" - "Hotel connected TV" is not just one more IPTV system, but a disruptive set of technologies and approaches combined together to provide a state-of-the-art award-winning in-room solution. LG and Swisscom, two leading multinationals, have partnered to develop an innovative luxury hotel in-room entertainment solution. This solution works without additional hardware, on all network infrastructures and provides all features a guest can expect in modern luxury hotels, such as companion devices, steer TV, room controls and VoIP client.
Science Start-upLemoptix - Lemoptix is an innovative Swiss start-up that has developed the world’s smallest laser micro projection systems. This technology allows the projection of content and information directly from device on any nearby surface, enabling users to conveniently view and share information and content without the typical limitations of physical displays. This technology has many possible applications, for example to enhance content sharing in mobile devices such as smart phones, laptops, digital cameras.
Performance Luc Gut "Action Tweak" - Luc Gut, aka Murat Ombombe, one of Switzerland’s most brilliant emerging artists, plays with the relationship between image, movement and music in the context of digital media. His installation "Action Tweak", is a device that translates his movements into sound. An extraordinary performance at the Swiss-Korean Innovation Night awaits you!
Korean Team Projects
Robotics Kaist"Mori" - Mori is a lonely boy who is scared of going out because he has difficulty in communicating with other people. So he spends most of his time in his room. One day, he decided to build a robot which could act as his alter ego. The robot "Mori" detects the visitor's face and uploads their photo on his Flickr account. The Flickr account is connected to his Facebook account (www.facebook.com/moriwantsfriends). He hopes that it will help him to make many friends on Facebook. Please be Mori’s friend!
Art-DesignRandomWalks "Data Currency" - "Data Currency" is an exhibition of data visualization that attempts to change public awareness of how data is produced and consumed, and even bring on social changes as a result. It demonstrates how ordinary networking activity is translated into power that drives a knitting machine to work through workshops, installation and visual works.
Social CapitalLife Bridge Group "Wisdome" - "Wisdome" is started to collapse the social barrier as sympathizing with that had slogan is 'We are the 99%'. Our mission is to spread social capital which was occupied to a small number to all. To do that, we drag out social capital such as life experience, story, and wisdom to forum(Dome). It is simple like Amazon or e-bay online shopping. People just upload their experience, personal history, and network on the website and the others could meet them face to face to obtain life wisdom. Innovation made by “Wisdome” is the society in which people share their life as a daily life. With it, social capital will be increased and optimized.
Social MediaCrowdea "Live social media survey" - "Live social media survey" is a system to connect people who have lots of good ideas and share their thoughts each other. Many people have lots of good ideas. Connect the people and you have a social network. Now gather all their ideas and you have the ideal basis for social innovation. This is where Crowdea (Korea) and Astina (Switzerland) come in. The two tools harvest ideas out of intranets and social networks and filter, cluster and refine them, which bring forth only the most valuable ideas out of thousands of feedbacks. This presentation will demonstrate an example of how Coca Cola Korea uses social innovation to figure out why their energy drink did not yet hit it off in the Korean market.
Schedule Swiss-Korean Innovation Night
Welcome Drinks, DJ
Opening show by Swiss artist Luc Gut
Welcome by Sylvie Reinhard (Lift CEO) & Laurent Haug (Lift Founder) and the Swiss Ambassador
Presentations Set I
Break: Drinks & Networking
Presentations Set II
Mind-controlled robot by EPFL
Stress Assistant by ETHZ
Break: Drinks & Networking
Presentations Set III
Senior Design Factory
LG & Swisscom
2 Korean Surprise Projects
Closing Show by Luc Gut
Drinks & DJ
Organizers of Swiss-Korean Innovation Night, curated by Lift
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Korea, and on the occasion of Switzerland’s participation in the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, Switzerland is presenting the “Swiss Weeks in Seoul”. The Swiss Weeks in Seoul” feature various events in Swiss Art & Culture, Design, Sustainability as well as Innovation to introduce diverse aspects and less commonly known sides of Switzerland. “Swiss Korean Innovation Night” is part of it. Learn more about “Swiss Weeks in Seoul” at www.swisspavilion.or.kr .
This event is curated by Lift(www.liftconference.com), one of the top 3 conferences in Europe on innovation and digital technologies. It is co-produced by Micimpact(www.micimpact.com), well-known Korean production company planning public lectures and producing festivals.
Lift Conference, Sylvie Reinhard sylvie(at)liftconference.com tel. +41.76.387.3157
Micimpact, Soowan Heo drama1210(at)micimpact.com tel. +82.2.722.2057
FDFA, Presence Switzerland, Head of Marketing & Communications, Expo Yeosu 2012, manuel.salchli(at)eda.admin.ch tel. +41 31 323 04 49.