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NTC begrüßt Sie!NTC vous accueille !

Published on: 09-Oct-2014

NTC begrüßt Sie!NTC vous accueille!

It was a pleasure for NTC to welcome 12 outstanding Master students from the School of Management Fribourg, Switzerland to participate in the customised Overseas Immersion Programme for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from 6 to12 October. During the week-long stay in Singapore, students had the opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurial landscape in Singapore as well as marketing perspectives offered from the Asian angle. In addition, a session on Intellectual Property (IP) protection in Asia, also provided students deeper understanding of Asian IP related issues. In addition to the academic component, students were able to interact with local students in a highly engaging entrepreneurship leadership workshop. This workshop aims to foster friendships between students and introduce a fun way to approach the attributes of entrepreneurship.

Thank you swissnex for organising the informative corporate visits and keynote talks for the students that greatly increased their exposure and knowledge. In particular, the visit to UBS Singapore was a brand new experience for many of the participants and left a strong impression with them. Another highlight was the sharing session at Red Dot Venture which provided the students with many new insights and practical information about entrepreneurship in Asia.

The 12 Master students also had a unique experience where they were specially invited by the Embassy of Switzerland to enjoy a warm reception at the Swiss ambassador residence.

To further enrich the programme, students participated in NTC’s 26 hour challenge extravaganza #startathon which marked the very exciting climax for the programme. During #startathon, students got the opportunity to work with local students and form teams, this in itself is quite unique. Developing innovative ideas along with guides from the masterclass, students built a real prototype and pitched their ideas for funding.

Thank you to the Embassy of Switzerland and special thanks to swissnex for making the Overseas Immersion Programme for Entrepreneurship and Innovation even more meaningful for the students.

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