June 16-21 2015 – Shanghai & Shenzhen, China

Lift China was a key event about innovation and digital technologies. It featured a special blend of inspiring speeches by world-renowned speakers, truly interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with. Join, learn and connect with innovators worldwide!


June 13-16 - Maker Tour

Visit and activities such as:

  • XinCheJian, first hackerspace in China; Tongji University,  joint workshop with SUPSI on data visualization; Chinaccelerator, regional pitching competition Seedstars World

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June 17 - Lift China Conference - Power Station of Art

9:00 - Doors open!
  • Come in, have some tea/coffee and meet your fellow lifters
9:30 - Keynote Session - Expand Your Senses with Drones

More than the latest trend, drones are showing their skills in helping human beings expand their reach and efficiency in times of catastrophe as much as in daily life. What future are we expecting with the help of autonomous flying robots?

  • Connecting Innovators Worldwide - Abir Oreibi & Consul General of Switzerland Alexandre Hoffet, welcome speech
  • State of Autonomous Robots - Angela Schoellig, keynote speech
  • Development of Drones in China - Shuo (Paul) Yang, talk
  • From Labs to Market: R&D in the field of Technological Innovation - May Lee, talk
Abir OreibiAngela SchoelligPaul ShuoMay Lee
10:45 - Networking Break

Power up with a well-deserved tea and coffee break while getting to know your fellow participants better.

11:15 - Morning Breakouts
Bo GaoMiaosen GongJun ZhangPius LeubaVerina Christie
12:45 - Networking Lunch

As you eat some tasty and freshly prepared food, enjoy the opportunity to talk with other participants and share what you have experienced so far at Lift China. After your meal, have a look at our Interactive Design Exhibition featuring projects from the international initiative Data Canvas: Sense Your City.

14:00 - Early Afternoon Breakouts
Greg BernardaYaohui JinLei ZhengLiu ChunleiFeng GaoKasper Fangel SkovLeigh-Anne Russel
15:30 - Networking Break

Power up with a well-deserved tea and coffee break while getting to know your fellow participants better.

16:00 - Late Afternoon Breakouts
Pascal MarmierOlivier GlauserFei JunSerena CangianoFabio FranchinoLeigh-Anne Russel
17:45-18:30 - Wrap up of the day and closing session
18:30-20:30 - Swiss-Chinese Innovation Night and Cocktail

Curated by Lift and swissnex China, the evening will start with the show and tell of the best outcomes from the workshops of the day. It will then feature a combination of Swiss and Chinese innovators and their inventions. These up-and-coming entrepreneurs, artists, researchers and young professionals will demonstrate the power of their projects while you sip on a refreshing cocktail.

Join us and discover the technologies of tomorrow, share knowledge and network with some of the brightest minds from both countries.

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June 19-21 - Lift China Injections at Maker Faire and Maker Tour

For the second part of Lift China, we will move to Shenzhen during the weekend of the Maker Faire to show some of our work among other amazing exhibitors.

  • In collaboration with SEEED Studio, our electronic equipment sponsor, we will present the international initiative Data Canvas: Sense Your City
  • Lift Makers Challenge Ideation Workshop, part 2. With the help of the Shenzhen Maker community, we will expand on the ideas designed during the first part of the workshop held in Shanghai
  • Visit of the Maker Faire with our European and Chinese makers, participation in the various activites offered throughout the weekend, visit of the Huaqiangbei electronics market

Join us in Shenzhen and experience the innovative power of China like never before!

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