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Fribourg initiative arouses global interest

The Agri & Co Challenge international call for projects closed last Sunday. A total of 154 applications from 53 countries on all continents were submitted. Over the coming weeks, the Fribourg-based jury will cast an expert eye over these projects, whittling them down to the final 15 winners.

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LIVE. LEARN. LOVE. - The 2018 edition of Fribourg Network Freiburg explores what makes the canton of Fribourg great

In contrast to the 2017 edition on the digital economy and technology, Fribourg Network Freiburg this year turns the spotlight on quality of life. Rather than relying on trite marketing clichés, the magazine lets businesspeople and others who have grown up in the canton or have made it their adopted home do the talking and explain why they have chosen to study, work or live here. Alongside the print edition, the FNF eBook, which is available for PC, tablet and smartphone, offers a wealth of additional written and audiovisual content. All versions are offered in English, French, German and Mandarin Chinese. Eight videos to accompany the 2018 edition have also been posted today on the FNF website.

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Agri & Co Challenge - Expanding Fribourg's international reach

Today, the State of Fribourg launched the Agri & Co Challenge, an international call for projects aimed specifically at innovative firms working in the food, agriculture and biomass industries. Through Agri & Co Challenge, the canton wants to exploit the benefits of its status as a leader in the Swiss agrofood sector to extend its international reach. The 15 most promising projects will share prize money of almost CHF 500,000. Applications can be sent from 1 March to 31 May 2018. For more information, please go to the initiative's designated site: www.agricochallenge.org.

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Fribourg Network Freiburg 2017 delves into the digital world

Having showcased innovation in 2016, Fribourg Network Freiburg, the canton's annual business magazine, investigates in 2017 how the canton's higher education institutions and businesses are faring in this era of industry 4.0, big data and cloud computing. Over 40 companies agreed to take part in this exploration of the digital world. The result is a fascinating and informative read. Alongside the print edition, the FNF eBook, which is available for PC, tablet and smartphone, offers a wealth of additional written and audiovisual content. All versions are offered in English, French, German and Mandarin.

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