Twenty years of Swissnex, satisfaction and successful meetings

Twenty years of Swissnex, satisfaction and successful meetings

Summary of an extraordinary year full of events, challenges and ideas for the bridge between Switzerland and abroad in the fields of education, research and innovation

An event organized by Swissnex in the USA
An event organized by Swissnex in the USA

swissnex acts as a bridge between the Swiss Confederation and abroad in education, research and innovation (ERI), fostering the exchange of knowledge, ideas and talents across national borders and strengthening Switzerland's reputation as a center of excellence in research and innovation.
Last year swissnex has blown out its twentieth candle and, as part of the campaign “next20“, took this opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector ERI Swiss will have to deal with in the future.
The annual report 2020 di swissnex (annualreport.swissnex.org) presents an overview of an extraordinary year, full of events, challenges and ideas.

Switzerland of innovations is queen at “Expo 2020 Dubai”

A cultural event organized by Swissnex
A cultural event organized by Swissnex

The foundation of the Swiss organization four decades ago in Boston

They have passed 20 years from the foundation of Swissnex in Boston. The goal was to increase the visibility of Switzerland and its enormous innovative potential thanks to a greater international presence.
Today swissnex represents a unique interconnection platform, a global network which, thanks to the exchange of knowledge, ideas and talents, can help shape the world of tomorrow.

In Switzerland, digitalisation is taking hold in agriculture

A glimpse into the future of the Swiss ERI pole via “nex20”

swissnex this anniversary was an opportunity to reflect on the future in various ways: how will the Swiss pole of the education, research and innovation sector (ERI) In the next 20 years?
What duties will he have swissnex in 2040 and how will it respond to the new needs of the partners? Under the slogan "nex20 – connecting tomorrow” various activities were organised, in different formats, linked to four themes: “Learning Tomorrow","Meeting Tomorrow","Working Tomorrow"and "Living Tomorrow".
For example, at India a 48-hour global event was proposed with several IT specialists (hackathon), The "nexHack Edtech", in which 130 people from 45 Countries have collaborated to find solutions aimed at reducing the obstacles that training still has to face today.

Innosuisse more autonomous for innovative projects and start-ups

Pier 17 in San Francisco with Swissnex and the Swiss Consulate
Pier 17 in San Francisco with Swissnex and the Swiss Consulate

Carried out 210 activities and helped 53 national start-ups to grow

In 2020 Swissnex has performed beyond 210 activities and events in collaboration with approx 190 partner organizations svizzere, claimed 53 Swiss start-ups in the internationalization process and promoted the exchange of ideas between different actors on various topics relevant to the sector ERI.
These figures emphasize the value and utility of swissnex: its venues indeed allow the actors ERI of their respective countries to communicate with their counterparts svizzeria establishing contacts that otherwise would hardly have been born.
These unexpected encounters, made possible by swissnex, allow project partners to explore new avenues and make them more competitive internationally.
The actors svizzeria, as well as the research and innovation pole of our country, benefit from the internationalization of the sector ERI, as the latter promotes the exchange of knowledge and the mobility of talents.
Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting education, research and innovation. Its mission is to support the dissemination and active engagement of partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talents.

Switzerland also chooses the SKAO international observatory

An event organized by Swissnex in China
An event organized by Swissnex in China

Five SERI offices in the most innovative places on the planet

Le five main offices are located in the most innovative centers of the world and contribute, together with the twenty scientific advisers at the Swiss embassies, to strengthening the profile of the Switzerland like innovation hub world-class.
swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Training, Research and Innovation (SERI) and is part of the external network of the Confederation, led by Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
The activities of swissnex are based on a cooperative approach involving various partnerships and public and private funding.

The SNSF and Innosuisse will strengthen the strategic partnership

A metadesign event organized by Swissnex
A metadesign event organized by Swissnex