To connect the dots between Switzerland & North America in education, art/science, research, and innovation.

Who We Are


swissnex Boston is a diverse team of relentless networkers devoted to connecting Switzerland and North America in education, research, art/science, and innovation. In 2000, we pioneered a new form of innovation diplomacy and continue to grow and leverage our public-private partnership for the benefit of both countries.

swissnex Boston, part of the global swissnex network, is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs. It also functions as the Consulate of Switzerland in Boston.

A public-private venture, we are part of a network of outposts in San Francisco,  Bangalore, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro. Along with individual science and technology counselors around the world, we work on behalf of Switzerland to expand education, art/science, and innovation.


What We Do

swissnex is a network with nodes in the world’s most innovative hubs, where the future is being shaped. We take an active role in strengthening Switzerland’s leadership as a world-class location for art/science, research, education, and innovation. Our core value lies in our ability to:

  • Strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a nation of leading-edge research, quality, innovation, and openess
  • Connect scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, artists, and thought leaders with inspiring peers and new ideas on either side of the globe
  • Facilitate academic programs, global innovation strategies, and knowledge exchange
  • Create and present transdisciplinary projects in imaginative ways
  • Network with relevant contacts at universities, research institutions, and companies to maintain a powerful web of worldwide knowledge
  • Support internationalization efforts of Swiss academic institutions and companies
  • Share innovative achievements and emerging trends in the host country and in Switzerland
  • Inform on developments in science, technology, education and innovation policies
  • Participate in our communities and interact with Swiss and local partners to bring added value
  • Build lasting collaborations through academic programs, global innovation strategies and knowledge exchange
  • Create and present transdisciplinary projects in imaginative ways
  • Report on innovative achievements and emerging trends from North America and Switzerland


What We Offer

Creativity and curiosity are in our genes. In all that we do, we promote the sharing of ideas and emergence of synergies. We work with our stakeholders, partners, clients, and audiences to anticipate opportunities and provide a unique experience so that all sides benefit and succeed. Specific services vary by location, but each swissnex offers:

  • Visibility for Swiss and Swiss-based research, science, companies, and art at the interface of technology
  • Support of international relations of Swiss universities
  • Networking opportunities with highly educated and innovative peers
  • Targeted introductions and access to a network of academic and business leaders
  • Workspace and infrastructure
  • Office community of open-minded thinkers with knowledge of current trends in both Switzerland and North America
  • Transdisciplinary public and private events
  • Study tours and organized visits

swissnex is an initiative of the Swiss Government. Each swissnex promotes public-private ventures. Partners, donors and sponsors provide vital financial support.