USA / Boston area
The telephone was invented in Boston, Massachusetts. So too were fiber optics, the USA’s first subway, the first railroad, the first use of anesthesia and the first electrical transformers. Even the computer, perhaps the single greatest invention of the last century, was born in Boston. So it’s no surprise that swissnex found its first home here. Boston is a global leader in innovation, education, arts, science and entrepreneurship, the dots which swissnex Boston’s mission connects. Established in 1630, it is one of the USA’s oldest cities, and boasts the country’s first university, Harvard, and its most cutting-edge, MIT. Today, that flourishing historical culture is juxtaposed with progressive education among the Boston area’s more than 100 universities, providing a ready supply of skilled labor and research for high-tech innovation. The State New Economy Index has consistently ranked Massachusetts No. 1 in five key economic categories: knowledge jobs, globalization, economic dynamism, transformation to a digital economy, and the capacity for technological innovation. It is a hub of venture capital support and patent development, hosting the second largest number of North America’s fastest-growing firms. swissnex Boston can facilitate your penetration of and participation in this thriving innovation economy. For more information, see the links below.