15 years and counting


2015, swissnex Boston is celebrating 15 years of ‘connecting the dots’ between Switzerland and North America in science, education, art, and innovation.


In the fall of 2000, Switzerland opened the world’s first ‘scientific consulate’ in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 15 years later, swissnex is a global network, with offices in Boston (Cambridge), Brazil, China, India  and San Francisco.


Now, in 2015, swissnex Boston’s team of relentless networkers continues to connect Switzerland and the greater Boston area by offering services to Swiss universities, start-ups and corporations, thus strengthening Switzerland’s profile as a nation on the cutting-edge of research, quality, innovation and openness.


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Stay connected to hear more about special activities and news throughout the year, celebrating 15 years of connecting the dots. We are looking forward to the continuation of what we have been doing for the past decade and a half. Thank you for being part of our journey! Your swissnex Boston team.




Swissnex Boston – connecting the dots since 2000.



Designated Anniversary Events 2015


Anniv1515 Years – and a boat

The weather wasn’t exactly our friend, when we made a call to celebrate 15 years of connecting the dots at swissnex Boston. But despite disagreeable weather, many of you came to join us in the park in front of the Cambridge Public Library, where the famous Stämpfli Express was on display for all to see. Read more on our Blog… 





On Tour with the Stämpfli Express

Little did we know the arrival of the world’s longest rowing shell (144 feet long!), made in Switzerland, would spark such excitement. And not just within the rowing community: the word spread rapidly across social media and via local news outlets, engaging everyday people up and down the eastern US. Read more on our Blog.. 





Venture Leaders 2015

This June, swissnex Boston and venturelab welcomed 2015′s Swiss National Startup team as part of the 15th annual Venture Leaders program. Since 2000,  “Venture Leaders” (a ten-day business development bootcamp) has annually hosted twenty of Switzerland’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. Read more on our Blog and see pictures on Flickr..





24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock

swissnex Boston in partnership with HEAD (The Geneva School of Art and Design) and Northeastern University celebrated the opening of the Design exhibition, “24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock” on Thursday evening, May 28, 2015. Read more on our Blog.. 




The Giant Cell at the Cambridge Science Festival 2015GiantCell

In April, swissnex Boston had the pleasure of hosting the Giant Cell! Hailing from Basel, Switzerland and initiated by Interpharma and the University of Basel, the project is an inflatable walk-through model of a human white blood cell magnified 300,000 times. Read more on our Blog..





Birdly in New York 

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? Here’s your chance!. Birdly, the multi-sensory flight simulator, developed by Max Rheiner of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), has thrilled audiences from Bangalore to San Francisco, from South by Southwest to the Sundance Festival. Now, with the support of swissnex Boston and Presence Switzerland, Birdly has finally made its way to the U.S. East Coast. Read more on the New York Outpost Blog… 



LLife Sciences Nightife Sciences Night 

On the evening of February 20thswissnex Boston hosted the 5th annual Life Sciences Night in collaboration with the MIT PostdocAssociation at the MIT Visual Arts Center. Over 180 students and researchersattended this unique event which featured networking aswell as presentations centered on research and career opportunities. Representatives from the leading Life Sciences institutions in Switzerland were in attendance. Read more on our Blog…



MIT EC 2015

MIT European Career Fair 

Saturday, February 21, swissnex Boston opened up the red carpeted Swiss Pavilion at the MIT European Career Fair, hosting Swiss universities and companies. Swiss Airlines sponsored a lounge where visitors could comfortably relax in between networking. Read more on our Blog.. 




Elmar Mock - Innovation Against the ClockFrom Watch to Smartwatch – Innovation Against the Clock

On March 2nd and 3rdElmar Mock , co-inventor of the most successful wristwatch in history, the swatch, visited points in New England. For his visit, swissnexBoston lined up a series of keynote lectures and interviews at major entrepreneurship and innovation hubs in Boston and New Haven. Read more on our Blog…

Watch the recording of the event at swissnex Boston