It has been 20 years since the founding of swissnex in Cambridge, USA. Driving this adventure was a vision for the future of Switzerland and its formidable innovation potential. Today, swissnex represents an unparalleled platform for connecting tomorrow: a global network dedicated to unlocking, through the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and talent, the imagination needed to create a different world.
Yet what vision of Switzerland can propel the next 20 years of this pioneering institution? Science calls for action: the human and planetary challenges ahead of us will require a burst of creativity and innovation. More than ever, our future depends on our capacity to inspire each other beyond traditional boundaries and collectively forge new paths ahead. Swiss education, research, and innovation must step up to the mark.
For its 20th anniversary, the swissnex Network engages researchers, entrepreneurs, and visionary leaders to imagine the role of Switzerland on the global stage in 2040. Called nex20, the program consists of various activities organized by different swissnex locations across five themes: #ConnectingTomorrow, #WorkingTomorrow, #LivingTomorrow, #MeetingTomorrow, and #LearningTomorrow.
As the world’s first science consulate and origin of the global swissnex Network, swissnex Boston plays a central role in the global nex20 campaign. Below is an overview of our specific contribution.