Big Dreams for Busy Skies: swissnex Boston Continues to Explore the Drone Frontier

Our Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier series continued this month in Boston with AERIAL FUTURES: The Third Dimension. This two-part event featured a public panel discussion on emerging Urban Air Mobility and was followed by a think tank with experts from around the world. Discussions from the experts’ meetings were captured by a graphic facilitator and can be viewed here


Swiss Design Awards at WantedDesign NYC


Join us at WantedDesign as we team up with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Federal Office of Culture – Switzerland to present a new exhibition by one of the most talented up-and-coming Swiss designers. The exhibition Shelter Fallout revolves around the project by Swiss designer Iskander Guetta Abri+ (Shelter+), which he created in 2018 as his master’s thesis in Industrial Design at ECAL, the Lausanne University of Art and Design in Switzerland. Abri+ responds to the need for privacy and human dignity in the often challenging and crammed living conditions in shelters hosting migrants, asylum seekers and homeless people. 


Fact Finding Mission Explores Business and the Future of A.I.

A group of 21 high-level Swiss executives came to Boston last month to better understand and identify key actors that are shaping the future of A.I. and what effects A.I. will have on their businesses. For three days the interdisciplinary group immersed themselves in the Boston ecosystem, engaging with key players in Healthcare, Computer Science, Insurance and Design. Thank you to our participants and partners for a successful program. 


upcoming events



Café des Sciences #99 - Des Batteries au Li-Ion — Boston


Dans cette 99ème édition du Café des Sciences, Aziz présentera son expérience en tant que scientifique des matériaux. Il discutera du développement des batteries au Lithium-Ion et leurs applications.



LASER Talks — Boston


Can slime mold have aesthetic input? Why do axolotl salamanders regrow lost limbs? Do humans and celegans enjoy the same type of art? Join swissnex Boston and SciArt as we explore these questions and more during the inaugural event of a new art and science talk series called LASER. With the ultimate goal of fostering cross-disciplinary discovery and dialogue, “Collaborating Across Species” will feature multimedia artist Brian Knep, artist and cellular biologist Natalie Andrew and biologist Jessica Whited.



Pitch Night 2019: The Future of HealthTech — Boston


Save the date for this annual swissnex Boston event! Ten of Switzerland’s most promising HealthTech start-ups will compete against ten US startups. You are at the helm along with our panel of judges to decide the winner. Pitch Night not only allows you to hear and judge the emerging life sciences startup ideas from both sides of the Atlantic, but also gives you the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, venture capitalists of the Greater Boston Area and innovation aficionados.


news + trends


Dagsmejan Co-founder and Managing Director Catarina Dahlin & Co-founder and Chariman Andreas Lenzhofer. Dagsmejan participated in our startup program and was featured in Startupticker's Swiss Startups With Female CEOs 2019.

Swiss Start-ups with Female CEOs

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Commemorating 20 years of the Second Protocol to  the Hague Convention

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Nations Meet in Geneva to Regulate Plastic Waste Trade 

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Call for Entries: Collide International / Barcelona | Deadline May 17

Arts at CERN and the city of Barcelona are proud to launch a joint collaboration through the Collide International residency award. For the next three years (2019-2021), the Laboratory arts program and the city of Barcelona will be joining forces to bring the dialogue between art and science to the highest level. Learn more and apply here

EPFL Engineering PhD Summit | Deadline May 31

The School of Engineering of EPFL in Switzerland is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the annual Engineering PhD Summit, a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. This year's summit will focus on “Intelligent Systems." 

University of Lausanne Summer Programs | Deadlines vary

Explore a variety of summer programs, including a research program in biology and medicine, offered throughout the summer by the University of Lausanne. Learn more and apply here.

Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance | Rolling Deadline

The Master (MAS) in European and International Governance offers an interdisciplinary program at the University of Geneva in cooperation with the United Nations Office in Geneva. Click here to read more about the program and application requirements. 


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