Introducing the Pitch Night 2019 Health Tech Startups

Learn about the Swiss and North American Health Tech startups that will take part in our 2019 Pitch Night event. These up and coming startups are tackling topics ranging from AI medical research to antibiotics that overcome drug-resistant bacteria to robots to bio-inspired wound sealant. 


Artist Interview: Iskander Guetta

Swiss designer Iskander Guetta speaks to Common-Interest about his award winning project Abri+ (Shelter+), which was recently featured at WantedDesign NYC. He speaks about the intersection of politics and design, the references he used in his design — including the International Space Station — and the future of his project. Abri+ (Shelter+)t was created in 2018 as part of Guetta's master’s thesis in Industrial Design at ECAL, the Lausanne University of Art and Design in Switzerland. 


Event: Science, Tech & Diplomacy in Boston 


Join us at swissnex Boston for an exclusive insight into how countries can activate their presence in Boston’s unique ecosystem to harness the benefits of this cradle of research and innovation and its bustling startup scene. The event will feature the launch of a report by DiploFoundation and AAAS on how diplomatic representations use their science and technology arms to conduct activities in the Boston ecosystem. 

swissnex network 2018 Annual Report

Curious what swissnex Boston and our counterparts across the globe have been up to? Check out the swissnex network 2018 Annual Report for highlights, leadership statements and photos and more. 

upcoming events



SOLD OUT: Pitch Night 2019: The Future of Health Tech — Boston


10 of Switzerland’s most promising young Health Tech startups will pitch their ideas alongside their counterparts from North America, including some of the Boston area’s favorite early Life Sciences startups. This event has sold out. If you have questions about this event, please contact



SwissLink Walk and Picnic, Neponset River  — Boston

Join SwissLink members for a walk along the Neponset River including a ride on the historic Mattapan Trolley. Bring your own food and drinks for a post-walk picnic.



Science Career Fair at Harvard University & FAS-PDA Poster Session — Boston

Science/Science Careers has partnered with Harvard University and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Association (FASPDA) to produce a unique, free career fair open to all. Take advantage of free career seminars, company presentations, and a poster session and meet with staffing professionals and hiring managers from the industry’s top companies all in one place.



A Global Innovation Hub: Science, Tech and Diplomacy in Boston — Boston


Join us at swissnex Boston for an exclusive insight into how countries can activate their presence in Boston’s unique ecosystem to harness the benefits of this cradle of research and innovation and its bustling startup scene.



Gabriela Martina Concert — Boston

Hear artist Gabriela Martina perform new compositions from her upcoming album ‘Homage to Grämlis’ where she mixes her roots of Swiss yodeling with influences from American musical styles including Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel and Blues.


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Satellite in Space

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What the Swiss are Doing in Space

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New Material with Magnetic Shape Memory

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Fair Algorithms:

Which is Fairer – Human or Machine?

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Biozentrum PhD Fellowships Program | Deadline June 15

Apply for this prestigious fellowship from the University of Basel. Recipients are offered a unique rotation-based selection of a research group of choice and a number of other incentives that foster the scientific excellence and the career prospects of these PhD candidates.

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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