What we do

With Universities   |   With Corporate Innovation   |   With Artists & Designers   |   With Startups   |   With Our Space


swissnex San Francisco is part of a global network for international collaboration located at Pier 17. We connect people and ideas from Switzerland with North America, and foster exchange between the regions. Inspiring collaboration across disciplines, industries and borders, our space at Pier 17 hosts universities, startups, corporates, and artists.


As convener, facilitator and curator, we program a range of events, workshops, conferences, symposiums and exhibitions that explore emergent futures such as climate change, humanitarian innovation, sustainability, the future of work, and the impact of science and technology on society and the economy.


From the vantage point of San Francisco & Silicon Valley, we also provide services to startups and corporate clients such as trend scouting, corporate innovation and innovation exchanges in order to prepare clients for tomorrow.


With Universities

We connect Swiss and Bay Area Universities, Researchers and Academics, fostering the international exchange of research and ideas. For 15 years, we have promoted the visibility of Swiss Universities through media outreach, collaborative events and partnerships, and exchange opportunities.




Study Tours







Digital Fellows







Digital Campus







Data Canvas







Science Studio







Internationalization






Residency





With Corporate Innovation

From the vantage point of San Francisco & Silicon Valley, we provide services to corporate clients such as trend scouting, corporate innovation and innovation exchanges in order to prepare clients for tomorrow. We connect clients to our unique network and to new sets of questions and ideas that inspire innovation in their field.




Consulting & Benchmarking






Residency






Study Tours






Trend Scouting






FS17






The Living Lab




With Artists & Designers

We curate unexpected ideas and experiences through a program of exhibitions, talks and symposiums with a focus on the intersection of art and technology, and art and science. Providing a new perspective, our art program allows audiences to connect with ideas critically and allows a space for audiences to reflect on the world today.




Science Studio







Dart 17






Case Studies






Events & Exhibitions





With Startups

We are a launchpad for Swiss startups into the Bay Area ecosystem. Since 2010, we’ve supported 67 Swiss startups and integrate a community of over 400 founders and organizations. Our startup alumni, which includes renowned companies such as Ava, Mindmaze, Beekeeper and Doodle, have a combined valuation of $1.1B.




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SAFT






Dart 17








Free Electrons







Introductions






Visibility






Swiss Startup Night








CTI Market Entry Camps






Xgrant




With our Space


We host a diverse resident community of universities, startups, corporate innovation outposts, artists and designers. By curating an interdisciplinary group of organizations and individuals, we aim to build a collaborative platform that enables us to integrate our residents into our projects and events, and empowers residents to leverage the community to test products and ideas.




Residency






Strategic Partnership






The Living Lab






Community Building






AfterWork Series







Past Initiatives