swissnex San Francisco is part of a global network for international collaboration located at Pier 17. We connect people and ideas from Switzerland and 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 to prepare clients for tomorrow.
swissnex San Francisco is mandated from Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, to facilitate Swiss artists promotion and cultural exchanges in the field of art-technology and art-sciences with a particular attention to the specific domains of: digital creation, interactive media, design and architecture.
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.
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.
swissnex is the launchpad for Swiss startups in the US. Our equity-free startup programs are customized to the needs of entrepreneurs exploring or entering the US market. With over a decade of experience accelerating the international success of companies such as Mindmaze, faceshift, and Ava, we tailor our toolbox sessions to each startup and offer critical business connections. By joining our community of innovators, Swiss startups gain visibility and a home base to succeed in the US.
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.