Photo by Myleen Hollero for swissnex SF


swissnex San Francisco brings together a diverse community of universities, startups, corporates, artists, and designers in our living lab at Pier 17. We provide work space for persons with certain minimum requisite connections to the Swiss innovation ecosystem who conduct independent activities in Silicon Valley, but seek an active and supportive community, and a rich learning environment. For those persons qualifying as “Residents,” we provide:

  • Desk space: With fewer than 100 desks in our Designated Access Area, swissnex provides an intimate setting at Pier 17
  • A launchpad to set up US presence: Simplify your arrival to Silicon Valley through the Swiss innovation hub
  • Access to prime infrastructure in our living lab at Pier 17: We provide 24hr access to our Designated Access Area, equipped with amenities such as meeting rooms, AV, kitchen, shower, bike storage, private phone booths, mail service, and lockers.
  • An engaged community at Pier 17: With more than 20 current residents, be inspired by our vibrant open-innovation community
  • The opportunity to test and showcase products and idea: Partner with us to test your projects & products
  • Access exclusive events from the interdisciplinary ecosystem: We produce over 50 events per year with innovators, academics, startups and artists
  • Opportunity to work with swissnex SF to produce one event per year: Our unique event space is located in a historic waterfront location on the Bay

For more information about becoming a Resident, reach out via the form below.


Current residents:

University of Geneva
Just like the city of Geneva itself, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) enjoys a strong international reputation, not least thanks to its close ties to Geneva-based international organizations such as the WHO, the ITU, the ICRC, and the CERN. / At swissnex, the university supports residencies as part of the UNIGE Digital Fellows program

Former residents:

swissnex San Francisco has also been hosting a large number of startups in the past years.