What We Do

With:   Artists   |   Corporate Innovation   |   Our Space   |   Startups   |   Universities   |   Past Initiatives


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.


With Artists

We 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.



Case Studies

Dart 17

Events

The swissnex Gallery

Pier 17 Science Studio


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

#FS17

The Living Lab

Curated Co-Working

Trend Scouting

Study Tours


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.



The Living Lab

AfterWork Series

Curated Co-Working

Community Building

Partnerships



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.



Startup Case Studies

CTI Market Entry Camps

Dart 17

Free Electrons

Swiss Startup Night

EPFL Xgrant Camps


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.



UNIGE Digital Fellows

Digital Campus

Events

Curated Co-Working

Pier 17 Science Studio

The swissnex Gallery


Past Initiatives

Header Image: Photo by Astra Brinkmann