FAQs

Q: How is swissnex Brazil managed?

A: swissnex Brazil is an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Brazil. Vital financial support is provided by donors and sponsors sharing swissnex Brazil’s commitment to connecting the dots.

Q: Where are your areas of activity?

A: Our main office is in Rio and we have a satellite office in São Paulo. Our area of activity is all of Brazil.

Q: Can I rent a workspace in your building?

A: Depending on your goals, the type of organization you represent, and the field you work in, we love to discuss the possibility of sharing our space with you. Please get in touch to explore long and short-term options.

Q: How is swissnex Brazil financed?

A: We are financed by public and private funds from Switzerland and Brazil.

Q: I want to become a part of your network, but I don’t have a definitive project yet. What should I do?

A: We are always happy to brainstorm and find out more about you – please do not hesitate to contact us at ask@nullswissnexbrazil.org

Q: I am a Swiss citizen and would like to /visit/move to/work in the Brazil. Can swissnex help me get a visa?

A: No, we do not provide Brazilian visas. For more information, please contact your local Brazilian Embassy or Consulate, or visit www.genebra.itamaraty.gov.br.

Q: I am Brazilian and would like to visit/move to/work in Switzerland. Can you help?

A: Please contact the Consulate General of Switzerland in your geographic area for information as well as visa procedures.

Q: Does swissnex Brazil do anything besides host and organize events?

A: Yes! Much more. We work closely with Swiss and Brazilian universities to increase collaboration and knowledge-sharing. We connect artists, scientists, and innovators between Switzerland and Brazil. We will soon provide office space, networking opportunities, and coaching for Swiss Startups. And we communicate Swiss excellence and innovation to the public, just to name a few services.

Q: Can I rent your event space?

A: If your event and organization align with the mission and goals of swissnex Brazil, we would be happy to discuss co-hosting an event with you in our space or partnering with you on content. Please contact us to discuss at ask@nullswissnexbrazil.org

Q: Can swissnex Brazil help me expand my business into Switzerland?

A: We would be happy to make introductions and refer you to various Swiss economic promotion agencies that could help.

Q: I am an artist and would like to exhibit my work at swissnex. How can I do this?

A: We are very active at the intersections of art, technology, education, and innovation, and we have a strong program and history of working with artists and creative thinkers. However, swissnex Brazil is not an art gallery and our event space is not open to the public beyond our event schedule. We would like to hear from you if you think our mission and yours align, so please feel free to contact us to explore working together.

Q: I am a professor or researcher at a Swiss or Brazilian university and I will be traveling to Brazil. Can I visit swissnex Brazil, use your office, speak at one of your events, or tap into your network of experts in my field?

A: We are always looking to make new connections in academia here in Brazil, in Switzerland, and beyond. Contact us to explore how we can work together: ask@nullswissnexbrazil.org