“To connect the dots between Switzerland & Brazil in education, research and innovation.”

Who We Are

nex-us     \L.fr. nexus, pp. of nectere, to bind\
1: connection, link 2: a connected group 3: center or focus
nex-t        1: closest to in space 2: closest to in time

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.

A public-private venture, we are part of a network of outposts in Bangalore, Boston, Shanghai and San Francisco. Along with individual science and technology counselors around the world, we work on behalf of Switzerland to expand education, research, and innovation.

What We Do

swissnex Brazil is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, research, and innovation. Through our public events and study tours, we highlight the best of Swiss and Brazilian ingenuity and create opportunities for networking among our diverse group of professional contacts in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and beyond. We offer the resources to help international guests, start-ups, university outposts, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and other visitors succeed.

Our global perspective and local expertise allow swissnex Brazil to anticipate and nurture fruitful collaborations and align the best academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, and thought leaders so that relationships and partnerships can flourish. Working under several mandates, we also help build the presence of Swiss innovators on the world stage. We believe that unexpected outcomes can lead to the brightest achievements, and we encourage the cross-pollination of ideas through the many connections made at swissnex Brazil.

Our core value lies in our ability to:

Strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a nation of leading-edge research, quality, innovation, and openness

Connect scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and thought leaders with inspiring peers and new ideas on either side of the globe

Facilitate academic programs, global innovation strategies, and knowledge exchange

Create and present transdisciplinary projects in imaginative ways

Network with relevant contacts at universities, research institutions, and companies to maintain a powerful web of worldwide knowledge

Support internationalization efforts of Swiss academic institutions and companies, with a special focus on R&D based start-ups

Share innovative achievements and emerging trends in the host country and in Switzerland

Inform on developments in science, technology, education and innovation policies

Participate in our communities and interact with Swiss and local partners to bring added value

Learn about our Advisory Board.