Annual Report 2016
In 2016, over 300 events were held and over 110 Swiss partner were engaged!
“Inspiring partnerships” is the theme of the swissnex Network’s Annual Report in 2016.
This online report provides diverse insights into the activities of the five swissnex locations and their outposts, as well of the twenty Science and Technology Counselors (STCs) and Offices (STOs) based in the Swiss embassies worldwide. Their common objective is to support the international outreach of Swiss institutions and actors in the education, research and innovation domain.
As a case in point, thanks to a partnership of the swissnex Network with swissuniversities, the Rector’s Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, researchers of the Universities of Applied Sciences gained inspiring insights into the future of ageing in Asian countries and in social innovation projects in Brazil. The Science and Technology Office of the Swiss Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, offered with the organisation of the third Swiss-Korean Life Sciences Symposium a platform for networking and exploring new collaborations. With the opening of the new location at Pier 17, swissnex San Francisco took the motto “connecting the dots” to a new level: Being under one roof with the Consulate General and other Swiss organisations, this new location offers an open and collaborative office space for academics, diplomats, innovators and creatives.