Hi, this is Jonas Brunschwig, head of academic relations in Boston. February was a busy month at swissnex, full of exciting opportunities including the 10th annual Swiss Sciences Night!

This month we highlight cross-pollination in the arts, promising results of the swissnex evaluation and last but certainly not least,a farewell to our beloved teammate Francesco Bortoluzzi.


Jonas Brunschwig
Head of Academic Relations


Lately at swissnex Boston + NYC


Global Opportunities and Networking  February was marked by back-to-back annual recruiting events. Each event featured representatives from Switzerland which enabled local professionals to network directly and seek out future possibilities abroad.  

Fostering the Intersection of Art, Academia and the Market | A recent Arts+ event showcased how artistic practices are influenced by a range of intersectionality. Speaker and Northeastern professor Rebekah Moore was featured in a recent article 

Tell Us Your swissnex Story | With the swissnex 20th anniversary just around the corner we are collecting achievements, significant activities, milestones and stories about how swissnex has contributed to connections between Switzerland and the US and we want to hear from you. Submit your swissnex stories now!


Next Events

Summit 2020: brands & the disinformation reality LIVE STREAM
"Is this even true?" Investigate how brands and disinformation shape one another from multiple perspectives. Sign up to join the summit livestream.
Monday, March 23 | info and RSVP

Hampshire House Beacon Hill Presents Swiss Soiree
Enjoy cocktails, wine, hors d'oeuvres, roesti station and raclette prepared by Swiss Chef Markus Ripperger, all in an intimate setting at Hampshire House.
Saturday, April 18 | info and Tickets

CANCELLED: Café des Sciences #103 | swissnex event
Due to precautionary measures swissnex Boston is taking regarding COVID-19, the decision was made to cancel this program| info

swissnex and Innosuisse Startup Meet-Up | swissnex event
Due to COVID-19 the decision was made to cancel portions of this program. Plans to offer virtual versions of the canceled events are being made, so stay tuned.
More Info TBA  | info

LSD and the Future of Medicine: SXSW cancellation
Due to COVID-19 and SXSW this panel has been temporarily cancelled and in the process of seeking new avenues to bring you this amazing research presentation.
More Info TBA | info

Press Review: CH in the US


The Underestimated Threat | While the threat posed by climate change is well recognized, the loss of species diversity is less so. The neglected issue takes center stage, however, at the World Biodiversity Forum 2020.

UZH News

1DROP Launches Medical Diagnostics to the International Space Station | 

1DROP diagnostics is launching to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. They were MassChallenge finalists and received the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space prize to test their technology on the ISS.



Now You Know

Evaluation confirms value of swissnex network for
Swiss education, research and innovation players

swissnex is described as a customer-oriented, flexible and dynamic organization that offers significant added value to its publicly funded and private partners. Without the support of swissnex, most Swiss universities, researchers or start-ups would not be able to achieve their internationalisation goals to the same extent. Learn more



swissnex Opening: Innovation & Academia Associate | Deadline March 31
Are you passionate about supporting our future-oriented work in higher education and innovation & entrepreneurship? We want to hear from you. Apply Now

Business and Impact Planning for Social Enterprises | Enroll Now

Are you a social entrepreneur? Learn how to articulate your potential impact, theory of change, and plans to scale with a global communityLearn more

RemoteCon. | Inquire Now
RemoteCon is a remote conference about remote work. One of the world's first ever remote conferences. Date 7: April, 2020 Learn More

A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research | Deadline March 30

At EPFL and ETHZ, CYD fellowships are designed to promote new solutions in security and data science for Cyber-Defence. Learn more

Machine-Learning in Healthcare and Biosciences | Deadline March 30
four, a Swiss startup, is opening the applications for their machine learning summer school in healthcare/biosciences at ETH Zurich.

Dates 19 - 28: July, 2020 Learn More

Future Food Fellowship | Deadline March 31
Postdoctoral program by Swiss Future Food Initiative targeting issues such as nutrition, production, packaging and health. Learn more

UZH International Summer Schools | Deadline April 26
The three programs on offer: Deep Dive into Blockchain, Finance for the Future, and How Switzerland got rich. Dates 5 - 24: July 2020 Applications open now

Summer Schools University of Lausanne | Deadline May 31
Health economics for public health decision-making: advanced tools in economic evaluation. Dates 20 - 24: July, 2020 Learn More

Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days 2020 | By Invitation Only
The SUEID provide inspiring panels, discussions, field trips, and interactive presentations from industry, authorities. Dates 23 - 26: August, 2020 Learn More


A Fond Farewell


After 3.5 years of amazing contributions, our colleague Francesco Bortoluzzi has left the swissnex team to join one of our longstanding partners. 

As of April, Francesco will join the President’s Office at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in the new role of Head of Sustainability Programs. His mission will be to work with, within, and beyond the university to advance their sustainability agenda by also bringing some of the innovative and boundary-pushing swissnex spirit back to Switzerland with him. 

We wish Francesco all the best in this new role, and we look forward to collaborating with him at the ZHAW.


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