Dear Reader,

May has already been a very busy month for us at swissnex Boston. We are happy to announce "Handshake," an interactive virtual art exhibition using robots, as well Swiss Connection, a virtual social hour for Swiss alums and affiliates! We are also excited to bring you our second issue of [ experiment_ ].

Looking forward to June, we have more exciting events planned, including our Virtual Swiss-US Energy Innovation Day and Patient Advocacy+. More on all of that below!

Wishing you good health and high spirits,

- the swissnex Boston Team


Lately at swissnex Boston + NYC


Resilience & Reinvention in NYC | The second issue of [ experiment_ ], curated by the New York team, focused on what makes NYC so resilient. We interviewed four New Yorkers working at the crossroads of art and emerging media to help explore this topic. 

BlackRock Event Takeaways | Last month we co-hosted a webinar event focusing on the future of the US Markets during Covid-19 and beyond. We heard from a distinguished panel of finance experts and while we weren't able to record the event, we wanted to give you some of the key takeaways from the discussion.

MIT COVID-19 Hackathon | We were pleased to join as a partner for MIT's "Africa Takes on Covid-19" virtual hackathon. Our very own Jonas Brunschwig joined as a mentor, while Uni Bern professor, Hugues Abriel, joined a team to work on innovative solutions.

Next Events


LASER Boston: Shaping Biology & Behavior | swissnex Boston
How can technology and design enable behavioral change? How does biology shape our behavior? Secure your spot for our next *virtual* LASER now!
Friday, May 15 | RSVP 

Swiss Connection | swissnex Boston
A casual social and networking environment to allow participants of Swiss heritage or affiliation to connect virtually for an hour over lunch.
Tuesday, May 19 | RSVP

Handshake: A Robotic Installation by AATB | swissnex Boston

Launch of the art exhibit "Handshake" with opening event featuring an interview with the creators Swiss design collective AATB, by a NY-based design curator.
Tuesday, May 28 | Stay tuned!

Patient Advocacy + | swissnex Boston

Explore the local culture of patient advocacy philanthropy as well as discuss best practices and insights for connecting to and utilizing those resources.

Tuesday, June 2 | RSVP

Virtual Swiss-US Energy Innovation Day  | swissnex Boston

Virtual SUEID 2020 is a collaborative forum to exchange and explore energy innovations, strategies, policies and more from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thursday, June 4 | RSVP

Press Review


A Swiss Fitness Movement Comes Back Into VogueWhen Covid-19 forced gyms to close, one Swiss man looked for a way to replace his weekly training.

New York Times

Dinner with friends | How Switzerland is relaxing its lockdown. On May 11, the second wave of reopenings means it’s possible to go out to dinner once again.

World Economic Forum

Filtering Out Toxic Chromium From Water | EPFL chemists have developed sponges to capture various target substances, like gold, mercury and lead.


Did You Know?



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Manifest Boston Events Call to Action | Submit Plans Now

Manifest Boston is using a bit of risk capital to give back to their network. Share your innovative ideas with them and they will try to make it happen. Learn more

Fundraising Campaign for Pandemic Research at UZH | Donate Now

The University of Zurich has started a pandemic fund with the goal to accelerate urgent research projects that could help tackle the current crisisLearn more

The KAUST-Swiss Residency Exchange 2020 | Deadline Extended May 10

Artists-in-labs residency for artists to investigate relations among contemporary art practice, science and society in Saudi Arabia. Oct. - Dec. 2020 Apply Now

UZH (Online) International Summer Schools | Deadline May 10

The three programs on offer: Deep Dive into Blockchain, Finance for the Future, and How Switzerland got rich. Dates 5 - 24: July 2020 Apply now


New Horizons for CEO

Later this summer, our CEO Christian Simm will be completing his tenure as CEO of swissnex Boston and moving to Switzerland. We are of course sad to see him go, but excited to continue to work closely with him as he begins his new position heading University of Zurich's International Relations office later this year. 

Stay tuned in the coming months for more news about our next CEO, whom we are very excited to welcome to the swissnex Boston family!


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