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Dear Reader,

August is here, and with it our new CEO Benjamin Bollmann has officially started in Boston! Stay tuned for more from his side.

Last month we learned about sleep and dreams with the latest virtual LASER talk, and joined some free-flowing togetherness with July's CrossLinks meeting. 

To close out the heat of the summer, chill out this month with these cool events including swissnex in New York's first ever edition of the virtual New Media Mixer. More on all of that below!

Stay safe and stay well,

– the swissnex Boston Team


Lately at swissnex Boston + New York


Exploring the Dream World | In this LASER Talk we delved into the science and art of sleep and dreams. From our speakers we learned about mice dreams, AI generated dream art, "interobjects" and more. If you missed the event or want to re-watch it, head over to our YouTube channel and watch it now!

Artist Residency Exchange | We are partnering with Eyebeam and La Becque in the hope of invigorating artistic creation of digital futures. We chose 3 alumni from both artist residency programs to join the additional 30 daring artists from around the world who will participate in Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future

U.S.–Swiss Drone Agreement | Thanks to the conversations seeded last spring at our Digitizing Airspace event co-hosted with the Swiss Embassy – the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation have reached an agreement in harmonizing their safety standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Next Events


New Media Mixer: Episode 1 | swissnex in New York

This first edition will bring the latest insights on podcasting trends in the US, Europe – and Switzerland. Featuring guest speakers Lauren Ober and Nic Newman. Join Us!
Thursday, August 6 | RSVP

CrossLinks | swissnex Boston
Join CrossLinks, our monthly virtual community space, for some free-flowing togetherness. We are meeting again to chat and connect over lunch. More info soon!
Thursday, August 20 | RSVP

Arts+ swissnex Labs | swissnex Boston
Launching the Arts+ track of Labs with summer school course, “Let’s Play – Innovation in the Cultural Sector." This collaboration with artsnext and the Zurich University of the Arts marks the start of innovation in Museums programs coming in 2021!
August 28 – 29 | Learn More

Virtual swissnex Labs (Fall 2020) | swissnex in New York
We are delighted to announce that swissnex Labs is opening applications for our next program: Creating Augmented & Virtual Reality Media Projects:A Virtual Lab.
October 19 – 23, 2020 Learn More

Press Review


Boston based company acquires Swiss software provider | The Boston-based company, Appfire has today announced the acquisition of the Zurich based Beecom Products, whose co-founder Fabian Hediger will lead Appfire’s growth initiatives as General Manager.

Hedonism Leads to Happiness | Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research from the University of Zurich and Radboud University. The researchers therefore argue for a greater appreciation of hedonism in psychology.


Artiria Medical Raises CHF 3 Million | Artiria Medical, an EPFL spin-off and neurovascular start-up, which took part in the 2020 Boston Innosuisse start-up bootcamp, closed a CHF 3 million "Series A" financing round to bring its first product through clinical validation and regulatory approval. 

GGBA Switzerland

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Hello World | Explore Now

An art affair around the globe. With the click of a mouse, travelers can check out paintings, music, dances, films and installations from contemporary artists. Learn More

civicLab (Genf) | Open Opportunity

Project management position in CH for a think tank on innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector starting in August.  Apply Now

Program Lead Global Health Translational Ecosystems | Open Opportunity

The University of Basel's is looking for a Program Lead. You will build-up and lead a new public-private partnership, in the form of a Center of ExcellenceApply Now

DayOne Health Hackathon | Pre-registration

By putting patients and their needs at the starting point, the DayOne Health Hack aims to rethink healthcare innovation. Be part of the DayOne Health Hack! Learn More

project MIRACLE | Explore Now

Minimally invasive. Robot-assisted. Computer-guided. Laser bone surgery. A research project at the University of Basel - Department of Biomedical Engineering. Learn More

20th Anniversary Milestones | Submit Now
We are 
collecting any milestones and moments you remember about how swissnex has contributed to connections between Switzerland and the US. Learn More

Connect with Fellow Alumni | Submit Now

If you are an alum of a Swiss university in the US and want to chat with fellow alumni, we will share a link to a WhatsApp group connecting you. Learn More


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