Swissnex is the global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.

The six main Swissnex locations are established in the world’s most innovative regions. Together with around twenty Science Offices and Counselors based in Swiss Embassies, they contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

The core value of Swissnex consists of:

  • Connecting its partners to thriving innovation ecosystems worldwide, 
  • Advising on trends and opportunities in education, research and innovation,
  • Promoting the visibility of Swiss higher education and research institutions, start-ups and other innovation-driven partner organizations, 
  • Inspiring new ideas by promoting knowledge exchange.

Swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The Swissnex activities are based on a collaborative approach, relying on public and private partnerships and funding.


SBFI, Roman Kern 
Head Unit Swissnex Network