News Stories
Home > News > News Stories
Personal tools
Sections
Gebert Ruf Foundation ETH Zurich University of Geneva CTI Canton de Vaud epfl Pro Helvetia Fast Metrics University of Zurich

Quick Links

nextrends
Newsletters
Publications
Press


Connect

Facebook_icon Twitter_icon

YouTube_icon FORA.tv_icon

LinkedIn_icon Flickr_icon

Slideshare_icon nextrends

 

swissnex San Francisco Annual Report 2013

swissnex San Francisco Annual Report 2013

Impressions of a year full of green roofs, game design, and visions of the future.

 

Three’s Company: In Residency at swissnex San Francisco

Three’s Company: In Residency at swissnex San Francisco

Four questions for the current crop of swissnex residents studying up on Silicon Valley.

 

Future of Reproduction – Priceless, with Questions

Future of Reproduction – Priceless, with Questions

University of Zurich social anthropologist weighs in on the big issues around assisted reproductive technologies.

 

Swiss Presence at GDC

Swiss Presence at GDC

Video roundup of what went down during the week of the Game Developers Conference.

 

Just Our Type: Sibylle Hagmann at TYPO SF

Just Our Type: Sibylle Hagmann at TYPO SF

Swiss typeface designer Sibylle Hagmann shares her inspirations and influences.

 

Swiss GDC 14

Swiss GDC 14

A handy guide to everything Swiss at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC).

 

Hacking Urban Data

Hacking Urban Data

Who won the Urban Data Hackathon and why? The jury weighs in on what makes a data visualization meaningful.

 

Art and Science Collide

Art and Science Collide

Art-science Creative Collisions are in harmony at CERN.

 

Transforming Education

Transforming Education

Learning in silos doesn’t get you very far in the real world. The elop* program emphasizes transdisciplinary collaboration.

 

Tweeting Professors: Who is Winning?

Tweeting Professors: Who is Winning?

Swiss university professors on Twitter.

 

KNIME: Data Analytics Made Easy—and Open

KNIME: Data Analytics Made Easy—and Open

Open-source data platform KNIME provides sophisticated analysis at your fingertips.

 

Fast Forward to the Future City

Fast Forward to the Future City

Swiss artist Grrrr questions the future of San Francisco and its relationship to its surroundings in his live drawing at swissnex.

 

The Day After Reading: A Memory Newspaper

The Day After Reading: A Memory Newspaper

"The Day after Reading" is part of the exhibition "All Possible Futures" at SOMArts.

 

Project Skye: New Perspectives at Bay Area Science Festival

Project Skye: New Perspectives at Bay Area Science Festival

Skye participated in the Bay Area Science Festival with swissnex San Francisco.

 

Faceshift: Democratizing Animation

Faceshift: Democratizing Animation

Swiss startup plans nothing less than revolutionizing animated games and films and maybe forever changing the way we communicate online.

 

STORY2023 Winners Announced

STORY2023 Winners Announced

Project Michael2023 takes top prize in transmedia competition for Swiss students.

 

Welcome to The Book Lab

Welcome to The Book Lab

Where will books go in the future as objects, as art, and as vehicles for knowledge sharing?

 

Swiss Gaming Gets Stronger in SF

Swiss Gaming Gets Stronger in SF

Startups scale up, and Game Gazer goes big. An ecosystem of Swiss gaming around GDC in San Francisco gives boost to industry.

 

An Innovation Process: Sustainable 3D Printing World Tour

An Innovation Process: Sustainable 3D Printing World Tour

Can global collaboration help 3D printing go green?

 

Logrr: The End of Passwords

Logrr: The End of Passwords

No more username and password. With Logrr, logging in securely is just a scan away.

 

Welcome to swissnex, Alessandro!

Welcome to swissnex, Alessandro!

Alessandro Vanini spends a month at swissnex San Francisco as part of the Paradox Engineering marketing team.

 

Gioia Deucher to lead swissnex Brazil

Gioia Deucher to lead swissnex Brazil

Congratulations Gioia! swissnex San Francisco’s Head of Startup Services tapped to lead a new swissnex in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Atizo: Crowdsourcing Innovation

Atizo: Crowdsourcing Innovation

Swiss startup grows their business and meets the right people in the Silicon Valley with the help of swissnex. And Airbnb.

 

Qipp Cares For Your Stuff So You Can Enjoy It

Qipp Cares For Your Stuff So You Can Enjoy It

Claudio Büttler of Swiss startup qipp wants to save you the hassle of keeping track of your things.

 

Start Me Up: Silicon Valley Startup Camp

Start Me Up: Silicon Valley Startup Camp

Will a new crop of entrepreneurs soon be hitting the Swiss scene?

 

Winning the Urban Data Challenge

Winning the Urban Data Challenge

The winning projects of the Urban Data Challenge visualize the fun and frustration of using public transport.

 

Harmonious Research: Music and Technology

Harmonious Research: Music and Technology

Arup’s SoundLab technologies meet experiments on music and emotion.

 

Press Release: Game Gazer

Press Release: Game Gazer

The latest innovations in gaming and interaction from the Geneva University of Art and Design, Zurich University of the Arts, UCLA Game lab, and more.

 

Accelerating the Learning Curve

Accelerating the Learning Curve

A visiting entrepreneur jumpstarts his company and learns to make connections the swissnex way.

 

A Fond Farewell and a New Beginning

A Fond Farewell and a New Beginning

swissnex San Francisco's social media program for Swiss higher ed becomes “The Digital Campus.”

 

Transmedia: Phenomenal Art

Transmedia: Phenomenal Art

swissnex San Francisco’s Johann Recordon provides this report from the field at StoryWorld 2012, the world’s largest conference dedicated to transmedia.

 

Scaling Innovation in Smart Cities

Scaling Innovation in Smart Cities

The Swiss company Paradox Engineering is working to make cities more energy-smart, starting with San Francisco.

 

the nexus: Burning Man and Beyond

the nexus: Burning Man and Beyond

A healthy dose of art from Switzerland, helping Swiss startups succeed, and more!

 

Swiss Higher Ed Goes Social

Swiss Higher Ed Goes Social

On Nov 13, 2012 swissnex SF wraps up two-year program in Basel.

 

Med letters, not love letters

Med letters, not love letters

How were afflictions of the body, health, and skin perceived during the Enlightenment?

 

Bridging Art and Higher Ed Abroad

Bridging Art and Higher Ed Abroad

Discover how our new team member connects art and higher ed.

 

An Oasis in the Desert

An Oasis in the Desert

Learn more about "The Third Space" and its interaction with the Burners.

 

Packaging Silicon Valley

Packaging Silicon Valley

An entrepreneur dishes on the benefits of time at swissnex.

 

A “Coup d’Oeil” Behind the Scenes

A “Coup d’Oeil” Behind the Scenes

Discover some of the secrets of Yann Marussich’s extreme performance.

 

swissnex Joins with ZERO1 in "Seeking Silicon Valley"

swissnex Joins with ZERO1 in "Seeking Silicon Valley"

Swiss artist Pe Lang's work features in the ZERO1 exhibition “Seeking Silicon Valley.”

 

Burning Man: Sim City in the Desert

Burning Man: Sim City in the Desert

Follow swissnexSF’s journey into the desert and learn what goes into building "The Third Space".

 

The Quest for (Local) Knowledge

The Quest for (Local) Knowledge

A Ph.D. student from Zurich leverages crowd intelligence into quenching our own everyday curiosity about the places we visit.

 

Sports and Technology

Sports and Technology

Discover how innovations in materials, nutrition, social media, and other sectors trigger change in the sports world.

 

A New Chapter for University of Lausanne Alumni

A New Chapter for University of Lausanne Alumni

Mission accomplished! University of Lausanne alumni have a chapter in the Bay Area.

 

Have you ever listened to a data set?

Have you ever listened to a data set?

The sound installation “trees: Downy Oak” exemplifies data sonification, a promising new approach using audio to interpret data.

 

Come Join Our Team!

Come Join Our Team!

We're looking for a dynamic office manager to keep swissnex SF running smoothly.

 

Feel the Skin: a Multidimensional Approach

Feel the Skin: a Multidimensional Approach

Artists, historians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, biologists, and engineers take part in this thematic series about the skin.

 

Have You Read the New Nexus?

Have You Read the New Nexus?

Cocktails from a robotic bartender, the launch of the nextrends blog, SN—the swissnex magazine, and more.

 

Kaywa, the QR Code Conquistador

Kaywa, the QR Code Conquistador

A Swiss startup has led the way in developing information-packed QR codes and bringing them to Europe and the United States.

 

Social Media: The Short Course

Social Media: The Short Course

What Swiss academia can learn from the @ladygaga Twitter handle and Charlie Bit My Finger YouTube video.

 

A New Grasp on Scanning

A New Grasp on Scanning

Swiss startup Dacuda introduces world’s first scanning mouse. Next up? Anything with a camera and a computer.

 

Introducing SN Magazine

Introducing SN Magazine

Find out how we act as a nexus, catalyst, and curator of bold new ideas.

 

Brainy Swiss Alumni

Brainy Swiss Alumni

Neuroscience and collective brainpower on display at alumni gathering for graduates of Swiss higher education.

 

Video Stars: Simply Sublime

Video Stars: Simply Sublime

Swiss startup pioneers online video players in the age of HTML5.

 

Serving Science, Without the Lab

Serving Science, Without the Lab

A cancer researcher changes continent and career to serve science in a new way.

 

He’s no Mirage: Swiss Game Developer Mario von Rickenbach

He’s no Mirage: Swiss Game Developer Mario von Rickenbach

Meet Swiss game developer Mario von Rickenbach. His game “Mirage” is nominated for Excellence in Visual Art at the 2012 Independent Games Festival at GDC.

 

What is swissnex?

What is swissnex?

Read our recent quarterly e-newsletter to find out more about our services and activities.

 

Advertising Innovators: NextWidgets

Advertising Innovators: NextWidgets

Swiss start-up offers advertising solutions for F-commerce. And soon, video.

 

Questli Sets Sights on Silicon Valley

Questli Sets Sights on Silicon Valley

Quest for Success: Swiss-Russian company Questli’s rapid rise, and plans to conquer the US Market.

 

Two-timing TEDx

Two-timing TEDx

swissnex San Francisco partners with TEDx in Switzerland and Silicon Valley.

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings from the team at swissnex San Francisco.

 

Space Fowl

Space Fowl

NASA space mission mascot Camilla, a rubber chicken, inspires learning.

 

The Nexus: New Issue Out Now!

The Nexus: New Issue Out Now!

Bay Area Science Festival highlights, future citiies, start-ups at swissnex, and more.

 

blackbox connect

blackbox connect

swissnex welcomes blackbox connect participants for their first networking event in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

 

Ruth Förster’s Vision

Ruth Förster’s Vision

Ruth Förster visits San Francisco to study leadership training but finds life and culture just as rewarding.

 

Silicon Valley Social

Silicon Valley Social

Communicators from Swiss higher ed take part in Fall Social Media Study Tour and get inspired by Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

 

Switzerland’s First Open Data Camp

Switzerland’s First Open Data Camp

After a successful data visualization event here in San Francisco, swissnex sponsors Make.OpenData.ch.

 

Bay Area Science Festival

Bay Area Science Festival

We're organizing events all over the city in collaboration with this year’s inaugural festival. Here’s a rundown of what we’re cooking up.

 

3, 2, 1, GO

3, 2, 1, GO

swissnex San Francisco joins the Great Race for Clean Air.

 

Think Art – Act Science

Think Art – Act Science

Art and science meet at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) when "Think Art – Act Science" opens to the public.

 

Robots Among Us

Robots Among Us

Introducing our exciting new event series on…robotics!

 

Intern Business

Intern Business

David Dudok de Wit takes on swissnex knowledge management and initiates academic links between his Swiss business school and the West Coast.

 

European Start-up Extravaganza

European Start-up Extravaganza

Swiss precision, Spanish smart apparel, an Italian social search engine, and more at European Startup Demo Night.

 

The Nexus: Out Now

The Nexus: Out Now

The new issue of our popular quarterly e-newsletter includes data visualization, robots, and love. See what's inside.

 

A Visualization All Our Own

A Visualization All Our Own

Visualize our 2010 event data to find out who attended presentations on the LHC, healthcare, sleep, and more.

 
 

Visualize This: Data in Sight

Visualize This: Data in Sight

One hundred plus designers, coders, developers, and info lovers work through the weekend to create data visualizations that make us laugh, cry, and park.

 

Hello, Goodbye

Hello, Goodbye

Credit Suisse IT specialist Oliver Stanek returns to Switzerland but Marco Solombrino and Fabio Magagna join us.

 

Under Construction

Under Construction

Sawdust on the floor, holes in the walls, the bathroom is stripped, and tools and equipment are strewn about.

 

Are You Our Next Intern?

Are You Our Next Intern?

swissnex San Francisco is looking for new interns. And you might be one of them.

 

Social Media Kickoff

Social Media Kickoff

More than 130 communicators join the first meeting of "Swiss Academia and the Social Media Landscape" at Swisscom in Bern.

 

Cheese at Cal Day, in a Good Way

Cheese at Cal Day, in a Good Way

At this year’s Cal Day, swissnex San Francisco drew crowds with key information on Swiss universities—and with cheese fondue.

 

Underaged Achiever

Underaged Achiever

At an age when most people are still trying to decide what they want to be when they grow up, Arik Brückner has already founded two companies. He is twenty years old.

 

Swiss Ambassador Visits swissnex

Swiss Ambassador Visits swissnex

Ambassador Manuel Sager drops by Switzerland’s local science and technology outpost during his Bay Area visit.

 

Social Media for Higher Ed Goes Live

Social Media for Higher Ed Goes Live

swissnex San Francisco officially launches social media initiative for Swiss academia.

 

The nexus: Inside the April Issue

The nexus: Inside the April Issue

Inside brain imaging, Swiss design pop quiz, gaming stats, fun with fonts, and the world’s first portable, visual speed sensor!

 

New Release: 2010 Annual Report

New Release: 2010 Annual Report

Our 2010 annual report provides an interactive overview of our activities and points toward new projects.

 

We see you, ViSSee

We see you, ViSSee

ViSSee offers the world’s first portable, visual speed sensor. It could save millions of lives on the roadways. And it all began in a dungeon full of flies.

 

SXSWissnex

 SXSWissnex

Some of the big ideas, inspiring panels, and bright minds swissnex cared about at SXSW. And one RV karaoke lounge.

 

Start-up Crawl Gallery

Start-up Crawl Gallery

View photos from TechCentralSF’s international start-up crawl, co-sponsored by swissnex San Francisco.

 

Brains Beyond Borders

Brains Beyond Borders

Avatars and thought-controlled robots: EPFL neuroscience gains global attention at science conference. And swissnex San Francisco helps get them there.

 

Yahoo! for Fontself

Yahoo! for Fontself

Swiss start-up Fontself lets personality shine through online with user-generated typeface.

 

Alumni Carve New Chapter

Alumni Carve New Chapter

ETH Zurich alumni gather on the slopes over President’s Day weekend to enjoy the snow and plan a local alumni chapter.

 

Central Partnership

Central Partnership

New partner TechCentralSF helps us connect the dots between Swiss and local entrepreneurs in tech sectors.

 

Happy New Year, Let's Work

Happy New Year, Let's Work

swissnex San Francisco Founder and Executive Director, Christian Simm, shares the achievements of the last year and a few new projects shaping up in 2011.

 

Picturing 2010

Picturing 2010

Take a look at our 2010 photo album.

 

CAMPing out at swissnex

CAMPing out at swissnex

CTI Start-ups find home base, targeted assistance in San Francisco and Boston.

 

ETHZ Alumni Reunion

ETHZ Alumni Reunion

President Ralph Eichler of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and local alumni take part in a private networking reception at swissnex.

 

Swiss Higher Ed Goes Social

Swiss Higher Ed Goes Social

swissnex San Francisco embarks on new program to boost use of social media by Swiss academic institutions.

 

She's Got Her Tickets to Ride

She's Got Her Tickets to Ride

Nicole Dennis is the lucky winner of two round trip business class tickets to Switzerland on Swiss International Air Lines.

 

Bidding Adieu, For Now

Bidding Adieu, For Now

swissnex San Francisco says goodbye to two esteemed colleagues going on to bright futures in Switzerland.

 

Science Hack Day

Science Hack Day

Isn't the world better off with particle windchimes, grassroots mapping, and fancy pigeons?

 

Swiss Alumni Mix it Up

Swiss Alumni Mix it Up

Louise Roux’s account of first all Swiss university alumni gathering at swissnex.

 

Spotlight on swissnex

Spotlight on swissnex

swissnex Day in Lausanne, Switzerland, lands the network in spotlight.

 

Minister of Interior Visits

Minister of Interior Visits

Swiss Federal Councillor Burkhalter connects with swissnex; stops by Milieux Sonores, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente to experience Bay’s best.

 

Next Stop: UNIGE

Next Stop: UNIGE

University of Geneva alumni representative Louise Roux attends study abroad fairs at UCLA and UC Berkeley.

 

Serial Matters

Serial Matters

Neurons fire and imaginations ignite with this season’s two stimulating event series: the brain and mind, and gaming.

 

3D Science

3D Science

Synthetic gel gives scientists Petri dish alternative for stem cell and cancer therapy research.

 

Crafting a Conversation

Crafting a Conversation

Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell magazine, discusses TechnoCRAFT at YBCA with curator Yves Béhar.

 

Finding NeMo

Finding NeMo

Swiss Start-up NeMoDevices uses light to monitor the brain and help prevent secondary injury in trauma patients.

 

Betting on a Longshot

Betting on a Longshot

swissnex San Francisco and Longshot Magazine celebrate Issue One, "Comeback."

 

Build Your Own World

Build Your Own World

ZERO1: 2010 01SJ Biennial brings art and technology together to promote civic engagement.

 

Refresh, Rethink, Retreat!

Refresh, Rethink, Retreat!

swissnex San Francisco heads to wine country for a mid-year staff retreat to assess and fine-tune our work.

 

I’ll Have My Eggs Science Side Up

I’ll Have My Eggs Science Side Up

Inaugural Bay Area Science Breakfast strengthens ties and cooperation among official representatives from Europe.

 

Man with a Scan

Man with a Scan

CTO Alexander Ilic brings Dacuda’s scanning mouse technology to Silicon Valley.

 

Forum for Alumni

Forum for Alumni

Lucky UNIGE alumni mingled at the St. Francis Yacht Club to celebrate Swiss National Day and toast the 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy.

 

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

ETH Zurich Media Relations head describes three-month sabbatical, publishes profile of swissnex director and founder.

 

Make It and Break It

Make It and Break It

TechnoCRAFT at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts showcases the increasing role of the individual in design.

 

Random Swiss Fact of the Day

Random Swiss Fact of the Day

Send us your Swiss trivia now and follow along to learn new facts about Switzerland.

 

Switzerland’s Bright Ideas

Switzerland’s Bright Ideas

May 2010 study tour illuminates Swiss renewable energy and energy efficiency.

 

Solar Impulse Makes History

Solar Impulse Makes History

Solar airplane soars around-the-clock (and through the night) without fuel or pollution.

 

Uniting UNIGE

Uniting UNIGE

University of Geneva delegation prompts alumni meet-up and renewed interest in local alumni chapter.

 

Swiss Lands in SF

Swiss Lands in SF

Swiss International Airlines is back in the Bay Area with direct service from San Francisco to Zurich.

 

He's Got Personality

He's Got Personality

Director Christian Simm makes L'Hebdo magazine's list of top 100 personalities.

 

UNIGE Alumni: We Want You

UNIGE Alumni: We Want You

Louise Roux starts up University of Geneva Bay Area Alumni Network

 

Read All About It

Read All About It

Blog follows study tour as it explores renewable energy sector in Switzerland.

 

Just Tweet It

Just Tweet It

Swiss artist in WIRED thanks to @swissnexSF Twitter update. A success story from the swissnex San Francisco communications desk.

 

Solar is Red Hot. And Green and Pink and Clear and….

Solar is Red Hot. And Green and Pink and Clear and….

Sneak peek at projects from the "Sunny Memories" exhibit, based on breakthrough dye-sensitized solar cells.

 

This Just In

This Just In

We’re thrilled to announce that Thierney Thys will join our panel on Visualizing Science on Wednesday, April 7th.

 

EPFL’s New Library Takes Pritzker Prize

EPFL’s New Library Takes Pritzker Prize

Graceful, fluid building wins SANAA top architectural honor.

 

swissnex on the go

swissnex on the go

When we aren’t busy in our downtown San Francisco office, we’re active around the globe.

 

Rolling Out the Rolex Learning Center

Rolling Out the Rolex Learning Center

The Rolex Learning Center, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), opens on February 22, 2010.

 

Meeting of the (EPFL) Minds

Meeting of the (EPFL) Minds

Bay Area alumni treated to special pre event mixer with EPFL heavy hitters.

 

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Researchers from EPFL and MIT bring daylight to building bowels even on cloudy days.

 

Hands-on Science

Hands-on Science

Get a taste of our Feb 12, 2010, discussion on science centers.

 

Surrounded by "Amidst"

Surrounded by "Amidst"

Swiss artists Ursula Scherrer and Flo Kaufmann present video and sound installations at The Lab.

 

Gimme a U-Z-H!

Gimme a U-Z-H!

Local UZH alumni attend the first official mixer, co-organized by the UZH International Alumni Program.

 

Conversations with Devices—Audience Reactions

Conversations with Devices—Audience Reactions

Experts explore the future of voice communication with mobile devices.

 

2009 Highlights

2009 Highlights

As we look forward to another great year in 2010, here’s a look back at a few highlights from 2009.

 

The viruses within—and what keeps them there

The viruses within—and what keeps them there

EPFL biologists wake dormant viruses and uncover mechanism for survival.

 

Simon Says Stay in Touch with EPFL

Simon Says Stay in Touch with EPFL

Simon Lépine heads up the North American branch of EPFL-A3, the alumni organization for the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

 

Want to do research in Switzerland?

Want to do research in Switzerland?

ThinkSwiss offers 15 scholarships for U.S. students looking to do research at a university or research institute in Switzerland.

 

2009 Highlights

2009 Highlights

A look back at a few highlights from 2009.

 

Give Me More

Give Me More

Animations float across the pages of a timeless book...

 

Happy Birthday swissnex San Francisco

Happy Birthday swissnex San Francisco

swissnex San Francisco celebrated six very full years this November.

 

SVOX: A swissnex Success Story

SVOX: A swissnex Success Story

SVOX visited swissnex San Francisco to fill us in on the company’s success.

 

What is Innovation?

What is Innovation?

Nick de la Mare, creative director at frog design, on the future of business—innovating with a sustainability strategy.

 

Calling All Alumni

Calling All Alumni

University of Zurich (UZH) alum? Josias Planta wants to hear from you.

 

Matthieu Ricard Visits swissnex San Francisco

Matthieu Ricard Visits swissnex San Francisco

Bhuddist monk, translator to the Dalai Lama, founder of Karuna-Shechen.

 

swissnex Wins Green Biz Award

swissnex Wins Green Biz Award

swissnex recognized by SF Green Business Program.

 
 

© 2014 swissnex. All rights reserved. Sitemap | Contact Us | Privacy Policy