In 2019 the swissnex Network ran over 340 activities and events throughout the world in conjunction with over 180 partner organizations. It also supported 58 Swiss start-ups to internationalize their business and promoted exchange between a range of players in different fields, which are of relevance to the Swiss education, research and innovation landscape, for example in space engineering. The swissnex Network’s 2019 annual report is published on the website www.annualreport.swissnex.org and marks the launch of the organization’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
The 2019 annual report looks back at the wide range of activities run by the swissnex Network, which comprises five swissnex locations and 21 Science Counselors in Swiss embassies on all continents. Their common aim is to promote international networking and to foster the commitment of Swiss institutions and individuals from the fields of education, research and innovation (ERI).
Activities included a virtual reality hackathon organized by swissnex Brazil, in which software developers and neuroscientists joined musicians and game designers to discover new worlds.
A number of locations addressed the subject of space travel, exploring, for example, the question of how space applications already contribute to a more sustainable future on Earth and how they can do so in future.