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For over 10 years swissnex San Francisco has been connecting the dots between Switzerland and North America in science, education, art, and innovation.

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A topic focused entrepreneurial idea award and incubation program, designed to enable early stage entrepreneurs to realize their innovations for a sustainable world.

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An innovation lab. A business incubator.
A professional membership community.
Located in buzzing Zürich West. 350+ members and growing.

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With support from our partners


With the reliable collection and processing of data, as well as its solutions for decentralized control of micro grids, Swisscom partners up with energy providers and distribution system operators, so they are free to focus on their core business.

Smart measurement and control enables distribution system operators to guarantee security of supply and grid stability in the future. With the new Swisscom Smart Grid Meter and modular processing platform, Swisscom accompanies energy providers with the digitization of their business processes, on the road to liberalization.

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Climate-KIC, is a world-class network focused on meeting the global challenge of climate change. Our core purpose is to create opportunities for innovators to shape the world’s next economy. We create new partnerships to integrate research, business and technology to transform innovative ideas into new products, services and jobs.

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Gebert Rüf Foundation is committed to providing project-related start-up financing and to funding projects with seminal or keystone potential; i.e. initiatives which can be a critical factor triggering broader impact.

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Training partners

Switzerland Global Enterprise works all over the world to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location. Our role as a center of excellence for internationalisation is to foster exports, imports and investments, to help clients develop new potential for their international businesses and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. We are a strong and trusted partner for our clients, the cantons and the Swiss government, with a global network of experienced advisers and experts.

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The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the ZHAW School of Management and Law provides entrepreneurial coaching and training across a range of topics (from energy to media) and formats (from 1-day corporate innovation bootcamps to 12-week start-up training courses).

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Network Partners

Industry Partners