Driving change today, for tomorrow

We connect the dots between Switzerland and India in education, research and innovation because we’re passionate about driving change today, for tomorrow.


swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots 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. We thereby contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world leading innovation hotspot. The swissnex network has presence in Boston, San Francisco, Brazil, China and India.

In India, we are located in the heart of Bangalore city, a thriving metropolis and the leading hub of academia and innovation in the country.

Our Value Chain


As enablers of exchange in education, research and innovation between Switzerland and India, we:

Bring context by helping you understand and navigate the Swiss and Indian academic and innovation landscapes, prepare you for your journey, and identify potential partners together.

Connect you to relevant people and institutions, coach you for successful interactions and facilitate follow-ups.

Catalyse collaborations by facilitating conversations and support the take-off.

Create visibility to highlight opportunities, bring awareness and encourage further engagement and conversations.


swissnex Global Network mission

The swissnex Network collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners related to international research and innovation, supporting them in their outreach and active engagement in the global exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. These primarily include:

  • Higher education and research institutions
  • Governmental and publicly funded institutions
  • Startups and innovation driven companies
  • Non-governmental, non-profit organizations
  • Creative industries linked to education, research, or innovation

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 activities of the swissnex Network are based on a collaborative approach, relying on public and private partnerships and funding.