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The innovation promotion agency of Brazil (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial – EMBRAPII) - with the support of ApexBrasil and the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) - is announcing the 5th edition of the TechMakers Brazil-Switzerland joint call 2024. Apply until 30 September 2024!
Swissnex joined ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich to host the Amazônia and beyond event at the House of Switzerland in the WEF Annual Meeting in January 2024. Learn more and watch the full video!
Apply now and discover how your startup can be the game-changer for sustainable and efficient solutions in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
Take a look at our 2023 through the eyes of our CEO. Malin shares her insights on successful and some unexpected achievements during an “essential year for generative AI but a pivotal one for Swissnex in Brazil”. Read in full here!
Swissnex in Brazil, in partnership with the Leading House for the Latin American Region from the University of St.Gallen, is pleased to present the Future of Food Bootcamp RESEARCHER GRANT!
Where the tech world meets - swisstech Pavilion @ Web Summit Rio (15-18 April, 2024)
In 2023, Swissnex in Brazil welcomed two professors through the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) Mobility Program with the Swissnex Network: Anna Wiedemann and Cathérine Hartmann. Get to know more and apply for 2024!
Letícia Vargas, co-founder of Rede Brasil-Suíça, shares more about the importance of the Network, why to host the 1st Conference Brazil-Switzerland, and the different strategies used to strengthen the connection between the two countries.
We welcomed Cathérine Hartmann two weeks ago at our Swissnex office in São Paulo. On behalf of ZHAW, she is in Brazil to deepen her research, focusing on behavior change for sustainable development. Read the interview in full to learn more about her views on challenges and opportunities in Brazil.
Get to know the spin-off startup from the University of Bern, Santella, in their Market Validation Camp in Brazil.
On October 19, 2023, Swiss Alumni from all over Brazil gathered in the city of São Paulo to celebrate and strengthen the connection between both countries. It was an incredible evening marked by an exchange of knowledge and networking, bringing out the best of Swiss hospitality and Brazilian warmth.
Call closed for startups! The Bootcamp Future of Food 2024 will also welcome Swiss Researchers and Food Specialists, check out the open call!
VET NextStep is a worldwide internship program for graduates of the Swiss Vocational Baccalaureate. Now, through a partnership between Swissnex in Brazil and the Cantons of Vaud and Zurich, the VET NextStep will offer internship opportunities in Brazil, bringing graduates to local companies and institutions.
Simone and Diogo are joining our team as part of their international internship. Get to know our new team members and learn why they choose Brazil for this adventure!
Last week we welcomed Dr. Anna Wiedemann at our Swissnex office in Rio de Janeiro. On behalf of ZHAW, she will research in Brazil in Business Information Systems, focusing on DevOps teams, general project management topics, and qualitative research methods.
Learn more about Brazil’s Growing Clean Tech Sector and why it is becoming the go-to spot for startups.
Get to know the Official Visit of Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, accompanied by the State Secretary Martina Hirayama, State Secretary Helene Budliger, and a remarkable Business, Science, and Innovation Delegation.
Just one week to go before the closing ceremony of the very first edition of the Swiss Sustainability Award. Six startups are still in the running, vying for the title of winner of the Innovation Challenge. Discover the finalists, their innovative solutions and how they can contribute to waste reduction in Brazil!
Brazil, which has been participating in international Olympics for over 20 years, standing out more and more, finds in the 55th International Chemistry Olympiad in Switzerland an opportunity to reveal new talents in the field. In 2023, the delegation will have two mentor teachers and four students.
Our Deputy CEO, Bianca Campos, shares more about the Innovation highlights in the first semester 2023. Between the Academia-Industry Training, the Swisstech Pavilion at the Web Summit, and the Internationalization Camps, Swissnex collaborated with more than 20 startups, always “connecting the dots that probably would not connect organically”. Read in full here.
The Fungi Cosmology project had its first phase in the Amazon forest in March 2023. While waiting for the next step in Patagônia 2024, we can rejoice in our memories by sharing our video, photos, and podcast made exclusively for this transdisciplinary project with artists, scientists, and curators from Brazil, Switzerland, and Chile.
The first Web Summit outside of Europe took place in Rio de Janeiro, from 1 to 4 May 2023. The Swissnex team mobilized to give the 11 participating Swiss startups an unforgettable experience and position Switzerland as an innovation destination at one of the world’s most important tech conferences.
The Study in Europe Roadshow happened from 20 April to 4 May in different cities around Brazil, welcoming 4097 students. The Swissnex team was there to present the opportunities to study in Switzerland, the most innovative country in the world.
Rio welcomes the Web Summit on 1-4 May with 15k tech enthusiasts. Swissnex in Brazil will represent the Swiss innovation ecosystem through the swisstech Pavilion, bringing Swiss startups to showcase their solutions, connect with potential partners and enjoy the unprecedented opportunity to be in the same room as big Brazilian companies and major investors.
After two weeks of intensive learning and connecting the Amazon forest and São Paulo city, the Fungi Cosmology research program came to an end. Our Arts & Science Program Manager, Gabriela Devaud, shared the life-changing experience through her perspective while accompanying the transdisciplinary group of artists, scientists, and curators from Brazil, Chile, and Switzerland.
The Innovation Challenge is open for Swiss and Brazilian startups interested in contributing to a cleaner tomorrow.
The innovation promotion agency of Brazil (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial – EMBRAPII) - with the support of ApexBrasil and the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) - is announcing the 4th edition of the TechMakers Brazil-Switzerland joint call 2023. Apply until June 2023!
Where the tech world meets - Swisstech Pavilion @ Web Summit Rio 2023 (May 1 - May 4, 2023)
New Open Call for the Bootcamp Future of Food 2024!
How fungi can teach us new ways to live in the world - a transdisciplinary research program by a group of artists, scientists, and curators from Brazil, Chile, and Switzerland.
2023 promises to be a year of many startups coming to Brazil. Startups of all kinds of technology and background with one thing in common: the will to enter the Brazilian market.
Incentivizing entrepreneurship, international collaboration, and thinking beyond borders was the driver of the Academia-Industry Training 9th Cycle Camp Brazil last November.
The CEO of Swissnex in Brazil, Malin Borg, talks about the surprises of 2022 and why Swissnex has a role to play in strengthening collaboration around the future of food and biodiversity
The Swissnex in Brazil team achieved the record of Swiss startups supported in 2022, with 24 startups coming to different cities of Brazil for training and Programs organized by Swissnex.
Art & Science Program Managers from Swissnex offices worldwide joined in Switzerland last September for the Art & Science Roadshow.
After eleven years, Rodrigo returned to Brazil through the Innosuisse Camp to validate the market and strengthen partnerships for the next phases of his startup Comphya.
The Swiss FoodTech Ecosystem is relevant and could contribute to achieving a sustainable and innovative food chain. Providing solutions from regenerative agriculture to food delivery and waste, Switzerland not only ranks under the Top 10 FoodTech Startups rankings worldwide but casts many positions in these lists.
After years of the pandemic, much work was done only through digital platforms and meeting people through the camera. It is finally time for us to grow our team in Rio and São Paulo. We welcomed Marysol Schelbert and Camila Schmalz as our new Junior Project Managers in September. Get to know them a little bit more below.
These are the Brazilian and Swiss sciencepreneurs participating in the 9th cycle of the Academia-Industry Training (AIT). Learn more about them and their innovative projects!
Two weeks of delving into one of the World's Heritage regions brought new connections and research advances for ZHAW students at the first Pantanal Science Camp.
From the 2nd to the 15th of August 2022, Swissnex in Brazil hosted the "Social Innovation Summer School" in Rio de Janeiro and welcomed 11 students from the University of Lausanne (UNIL). They met with innovative organizations and solutions that tackle social inequalities.
The NGO Escolhares is building partnerships with Swiss and Brazilian institutions in order to collaborate with research and innovation activities that are aligned with its mission, to bring visual health to schoolchildren in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
2022 and an intense first semester for the Swiss Startups' internationalization in Brazil
FoodTech HUB Latam and EIT Food, sponsored by BRF Hub, Bühler, and Givaudan, and supported by ABIA, launched the FOOD PROTEIN CHALLENGE - now open for registration
Food Tech Hub Latam Br and Bayer’s Life Hub launched the II FOOD LOSS CHALLENGE for startups with initiatives in the food loss and waste chain aligned with Sustainable Development Goals
The programme, which premiered in Zurich in early 2020, offers wide-ranging insights into current and traditional Swiss video art in dialogue with Brazilian artists.
Are you a startup with an innovative solution in the field of network discovery or the security of IoT devices? Apply by August 31, 2022.
What can the city learn from the forest? What urban politics can we practice from the perspective of the forest? To answer these questions and stimulate new reflections around the theme, under the view of arts and science, Swissnex in Brazil, Goethe-Institut, Museum of Tomorrow, and Pro Helvetia South America organized the Residency Program in Art-Science: City as Forest.
Pablo Balbuena explains MapTiler’s technology and business plans during the market entry camp in Brazil
Experience a unique accelerator program and build your network across Brazil and Switzerland. Applications are open until 10 June 2022.
On 5 April 2022, we reopened our rooftop in Rio de Janeiro to reconnect with partners and friends of Swissnex in Brazil and exchange on our projects and network. A special night to re-ignite collaborations!
The participants of the City as Forest residency program have been selected. The program will held between 16 May and 4 June 2022, in its first edition, by the Goethe-Institut in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Tomorrow, Swissnex in Brazil and Pro Helvetia South America.
On 3 June 2021 Swissnex in Brazil and the Science and Technology Office of the Swiss Embassy in Seoul, organized an Independent Dialogue within the United Nations Food Systems Summit to discuss sustainable food systems and share experiences on how to tackle some of its challenges. The article is now available for download.
The program offers an immersion for research and experimentation, meant for artists scientists interested in developing their work in the urban environment of Rio de Janeiro. The program will held between 16 May and 4 June 2022, in its first edition, by the Goethe-Institut in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Tomorrow, Swissnex in Brazil and Pro Helvetia South America.
After spending five years in Switzerland, Malin Borg has returned to Rio de Janeiro as the CEO of Swissnex in Brazil. Read her interview to learn more about her experience and perspectives for the future.
Pietro Lazzari, Swiss Ambassador to Brazil, visited Fiocruz in Rio de Janeiro on 7 December 2021. His delegation included Pedro Capra, Academic Relations Manager at Swissnex in Brazil and Bernhard Furger, Swiss Consul in Rio de Janeiro.
Learn more about this initiative connecting arts and sciences with the residency organized by Silo between 22 August and 12 September 2021. The "Resilience: Artist in Residence" program brought together artists and scientists in a rural setting in the Serrinha do Alambari.
These are the Brazilian and Swiss scientrepreneurs who will participate in the 8th edition of the AIT. Learn more about them and their innovative projects!
On 4 March 2021, Swissnex in Brazil hosted a webinar discussing the importance of urban planning and architecture in health and mobility with experts and researchers from EPFL, WHO and USP. Read the article written by our speakers or watch the webinar again here.
Switzerland’s global education, research and innovation network rebrands and launches a global website in collaboration with long standing partner Yves Béhar, Founder and Principal Designer, and his team at Fuseproject to reflect the future of international collaboration in an age of digital acceleration.
Created to bring innovative products to the market, our Academia-Industry Training (AIT) is open for admission.
Aproveite este financiamento da EMBRAPII / Innosuisse e agregue valor de cooperação internacional ao seu potencial de mercado
The Swissnex Network celebrates its 20th anniversary!
A "tell" format collaborative debate between experts
A program created to inspire the world's next generation of leaders
Article written by Tainá de Paula, architect and urban planner, urban struggles activist, specialist in Cultural Heritage. Tainá was a panelist on the “Urban Living and Covid-19: Impacts on Architecture and the Future of Cities” webinar and shares below further insights about the topic with the swissnex community. Enjoy the reading!