Call for projects for Swissnex @ the Swiss Pavilion, Expo 2025 Osaka

SWISSNEX AT THE SWISS PAVILION

From April to October 2025, the world will convene at the Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan, to explore its theme “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”

Presence Switzerland and Swissnex have formed a strategic partnership to showcase Swiss innovation at the Pavilion. The goal is to enhance Switzerland’s positive visibility and credibility of the Education, Research, and Innovation (ERI) sector and connect Swiss ERI stakeholders with global experts and peers. The Pavilion will leverage Japan’s pivotal role in ERI, offering Swiss project partners a platform to establish regional connections and gain lasting visibility beyond Expo 2025.

 

To this end, Swissnex and Presence Switzerland are calling for submissions of activities that can be presented within the Swiss Pavilion’s Event Programm.

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SWISS PAVILION

With an interactive experience guiding visitors through 4 Spheres and a versatile event programme, the Swiss Pavilion at the Expo 2025 in Osaka will present Switzerland as a leader in collaborative innovation, contributing to future societies, particularly in the fields of:

  • Augmented Human – robotics, AI, AR/VR & more
  • Life – life sciences, education, health, nutrition & more
  • Planet – energy, environment and climate, resilience & more
Find out more about the Swiss Pavilion

CALL FOR PROJECTS

SCOPE

The Swiss Pavilion will feature a rich events program and Swissnex Exhibition.
With this call for projects, Swissnex offers you the opportunity to become part of Expo 2025 Osaka with your ERI project.

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SUBMISSION FOR THE ERI EXHIBIT - *CLOSED*

Swissnex aims to collaborate with Swiss Education, Research, and Innovation stakeholders to develop an exhibit highlighting Swiss excellence in ERI.
Located in Sphere 3 of the Swiss Pavilion, the Swissnex exhibition is at the centre of the overall visitor flow and targets a broad audience. For two months each, Swissnex will present three exciting thematic exhibitions exploring broadly one of the Pavilion’s central themes: Augmented Human, Life, and Planet.
*** new project submissions for the exhibition space can no longer be considered ***

SUBMIT A PROJECT FOR THE ERI EVENT PROGRAM

Swissnex aims to collaborate with Swiss ERI stakeholders to develop a dynamic program of events and activities throughout Expo 2025. The program will thematically align with the eight official Osaka Expo 2025 theme weeks (listed as "Sub Themes" in the application form) and can include any fitting format. Whether you envision workshops, thematic conferences, networking events, demos, lectures, pitching sessions, or something else, Swissnex welcomes your ideas! Activities can be public or private, specialized or more general, small or large-scale. They can be held in the Swiss Pavilion’s event space, partner locations like the Swissnex in Japan event & exhibition space in downtown Osaka, or even the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo.

Official Expo 2025 Theme Weeks
Official Expo 2025 Theme Weeks

SUBMIT AN OUT-OF-THE-BOX PROJECT

Do you have an idea for showcasing your project in a way that goes beyond an exhibition or event? Please submit your out-of-the-box project and spark our imagination!

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

To submit your project, please follow the link below and answer some questions about your project idea.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE

OPPORTUNITIES & CONDITIONS

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

  • Gain international traction, visibility and credibility.
  • Connect with respective academic, political, economic, and/or cultural stakeholders in Japan and beyond.
  • Tap into the Swissnex network in Japan and beyond.
  • Discover other Swissnex locations and Swiss Embassies in the region and potentially replicate your content physically or virtually.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR EXHIBITS, PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES OR INSTALLATIONS WHICH:

  • Showcase Swiss excellence in Education, Research and Innovation.
  • Highlight Switzerland’s position as a leader in innovation.
  • Communicate Switzerland’s positive role in creating a constructive future.
  • Engage audiences in surprising, fun, interactive or thought-provoking ways.
  • Look to connect / already have a connection with Japan.

 

COSTS

  • There is no direct participation fee. Financing is based on in-kind contributions from the project submitter (i.e.: providing exhibit objects, specialists, experts, technology, activities, etc.).
  • Swissnex and the Swiss Pavilion cover integration costs into the Swissnex exhibitions and event program.
  • If a higher degree of visibility or hospitality options are desired, sponsoring opportunities can be discussed with Presence Switzerland.

NEXT STEPS

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    The first submission period ended in July. However, opportunities to collaborate are still likely to open up. Please communicate your interest by submitting more information via the form below.

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    Projects can be early-stage (but not only); we are happy to look at ideas that can still be developed, adapted, and finished for the Expo.

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    We will screen the project proposals by early August and contact you with questions, feedback, or other requests.

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    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch (see contact details below).

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE

Contact

Get in touch with our team at Swissnex at the Swiss Pavilion!

Malenchini Michaela

Project Manager