Bringing Swiss Innovation to Brooklyn's Northside Festival

Heidi meets high-tech in Brooklyn this summer, as we are showcasing Switzerland's innovative industries at Brooklyn's Northside Festival through a partnership with our colleagues of the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Swiss Business Hub USA.

At this year's edition of the Northside Festival's Innovation Expo we'll be present with a booth and host a pitchfest together with Belgium and the Netherlands. Come see us on June 11th and June 12th, we've got plenty of Swiss made innovation to awe you with! 

The Switzerland booth will feature interactive experiences such as a flight simulation on Birdly, the virtual reality experience of flying through the air like a bird created by students at Zurich University of the Arts, which is currently on view in New York at the Museum of the Moving Image until June 8.  Learn about the Swiss endeavor Solar Impulse -- the first solar aircraft to fly around the world without fuel -- led by Swiss adventurers and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, which will land in New York this summer. Take a tour of Switzerland through the beautiful Swiss aerial landscape images captured by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, brought to the screen courtesy of Switzerland Tourism.

A selection of Swiss startups will be present during a pitch-fest with other countries including Belgium and the Netherlands. Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka Swiss Miss, will give opening remarks to kick-off the Innovation festival at large. Pascal Kaufmann, A.I. researcher and neuroscientist-turned-entreprenuer from Zurich will join a panel on the future of artificial minds. Stay connected for updates on our Northside Festival Events!