Students from ConnectUS tour NYC, where “innovation is the new black”

By Elena Bizon, Jr. Project Manager

During the week of April 18, the swissnex New York office had the pleasure of setting up a learning tour of the city’s innovation ecosystem for ConnectUS, a project led by students from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). The organization seeks to broaden the students’ business and intercultural understanding by linking theory with real-world experience.

ConnectUS with the teams of the Swiss Consulate and swissnex New York. 

ConnectUS with the teams of the Swiss Consulate and swissnex New York. 

The group had the opportunity to visit Brooklyn Grange, a leader in the intensive green roofing business in the US. Located on two roofs at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, the company operates one of the world’s largest rooftop soil farms. The students also received a warm welcome from the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, where Ambassador André Schaller gave a wide-ranging and candid overview on the Swiss-US partnership. Finally, they finished their learning tour with a captivating visit of Livestream, the video live streaming platform company. The visit capped an exciting journey to the US, which also included stops in San Francisco and Boston.

Read more on the ConnectUS blog here!