About us

"Connecting Silicon Alley with Swiss science, education and innovation"

Established as a satellite office of swissnex Boston in Manhattan, swissnex in New York pursues the overall mission of connecting the dots between Switzerland and North America in science, education and innovation, with a focus on the Greater New York City area

With the wealth of the experience of swissnex Boston - who pioneered science diplomacy in the early 2000's - swissnex in New York aims at leveraging the multiple dimensions of the fast growing ecosystem of the Silicon Alley to diversify its services to Swiss innovation practitioners on the American East Coast.

Fully integrated in the structure of swissnex Boston, we act as a platform for exchange of knowledge and expertise with an initial focus on technology entrepreneurship and higher education, through our partnership with ETH Board and CTI, the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation.

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Meet the Team


Oliver Haugen

Head, swissnex in New York


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Dorian Burkhalter

Junior Project Manager


swissnex in New York is run by NY-based Oliver Haugen and Jr. Project Manager Dorian Burkhalter, and overseen by swissnex Boston CEO Christian Simm.

We also collaborate closely with Swiss partner institutions in New York City - especially the Consulate General of Switzerland - around public diplomacy initiatives enhancing the Swiss excellence in science, research and innovation.