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Switzerland and the UK have a long-standing relationship with common political and economic values, which form the basis for successful cooperation in many fields. Our two countries share a number of strengths: both are world leaders in innovation, research and education, and home to international financial centres and world-leading cultural institutions. #WeAreSwitzerland is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom to forge new synergies between Switzerland and the UK across innovation, science, culture, economy and politics.We are innovative. We are creative. We are sustainable. We are committed. We are connected.We are Switzerland.

Intro

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January 2025

Switzerland and the UK have a long-standing relationship with common political and economic values, which form the basis for successful cooperation in many fields. Our two countries share a number of strengths: both are world leaders in innovation, research and education, and home to international financial centres and world-leading cultural institutions. #WeAreSwitzerland is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom to forge new synergies between Switzerland and the UK across innovation, science, culture, economy and politics.We are innovative. We are creative. We are sustainable. We are committed. We are connected.We are Switzerland.

The Swiss Fintech VENTURE LEADERS are 10 of the most promising Swiss Fintech startups, selected for a business development roadshow in London. From the 28th November to 2nd December, the Venture Leaders will be in town to meet investors, corporations, Fintech experts and UK entrepreneurs, as well as to explore the UK market.

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Connected

Swiss Fintech VENTURE LEADERS 2022

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October 2022

The Swiss Fintech VENTURE LEADERS are 10 of the most promising Swiss Fintech startups, selected for a business development roadshow in London. From the 28th November to 2nd December, the Venture Leaders will be in town to meet investors, corporations, Fintech experts and UK entrepreneurs, as well as to explore the UK market.

On 18 October 2022, Ambassador Leitner was invited by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone and the Swiss Society at St Andrews University to deliver an address on the topic of Swiss science, research and innovation policy. Below you'll find the full text of his speech - "A Small Country with Big Ideas: Science, Innovation and Skills as Drivers of Switzerland’s Economic Success".

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Committed
Connected

A Small Country with Big Ideas - Ambassador Leitner's Speech at the University of St Andrews

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October 2022

On 18 October 2022, Ambassador Leitner was invited by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Sally Mapstone and the Swiss Society at St Andrews University to deliver an address on the topic of Swiss science, research and innovation policy. Below you'll find the full text of his speech - "A Small Country with Big Ideas: Science, Innovation and Skills as Drivers of Switzerland’s Economic Success".

The 6th annual Cyber Symposium 2022 was organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in London, the Defence Attaché Office and the Swiss Business Hub UK+Ireland.

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The 6th annual Cyber Symposium 2022

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October 2022

The 6th annual Cyber Symposium 2022 was organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in London, the Defence Attaché Office and the Swiss Business Hub UK+Ireland.

As part of the #WeAreSwitzerland tour of the UK, the Embassy, in co-operation with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC), visited Manchester to highlight Switzerland’s strong economic footprint in the Northern Powerhouse.

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Switzerland’s Footprint in the Northern Powerhouse

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August 2022

As part of the #WeAreSwitzerland tour of the UK, the Embassy, in co-operation with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC), visited Manchester to highlight Switzerland’s strong economic footprint in the Northern Powerhouse.

Swiss Selection Edinburgh by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer: solo performer Lea Whitcher, duo Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov and performance company Pintozor brought an eclectic mix of multi-disciplinary work to the Festival from 3 to 27 August 2022.

Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Creative

Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2022

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July 2022

Swiss Selection Edinburgh by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer: solo performer Lea Whitcher, duo Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov and performance company Pintozor brought an eclectic mix of multi-disciplinary work to the Festival from 3 to 27 August 2022.

With poets visiting from Switzerland and based in the UK, this event brought ‘Typoetry: Rethink-Rebuild’ to an inspiring close. This event was part of Newham Word Festival (4-17 July 2022).‍

Creative

Discover the performances of Typoetry's closing event

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July 2022

With poets visiting from Switzerland and based in the UK, this event brought ‘Typoetry: Rethink-Rebuild’ to an inspiring close. This event was part of Newham Word Festival (4-17 July 2022).‍