The UK Swiss Innovation Forum is taking place on 29 June at the main campus of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel. The Forum's objective is to identify barriers to and opportunities for closer collaboration between UK and Swiss Life Sciences innovation ecosystems and communities.
On 28 June 2023, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland hosted the second Swiss-Welsh Life Science Dialogue at Cardiff Castle to encourage further collaborations between Switzerland and Wales in the Life Science sector.
The Embassy of Switzerland in the UK hosted a symposium and panel discussion on the topic of "Engineering Life: State of the Art and Ethical Challenges" on Tuesday 20 June 2023 in London.
The Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Geneva, hosted a well attended two day workshop from 1 June until 2 June 2023. The event was opended with a welcome address by Deputy Ambassador Chantal Moser.
On 15 November 2022, Ambassador Leitner was invited by the Oxford International Relations Society to deliver an address at Lincoln College, Oxford on how research, innovation and sustainability shape the role Switzerland plays on the global stage. Below you'll find the full text of his speech.
On 10 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and UK Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, George Freeman, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London on cooperation in research and innovation.
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".
Throughout the month of June, the Swiss Embassy is touring the UK, with events and meetings held in Cambridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Belfast, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford to highlight the many links between Switzerland and the UK.