Boston International is excited to continue its Chat with the Consulate series on January 20th with Dr. Felix Moesner at swissnex Boston. swissnex Boston is an initiative of Switzerland’s Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs. It functions both as the Consulate of Switzerland in Boston and as a public-private venture that brings together science and technology counselors around the world to expand education, research and innovation on behalf of Switzerland. Dr. Felix Moesner acts as the CEO and Consul of swissnex Boston, the Consulate of Switzerland. He will speak about swissnex’s role as the first science consulate. He, along with his colleague Niccolo Iorno, Project Leader for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, will also elaborate on swissnex Boston’s efforts to provide support for start-up companies, specifically in assisting individual start-ups when it comes to internationalization.
Date: January 20th, 2015
Location: swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Felix Moesner is the CEO and Consul of swissnex Boston, the Consulate of Switzerland. Established as the world’s first “science consulate” in 2000, swissnex Boston is part of a global network of five knowledge outposts including San Francisco (2003), Singapore (2004), China (2007), India (2009) and Brazil (2013). The New York Outpost (2013) was established as part of swissnex Boston. The mission of swissnex Boston is to promote knowledge exchanges between Switzerland and North America in higher education, technology, innovation, science and the arts.
Formerly, Felix Moesner was the head of the Science and Technology Office at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo promoting Swiss Science, Technology and Education in Japan and interfacing between Swiss and Japanese governments, universities, R&D institutions and companies. Since 2005, he has also the presidency of the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle, comprising of 80+ diplomatic missions and affiliates in Tokyo. Several awards and grants underline his proactive commitments. Special interests include high-tech fields in Japan, business management as well as European and Japanese culture.
Stay up to date on swissnex Boston and Dr. Moesner’s work at: http://www.swissnexboston.org/ or follow them on Twitter @swissnexBoston.
ABOUT THE CHAT WITH THE CONSULATE SERIES:
In addition to our intellectual speaker events, Boston International hosts events that are social and cultural in nature. Our Chat with the Consulate series allows Boston International members the opportunity to socialize and network, while also engaging with consuls in the Boston area on a range of exciting international topics.