Swiss Design Accelerator

Swiss Design Accelerator
Year: 2020
Institution: Swissnex
Location: San Francisco, US

Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco and Design Preis Schweiz have partnered to implement this cultural program at the interface of art and technology. swissnex San Francisco is part of the global swissnex Network for international collaboration and facilitates Swiss artists promotion and cultural exchanges with the US West Coast.

With a solid understanding of both the Silicon Valley and Swiss innovation ecosystems, its mission is to connect people and ideas from Switzerland and the San Francisco Bay Area to foster exchange in research, education, innovation, and the arts.

swissnex San Francisco’s long-established network will enable participants to access key players relevant for the development of their entrepreneurial goals.

AATB was one of the five design studios that have been chosen to be part of the Swiss Design Accelerator in San Francisco! The selected designers were: AATB, WormUp , Carolien Niebling, Douma/Guittet and Robin Eberwein. They have been selected through an open call for this pilot program initiated between Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco and Design Preis Schweiz.

The designers flew to the West Coast of the USA in January 2020 for an accelerator program and received tailor-made coaching, skill development and matchmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area.