swissnex Lab

swissnex Lab

As part of the Swiss Pavilion, the swissnex Lab is dedicated to thematic immersion and networking, in order to facilitate bilateral cooperation and academic exchange between Switzerland and Kazakhstan. Equally, it allows visitors to conduct experiments and slip into the shoes of an energy scientist.

swissnexLab Astana

The public will be able to interact and engage with exciting innovative scientific techniques and devices developed in Switzerland. Among other things, visitors have the opportunity to design, build and take home their own solar lamp made from upcycled PET bottles. Through workshops and conferences, they get acquainted with the best Swiss Future Energy projects and meet the Swiss researches and entrepreneurs working at the forefront of Switzerland’s transition towards sustainable energy sources.

Furthermore, the swissnex Lab connects experts from Switzerland and Kazakhstan in the field of energy-related topics, including higher education institutions, university spin-offs, start-ups and innovative industry partners. For example, delegations of Swiss researchers exchange ideas with their peers form several other countries, host roundtable discussions and run joint seminars for local students. All our activities aim to build lasting partnerships and connections between universities and individual researchers.

The swissnex Lab is looking forward to welcoming you to its activities at the Swiss Pavilion. For questions, comments and ideas, please get in touch with us!: swissnex@swisspavilion.org


What is the swissnex Network?

Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Its mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of its partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.

It is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

The five swissnex locations and their outposts are established in the world’s most innovative hubs, like San Francisco, Boston, Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro or Shanghai. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices and Counsellors based in Swiss Embassies, they contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot.

The activities of the swissnex Network are based on a collaborative approach, relying on public and private partnerships and funding.