Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Video: Swiss Design Accelerator in San Francisco



In January 2020, 5 Swiss design studios took part to the Swiss Design Accelerator in San Francisco.

This pilot project was initiated by Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco and Design Preis Schweiz.
After a preliminary coaching phase in Switzerland, the studios were offered a skill development and pitch training and matchmaking meetings.

Hear the impressions of two participant studios in the video released by swissnex:

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