Science & Technology Office Tokyo


The Science and Technology Office’s mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo is to support the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in Switzerland in the implementation of its strategy at an international level.

Our main tasks are

  • • Analysis of and reporting on science & technology, higher education and innovation in Japan
  • • Bilateral relations: Cooperation with Switzerland
  • • Promotion of Swiss Science & Technology, Higher Education and Innovation

The Science & Technology Office Tokyo is an integral part of the Swissnex network, which is a key component of Swiss foreign policy to promote science, technology, innovation and higher education. 


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Latest news from Japan

Swiss universities drew a lot of interest at study abroad fairs this spring

As in every year, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo represented all Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences at various study abroad fairs held at Japanese universities this spring. The fairs offer an excellent opportunity to strengthen the exchange … Continue reading

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Latest news from Switzerland

ETH Zurich spinoff Climeworks opens world’s first commercial facility extracting CO2 from air

In a world’s first, Climeworks, a spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) opened their plant, capturing CO2 directly from the air. The Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant in Hinwil (Zurich, Switzerland) can filter 900 tonnes … Continue reading

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Latest news on startups

New Japanese corporate accelerator open to global startups

The startup Creww (yes, with two “w”) stands at the center of one of the largest startup communities in Japan and hosts an open innovation platform that connects Japanese companies with international startups. The ideal startups are those focused on marketing … Continue reading

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