VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the National Thematic Network (NTN) active in Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation, motivates new start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to push ahead with innovative projects.
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND encourages the Swiss economy to embrace progress by promoting R&D, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players. All sectors are welcome to embrace XR and bring it further. There are no boundaries to what is possible!
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND aims to facilitate the creation and implementation of immersive technologies to elicit and assure Swiss competitivity in the international arena.
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND fosters research-based innovation, technological transfer and synergies among our members and the Swiss XR ecosystem.
In this process, it is supported by Innosuisse - the Swiss Innovation Agency.
Concretely, INNOSUISSE supports science-based innovation projects carried out by companies – particularly SMEs – working with public-sector research partners. It helps with two types of funding:
– Innovation cheque to assess an idea’s feasibility
– Innovation projects to help fund innovations carried out by companies / private or public organisations in cooperation with research institutions.
With over 35 years of experience as a finance director /
VP in big and international structures, Christoffer now runs
this association just like a start-up, which requires versatility and curiosity, as well as pragmatism and a keen enthusiasm for new technologies.
Network Development & Communication
Before joining the tech scene, Laetitia has spent the 10 past years in the marketing & communication field, after a start as a freelance journalist. As an XR evangelist, she has been developing the association’s network, its branding and event’s program, and has been fostering synergies in the Augmented & Virtual Realities’ realm. An enthusiast, proficient in project management, she is set to help Switzerland become an essential on the techy world map.
He worked in a research project called storytelling in 360° and has created numerous VR Experiences. Christophe is looking for new ways of creating interesting content for XR and is helping the members to create their own through curiosity & collaboration
Founder, President, and Research Director at Artanim
co-Founder and co-CTO at Dreamscape Immersive
CTO at Green Motion SA
CPG Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft
Head of MA Interaction – Immersive Experiences, Head of Immersive Experience Lab at ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts
CTO and Founder at Somniacs
Ecosystem Development Manager at AlpICT
with the Knowledge and Technology Transfer support of Innosuisse, period 2017-2020