What

VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the National Thematic Network (NTN) active in immersive technologies and simulation of virtual environments (XR), motivates new start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to push ahead with innovative projects.

Together, we are a community: #swissXR.
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND encourages the Swiss economy to embrace XR by promoting R&D, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players. All sectors are welcome to embrace XR and bring it further.

Why

#swissXR, meet your Swiss peers and the world!
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND aims to facilitate the creation and implementation of immersive technologies to elicit and assure Swiss competitivity in the international arena.

How

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.

Who

Team

Christoffer Lund
Director

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.

Laetitia Bochud
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.

Christophe Merkle
Project Coordinator

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.

Board

Caecilia Charbonnier
President 

Founder, President, and Research Director at Artanim
co-Founder and co-CTO at Dreamscape Immersive

Toufann Chaudhuri
Secretary 

CTO at Green Motion SA

Tony Behnam
Treasurer 

CPG Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft

Max Rheiner
Member

Head of MA Interaction – Immersive Experiences, Head of Immersive Experience Lab at ZHdK, Zurich University of the Arts

CTO and Founder at Somniacs

Delphine Seitiee
Member

Ecosystem Development Manager at AlpICT

with the Knowledge and Technology Transfer support of Innosuisse, period 2017-2020

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