VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, the official Network for Extended Realities

> promotes immersive technologies and simulation of virtual environments (XR), their developments and implementation
> encourages research-based innovation projects, dialogue and knowledge exchange between academic and industrial players across all economic sectors
> gathers minds and creates links to foster ideas via its nation-wide professional network
> facilitates the genesis of projects and their applications to Innosuisse for funding opportunities
> represents the #swissXR community, in Switzerland and abroad


#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.


As a National Thematic Network supported by Innosuisse - the Swiss Innovation Agency, VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND motivates start-ups, SMEs, and thriving companies to adopt innovative AR/MR/VR projects.

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.



Christoffer Lund

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 Manager

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, Mixed & 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
Technological Advisor

Lecturer in XR at the HSLU, freelancer in immersive art works, he is the mastermind behind our Tech Watch. He also worked on a research project called “Storytelling in 360°” and has already created numerous VR Experiences.  Christophe is also helping VS members develop their own through curiosity & collaboration.


Caecilia Charbonnier

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

Toufann Chaudhuri

CTO at Green Motion SA

Tony Behnam

CPG Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft

Max Rheiner

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

Ecosystem Development Manager at AlpICT

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


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