The UK Science and Innovation Network promotes and facilitates international collaboration in research and innovation.

Science and Innovation is at the heart of the UK government’s strategy for promoting sustainable economic growth. Science helps deliver robust policies, grows our economy and ensures we are prepared for and respond to global challenges and emergencies. The UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) creates strategic relationships to collaborate and harness the value of science and innovation discoveries, policies and investment overseas, leading to mutual UK and host-country benefits.

Similarly to Swissnex (the Swiss network for the SERI managed by FDFA), SIN is co-funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. There are around 110 SIN officers based in embassies or consulates in 40 countries around the world.

For an introductory brief which covers the local Science and Innovation landscape, UK priorities and successes in Switzerland, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot.

SIN in Switzerland

SIN Services

Research Collaboration

SIN runs activities to facilitate research collaboration between UK and Swiss universities, research institutions and public-private sector counterparts; jointly exploring access to national or European funding opportunities and leveraging resources.

Innovation Collaboration

SIN can help UK research performing companies strengthen their capacity to innovate, by facilitating R&D partnership meetings and organising visits to benchmark or access Swiss knowledge and technologies.

Research and Innovation Inward Investment

SIN promotes the UK as the best place to do science and technology, encouraging Swiss companies and research organisations to meet or discover the UK’s unique research facilities and innovation centers.

Policy Dialogues

SIN encourages dialogue on Education, Research and Innovation between Swiss and UK policy makers and key players, looking at best practice in emerging science and technology, removing barriers to adoption and creating the right framework for innovation.

Contact details for SIN Switzerland

Twitter @UKEmbassyBerne

Contact us

UK Science & Innovation Network in Switzerland

British Embassy
Thunstrasse 50


+41 (0)31 359 7700

Corporate information