The Science & Technology Office Tokyo is part of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and the Swissnex, a key component of Swiss foreign policy to promote science, technology, innovation and higher education. The global network is run by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in close cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
The S&T Office Tokyo:
· supports Switzerland and Japan's connections in education, research and innovation by promoting the creation and enhancement of networks, partnerships and collaborations
· facilitates the exchange of students and professors and promotes Switzerland as a destination for higher education and scientific research
· connects Switzerland’s acclaimed research institutes and universities with industrial partners in Japan for international academia-industry collaboration
· brings Switzerland’s high-tech start-ups and university spin-offs to the attention of Japanese business and financial partners for international open innovation