A global innovation hub: Science, tech, and diplomacy in Boston

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Crucial global topics are becoming increasingly dependent on the world’s rapidly changing scientific knowledge and technological capabilities: from global health to digital society, sustainability to development, and beyond. To tackle this growing complexity, countries increasingly seek to engage with international science and technology hubs like Boston, so as to accelerate their ability to innovate and spark collaborative efforts with other nations.

The event will take place at swissnex Boston on 25 June and will offer exclusive insight into how countries can activate their presence in Boston’s unique ecosystem to harness the benefits of this cradle of research and innovation and its bustling startup scene.

The event will feature the launch of a report on how diplomatic representations use their science and technology arms to conduct activities in the Boston ecosystem. The report was written by DiploFoundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with the objective of surveying the existing science and technology diplomatic scene in Boston, assessing its current modes of interaction, as well as being an inspiration for other countries to become active in this field.

For the agenda and to register, please visit the dedicated page.

In 2018, DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform, in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and swissnex San Francisco, launched the report The rise of TechPlomacy in the Bay Area. Read the online version, or download your copy. Read more about the event, hosted by swissnex.

[Update] The report Science & Diplomacy: How countries interact with the Boston innovation ecosystem is now available for download.

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