Who's who

Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator - GESDA

Labour, Economic Affairs, Trade, Science, Telecom
c/o Fondation Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
1202 Geneva
+41 58 201 02 61

The Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) is a joint initiative by the Swiss Federal Council and the Canton and City of Geneva. GESDA’s ambition is to anticipate cutting-edge science and technology and translate them into effective tools for humanity.

In order to achieve this, GESDA will:    

  • Build new bridges between the scientific and policy communities;
  • Identify laboratories around the world working at the frontiers of science;        
  • Map cutting-edge scientific initiatives that have the potential to address new global challenges;
  • Anticipate their potential to help address existing and emerging challenges;        
  • Build consensus among relevant public and private stakeholders;
  • Develop exploratory initiatives and projects aimed at improving well-being by addressing emerging challenges of our time;        
  • Define governance to translate next-generation technologies into early-stage applications;        
  • Establish public-private impact funds to assist in the implementation of large-scale projects.