About the International Swiss Talent Forum

The International Swiss Talent Forum (ISTF) is a politically independent think-tank for young adults (18 to 22 years) who are interested in and committed to addressing the universal and long-term challenges of our time. It was launched by the foundation Swiss Youth in Science in 2009 and brings talented young people to Switzerland from all over the world. Through discussion and debate the ISTF combines the motivation of youth with the wisdom of experienced leaders from business, science, society and politics to develop new solutions to current global issues.


  • 4 exciting days
  • 70 motivated young people
  • 1000 new ideas
  • Countless new insights


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