International Swiss Talent Forum

For young people between 18- 23 years – Participation on invitation only!

Find novel and thought-provoking ideas around “rethinking surveillance”. It’s a chance for you to contribute to shaping the future of your generation. Develop new ideas with your group of international participants in our for you free event. Be part of the next International Swiss Talent Forum in Summer 2021 and join four exciting days with students from all over the world.

Four exciting days in a lavish camp – it’s your turn to find globally relevant solutions.

“The ISTF experience has been nothing short of amazing. The programme has well achieved a fine balance between the provision of information and the opportunity for creativity. It has been an intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling experience.”

Cassandra, Singapore

Next International Swiss Talent Forum 2021

Swiss Youth in Science unites 70 highly talented and motivated young people in Switzerland, giving them the task to collaboratively find novel solutions for globally relevant issues. The meeting is led by an internationally recognised Topic Leader, typically from academia, and the participants’ work is guided by a group of experts, who challenge participants with a question relevant to a specific aspect of the ISTF main theme. The work of each group is guided by a dedicated coach. To find realistic, culturally appropriate solutions to the globally relevant solution, the ISTF draws participants from more than 25 countries.

The eligibility criteria are listed in the event’s flyer below. In case of further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Leader via e-mail ([email protected]).

Important information regarding COVID-19

Due to the various restrictions regarding the ongoing pandemic in Switzerland and abroad, this year’s edition is adjusted as follows:

      • The number of participants is limited to 40.
      • There will be only 4 (instead of the usual 5) Challengers.
      • The event will be organised at a national level and, exceptionally, we will not send an official invitation to international participants.

We hope that the situation will evolve positively in the coming months, allowing us to greet the participants in August.

We look forward to returning to a normal international format starting 2022.

Next International Swiss Talent Forum for Participants

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Per i visitatori

Invitiamo cordialmente tutte le persone interessate a partecipare all’evento di chiusura online, dove saranno presentate le soluzioni proposte per i challenge.

Sabato 7 agosto 

Evento di chiusura online

10th International Swiss Talent Forum
Rethinking Surveillance


Lingua di presentazione: Inglese

Registration for the final event 2021 – coming soon


Christina Stent Wendler
Head Coach | Organisational Developer
Martin Gerber
Coach | Experienced facilitator
Daniel Böniger-Derron
Coach | Seasoned leader
Tara Welschinger
Coach | Entwicklungsberaterin mit Schwerpunkt Cultural Change Management
Florian Wieser
Coach | Possibilist

Innovation process

Creative and innovative thinking is key to tackling the main topic at this event! Supported by experienced moderators, innovation-coaches and media professionals, participants follow a structured, yet open process based on the principle of co-creation.