About Lift

Since 2006 Lift Events explores the business and social implications of technological innovation through the organisation of international event series and open innovation programs in Europe and Asia.


By gathering observers, explorers and builders from around the world, Lift is a key partner for organizations and individuals wishing to identify the current challenges and creative solutions presented by emerging technologies.

Over the years, we have created and built a community and project portfolio contributing to and benefiting from the knowledge and contacts created through our events. Since 2006 we have welcomed over 40'000 participants from 40 countries in over 50 events.


Meet the Team


Our Editorial Board


  • Sylvie Reinhard

    Sylvie Reinhard
    Lift Basel Producer and Editorial Board Member

  • Hannes Gassert

    Hannes Gassert
    Lift Basel Editorial board 
    Co-founder Liip
    Co-founder Skim.com AG
    Vice President Opendata.ch Association

  • Estelle Metayer

    Estelle Metayer
    Editorial board Lift
    Board Member Ubisoft
    Founder and President Competia

  • Fabrice Delaye

    Fabrice Delaye
    Editorial board Lift
    Reporter, explorator, curator in high-tech content at Bilan Magazine

  • Daniel Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan
    Editorial director Lift in France
    Founder and CEO FING

  • Hubert Guillaud

    Hubert Guillaud
    Chief Editor FING
    Chief Editor InternetActu.net

Our Advisory Board


Jaewoong Lee
Founder Daum Communications

Beth Krasna
Independent board member

Xavier Comtesse
Director of Avenir Suisse

Bruce Sterling
Science-fiction author

Julian Bleeker
Designer at Near Future Laboratory

Bruno Bonnell
Chairman EM Lyon Business School / Robopolis

Joining Forces with


Editorial partners

Near Future Laboratory, Los Angeles, Geneva, Barcelona
Fondation Internet Nouvelle Generation, Paris, Marseille
The W.I.R.E., Zurich
Open Data CH, Zurich, Geneva
swissnex, San Francisco, Shanghai, Bangalore
Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur ZIA, Berlin
Sopoong Social Ventures, Seoul
Haute Ecole Art Design, Geneva

Academic Partners

CERN, Geneva
CREA, Geneva
ENSAD, Paris
ENSCI, Paris
EPFL, Lausanne
ETH, Zurich
HEAD, Geneva
HEC, Lausanne
UNIGE, Geneva
ZHDK, Zurich