Jan 5, 2016

2015 Was a very special year for Lift in many ways. Follow our numerous events through this short recap!

Lift15 - February 2015

In its tenth consecutive year, ou main event Lift 15 attracted a new record of over 1,250 participants from 37 countries. With a pannel co-created by Lift and the European Space Agency, high-profile speakers from Whatsapp, Eventbrite, Storify or Google, exceptional thinkers, innovation pioneers sharing through a very interactive format and the legendary Fondue night! 

Watch Lift15 videos: lift15 videos

Take a look at the pictures here: Lift15 pictures


Lift sous la coupole - March 2015

On March 18 2015, we hosted the first edition of “Lift sous la Coupole”. We partnered up with the parliamentary group Start-up and Le Réseau in Bern within the Federal Palace. This event brought together a selected audience of 50 participants, including entrepreneurs, investors, parliamentarians and key senior members from various federal authorities such as SECO, SERI, FNS and FDF. 

Pictures of Lift Sous la Coupole: Lift Sous La Coupole pictures


Lift China - June 2015

China has a very important role in developping the future of high end technology contrary to what most people think. Held in Shanghai, Lift China has brought together innovators, entrepreneurs, artists and pioneers from China and abroad to exchange on digital technologies for it’s second edition. Our one-day event featured inspiring talks, interactive masterclasses and workshops, as well as an exhibition. The conference ended with an evening dedicated to innovation. For the second part of Lift China, we moved to Shenzhen for the weekend of the Maker Faire to show some of our work among other amazing exhibitors. Check out the pictures, our videos and our recap.

Watch Lift China video: Lift China video recap

Take a look at the pictures here: Lift China pictures


Lift India - October 2015

Lift India gathered 400 innovators, investors and entrepreneurs over a week in Mumbai and Bangalore. The festivities began with the opening of the Data Canvas: Sense Your City exhibition at theNational Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore (NGMA) on the Oct 27th. The next day, 7 of the best Swiss startups of 2015 joined the Lift team for a crash-course on business in India and a visit of a few hand-picked innovation hubs of Bangalore. This discovery tour culminated with the Swiss Innovation Night on Friday 30, a fast-paced pitching session in front of a high end jury from corporations and governments, investors and fellow innovators. On Saturday 31, all gathered back at the NGMA for the one-day, invitation-only Lift India conference, featuring our renowned combination of inspirational talks, workshops, masterclasses and interactive exhibition. Finally, the discovery tour headed to Mumbai for a soft landing into the innovation ecosystem at Zone Startups and a few meetings with key industry leaders. 

Check out the Lift India video: Lift India video recap

Read the recap articles here: part 1 / part 2

View all the picture of the event here: Lift India pictures


Lift Basel - October 2015

After a first successful edition of Lift Basel in November 2014 with over 360 participants we came together again in Basel’s Markthalle for an open and dynamic dialogue on the fast moving ideas, solutions and opportunities generated by the growing confluence of tech, bio and business. Check out the pictures, our videos and our recap.

Watch the videos from Lift Basel: Lift Basel videos

View all the pictures of the event: Lift Basel Pictures


Thank you to all our partners, sponsors and participants who made our year such an amazing adventure! See you in 2016 at our next big event.

Lift Conference 2016