The Wyss Community
Our extended community encompasses a wide range of disciplines, institutions, perspectives, career stages, backgrounds, and approaches in a shared mission to improve lives and protect the planet. To stir this cauldron of creativity, we have removed the rigid structural barriers that typically restrict the open exchange of ideas, encouraging the kind of excitement and serendipitous connections that lead to unexpected -- and unprecedented -- breakthroughs.
Working side by side at the Wyss facilities are scientific luminaries and graduate students, biologists and engineers, corporate executives and academics. Clinicians work alongside industrialists, government officials, venture capitalists, designers, and artists. These unique combinations of collaborators generate a steady flow of new advances, just as each new advance encourages further additions to our burgeoning community of collaborators.
In this way, we are continually expanding our network to include new entities and new audiences -- from foreign trade delegations and members of the National Academy of Sciences, to the Department of Energy and twitter followers. Our international student competitions, seed grant programs, annual prizes, symposia, and educational outreach add further vibrancy to the Wyss community.