The Silicon Valley Association (SVA) organizes study tours to the Silicon Valley, designed for business leaders, political decision makers and researchers investigating international trends and opportunities.
SVA was established in Geneva in 1991 as a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote academic and technical exchanges in the information technology field through study tours. SVA continues this commitment today with networking between Silicon Valley and Switzerland through academic, corporate and government channels.
SVA has organized more than 20 scientific and technical study tours to Silicon Valley and other regions with the collaboration of the University of Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Webster University in Geneva and Stanford University. These study tours have attracted participants from major Swiss universities as well as from the business and international communities.