The Department of State’s Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) develops and cultivates relationships among emerging European and American leaders. YTILI is an investment in the transatlantic partnership to strengthen prosperity and enhanced security on both sides of the Atlantic.

European participants come from all across the continent. In 2017, 116 young entrepreneurs will participate in this two-way exchange led by Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and implemented by The German Marshall Fund.

Matthias Vanoni, co-founder & CEO at Biowatch, was selected to represent Switzerland and will proudly travel to his host city, Seattle, in September 2017.