Empowering organisations to create collaborative and impactful ecosystems for innovation

Smart Way

Smart Way

your intelligent travel assistant for smarter mobility

Problem

How can we meet the demand for more mobility with less environmental impact?

Solution

The SmartWay test app combines together diverse transport modes onto a single digital mobility platform to handle more traffic with less environmental pollution.

Fitcoin

Fitcoin

Incentives for health promotion

Problem

Employees are absent from the workplace or cannot perform their actual duties.

Solution

As a health-related currency, Fitcoin wants to establish an incentive system for healthier behaviour.

Swiss Autonomous Valley

Swiss Autonomous Valley

A space for accelerated autonomous business

Problem

The development and especially the approval process of Autonomous Systems faces numerous challenges

Solution

#SwissAutonomousValley will be the leading digitalization initiative for autonomous systems worldwide.

Health Dude

Health Dude

Help people improve their quality of life

Problem

The direct and indirect costs for non-communicable diseases is over 70B CHF annually in Switzerland.

Solution

We build an ecosystems that enable stakeholders to identify individuals that will benefit from a dedicated programme and can improve their health.

MontagnePro

MontagnePro

Digital Platform for Outdoor Professionals

Problem

The current certification process for outdoor professionals does not ensure an up-to-date status on their required skills.

Solution

A digital ecosystem that includes all stakeholders allowing for a digitalised authorisation based on smart contracts.

Green Label for Data Centers

Green Label for Data Centers

Swiss Data Efficiency Association

Problem

Driven by the adoption of new technologies, such as IoT, data analytics and autonomous vehicles, data usage is expected to explode.

Solution

Reduce energy consumption figures for Switzerland significantly, and become an even more attractive computation and data hosting country.

Digitalise Founding Process

Digitalise Founding Process

using Blockchain

Problem

Founding a business in Switzerland is a hassle.

Solution

A blockchain-enabled founding process enables easy and fast incorporation.

Daura

Daura

Simply digitize your shares

Problem

The process to raise equity for SMEs and startups prior to their initial public offering is difficult since the stock market is not accessible.

Solution

Creating a stock market based on blockchain technology, where Token as Swiss C-shares can be traded.

Policy Kitchen

Policy Kitchen

Crowdsourced Think Tank

Problem

Is there a more efficient way for countries to join forces and find solutions to global problems?

Solution

A crowd-innovation app connecting grassroots-think tanks and enabling an inclusive participatory solution creation.

Topic

Explore opportunities, unmet needs and areas to innovate for you and your organisation. What challenges exist in a given industry? Through shared knowledge, collaboration and courage you will be given the opportunity  to identify challenges which, if resolved, shall lead to a more sustainable economy and society.

How it works

Design solutions with a team of like-minded people, once you have decided what kind of challenge you want to tackle! Through an iterative process that includes both physical meetings and a digital exchange space, different solutions will be ideated and prototyped.

The Bets

Validate your ideas and prototypes and build scalable solutions by launching a Bet. A Bet is an ambitious and concrete goal that translates the identified solution to your challenge into an implementation-oriented, fast-paced project which delivers measurable impact.

News

Impacting lives by teaching how to code

Impacting lives by teaching how to code

18. May 2020

Over 70.5 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalisation. Two problems, one solution: A coding academy for refugees. This has been Powercoders’ mission since they recruited their first class of refugees in 2017. Powercoders programme The Powercoders programme is open to refugees with high potential for a career in […]

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith

12. May 2020

d Globally scholars estimate that the current pandemic will change the world profoundly and permanently (read here Yuval Noah Harari’s assessment). In spite of the drastic measures introduced by governments around the world, the spread of COVID-19 will most likely cause vast economic, social, technological, political and environmental consequences which will last.  Cybersecurity threats, global […]

Swiss Romande Sweeps Season 3 Challenge

Swiss Romande Sweeps Season 3 Challenge

18. April 2019

The third Challenge race season climaxed on Monday with a clear win for Swiss Romande. Geneva-based, ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), was named 1stplace winner and canton Valais Office of Economy, Tourism and Innovation, was also declared 1st place winner. The unusual split decision, announced by Jury Chairwoman, Claudia Bienentreu, Head Open Innovation […]

Open Challenge Bets Ready To Race

Open Challenge Bets Ready To Race

14. April 2019

Dreamers, schemers or believers Waiting at the starting gate for Season Three challenge race are eleven new contestants. Call them dreamers, schemers or believers. Or call them courageous. Each of these eleven individuals believe innovation is key to Switzerland’s future and are betting their idea can move the needle towards making Switzerland a global hub […]

Betting Pictograms Can Simplify Terms and Conditions

Betting Pictograms Can Simplify Terms and Conditions

8. April 2019

Despite the Swiss Data Protection Act or GDPR, few of us know how our personal data is used by companies who collect and store our personal data. Most of us wish the terms and conditions (T&C) and privacy policies of companies processing our data was easier to understand. The lack of effective standardization makes data […]

ICRC Bet Pivots to ‘Do No Harm’

ICRC Bet Pivots to ‘Do No Harm’

2. April 2019

Challenge bet, “Digitalization as Enabler to Re-Connect Families in Time of War,” has pivoted. But far from dashing hopes, its decision is likely to have an even bigger impact than if it had continued uninterrupted. Ten months ago, bet Captain, Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, Director of Digital Transformation and Data at the International Committee of the Red […]

Digitizing Outdoor Uncertainty in Valais

Digitizing Outdoor Uncertainty in Valais

18. February 2019

Uncertainty Uncertainty is part of the appeal for people who love high-risk outdoor adventure in the Swiss Alps. Ask anyone who indulges in risky outdoor sports (and lived to talk about it). They’ll recall with absolute clarity outdoor adventures when uncertainty turned into sheer terror — or enchanting bliss. “Hell can only be a night […]

Betting Green Clouds to Combat Climate Change

Betting Green Clouds to Combat Climate Change

14. January 2019

New Year’s resolutions like eating less meat, exercising more or spending more time with friends have a poor track record of creating lasting change. Research shows 60% of us make resolutions but only 8% achieve them. Given the low probability of success for individual’s resolutions, it’s not surprising human’s collective resolutions on a global scale […]

Digitalswitzerland Challenge Bet sees the light of day: Policy Kitchen is now live

Digitalswitzerland Challenge Bet sees the light of day: Policy Kitchen is now live

20. September 2018

What started as an ambitious digitalswitzerland bet by foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy and the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich – to solve pressing global issues collaboratively with a global ‘crowdsourced think tank’ – has left the prototype stage. foraus and the Engagement  Migros development fund launched the pioneering platform […]

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