Empowering organisations to create collaborative and impactful ecosystems for innovation
your intelligent travel assistant for smarter mobility
How can we meet the demand for more mobility with less environmental impact?
The SmartWay test app combines together diverse transport modes onto a single digital mobility platform to handle more traffic with less environmental pollution.
Incentives for health promotion
Employees are absent from the workplace or cannot perform their actual duties.
As a health-related currency, Fitcoin wants to establish an incentive system for healthier behaviour.
Swiss Autonomous Valley
A space for accelerated autonomous business
The development and especially the approval process of Autonomous Systems faces numerous challenges
#SwissAutonomousValley will be the leading digitalization initiative for autonomous systems worldwide.
Help people improve their quality of life
The direct and indirect costs for non-communicable diseases is over 70B CHF annually in Switzerland.
We build an ecosystems that enable stakeholders to identify individuals that will benefit from a dedicated programme and can improve their health.
Digital Platform for Outdoor Professionals
The current certification process for outdoor professionals does not ensure an up-to-date status on their required skills.
A digital ecosystem that includes all stakeholders allowing for a digitalised authorisation based on smart contracts.
Green Label for Data Centers
Swiss Data Efficiency Association
Driven by the adoption of new technologies, such as IoT, data analytics and autonomous vehicles, data usage is expected to explode.
Reduce energy consumption figures for Switzerland significantly, and become an even more attractive computation and data hosting country.
Digitalise Founding Process
Founding a business in Switzerland is a hassle.
A blockchain-enabled founding process enables easy and fast incorporation.
Simply digitize your shares
The process to raise equity for SMEs and startups prior to their initial public offering is difficult since the stock market is not accessible.
Creating a stock market based on blockchain technology, where Token as Swiss C-shares can be traded.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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
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 […]