WISER Flagship

WISER Flagship

the first thorough and auditable digital accounting system on GHG

Status:
Ongoing

Problem

Accurately understanding, validating and tracking value chain emissions is highly difficult and complex due to dispersed, fragmented and limited exchange of emissions data.

Solution

A comprehensive and auditable digital accounting system that records and reports your GHG emissions to help you reduce your organisation’s impact in any standard you wish.

What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?

In the light of the ambitious international and national targets for climate change – in particular Switzerland’s decarbonisation goals – trustworthy Greenhouse gas (GHG) knowledge is crucial. However, this is hard to find and confusing due to many existing standards. Furthermore, GHG assessments of value chains are complex and requires resources and time.

What are your goals and milestones?

We aim at providing the globally first comprehensive and auditable digital accounting system on GHG assessments to position Switzerland as the world leader in decarbonisation. The MVP will be launched at the WEF in January 2023. Transforming Switzerland from the trusted private banker to the trusted digital environmental accountant by 2025.

What’s your approach?

As part of the Innosuisse Flagship funding programme, 14 research and implementation partners together with digitalswitzerland create an open, inclusive transparent digital ecosystem to provide up-to-date, context-specific and reliable data on GHG emissions to assess and accelerate decarbonisation actions in Switzerland and beyond.

Through 8 sub-projects, we develop innovative ways to achieve climate neutrality. WISER stands out for its flexibility and possibility to adapt to all expected standards and regulations. (e.g. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and many more!). 

What’s the impact you’re aiming for?

Offering one source for trustworthy Greenhouse gas knowledge exchange in order to know the effects of our actions. With it we can provide consistent and transparent benchmark for different standards and labels. With the newly gained source of knowledge, we will support Switzerland in achieving its 2050 net zero climate goals.

Get in touch or learn more

digitalswitzerland brought together leading industry and research partners that want to enable decarbonisation by jointly creating the world’s biggest open-source ecosystem, made in Switzerland, for CO2 emissions. In this video, you learn more about the WISER Flagship Project and how to join.

👉 Stay tuned for the WISER website coming soon.

Partners

History

Leap Sustainability Workshop

July 3, 2020

A sustainability workshop, bringing together organisations from the digitalswitzerland ecosystem to exchange ideas on how to use digitalisation to foster Sustainability.

EMPA becomes host institution

February 1, 2021

EMPA becomes the host institution of the WISER Flagship. Together with digitalswitzerland, they will drive the project forward from now on and work tirelessly on the pre-proposal for the Innosuisse Flagship funding.

Hand-in of Flagship pre-proposal

March 31, 2021

One of the first big milestones is achieved: the pre-proposal for the Innosuisse Flagship funding programme is handed in for evaluation.

Approval of pre-proposal by Innosuisse

May 20, 2021

WISER Flagship receives a positive reply from Innosuisse. Consequently, the WISER project team starts working on the final proposal for the Innosuisse Flagship funding.

Hand-in of Flagship proposal

August 13, 2021

The WISER Flagship proposal is now officially shortlisted for a 4.8 Mio. CHF funding granted by the Innosuisse Flagship Initiative. Together with our 14  partners we’re excited for Innosuisse’s response coming soon.

WISER Flagship proposal approved

October 7, 2021

The achievement of an important milestone: Innosuisse approves the WISER Flagship proposal🥁 🎉.  The contracts are being signed to start the project at the end of 2021.

 

 

Pre-kickoff with research partners

December 6, 2021

The research partners from WISER gathered together for a very successful workshop organised by Seinheit to build a strong foundation for the WISER team. The team brainstormed on the key steps for 2022, produced a detailed roadmap for the first year of the flagship, and defined what they will deliver in Q2 of 2022 as an MVP.