Digitalswitzerland’s initiatives are designed to develop, to foster and to connect key areas and stakeholders in the digital transformation. We seek to create tangible benefit of our economy and its key players as well as for us as employees, as consumers and as citizen.
Our initiatives at a glance:
01. Political Framework
We use our network to create and optimize the legal and regulatory framework in order to promote the growth and the influx of startups and digital talent as well digital innovation. We facilitate dialogue between key stakeholders from society, politics as well as economics.
02. Education & Talent
We boost size and quality of digital education over all levels and disciplines. On our platform we bundle education offerings in the fields of digital innovation and transformation, and provide employees and learners with access to these areas. Furthermore, with our initiatives we aim to attract, retain and enable talents.
04. Thought Leadership
digitalswitzerland is a cross-industry initiative. We are pioneering projects and events on a cross-sector basis in order to enable open innovation and know-how-transfer. With our lighthouse project we look to the future and bring digital innovation issues to the forefront.
Supporting a political framework for innovation
Digital innovators, startups and entrepreneurs but also our large number of successful SMEs play a role as key drivers of innovation and future growth. We seek to combine – and to amplify – the voices of many of these important participants in the digital transformation in order to promote and to help shape political conditions and regulatory frameworks that are conducive to the development of new technologies, new business models and the respective influx of capital and talent.
Education & Talent
Improving digital skills, for current employees and for the next generation
Digitalisation is bringing major changes to all aspects of life, including education and work. digitalswitzerland is focusing on enabling people of all ages to access digital skills.
We offer a digital platform that bundles education offerings in the fields of digital innovation and transformation, and provides employees and learners with access to these areas.
Learn more: www.educationdigital.ch
With our initiative we support digital education offerings for children and adolescents. Our part is connecting these already existing platforms and providing reach and exposure.
Learn more about our newest initiative «nextgeneration»: www.digitalswitzerland.com/nextgeneration/
Helping entrepreneurs to grow and scale – providing members with high-speed access to innovation
Young entrepreneurs are the source of new brilliant ideas and they move with great agility. At the same time they benefit from a strong community to overcome obstacles during the set-up of their business and when seeking to scale.
Our initiatives provide startups with vital business knowledge and coaching, they offer rich networking opportunities, and provide access to funding.
At the same time, our corporate members and sponsors benefit from a high-speed access to leading startups and top talent that can help them accelerate their own ideas and their digital transformation processes.
Venture Kick and its programs and events aim to close the gaps within the Swiss innovation chain. Venture Kick focuses on supporting the development of both Swiss and international founders, from the first idea to the successful scaling for international markets.
Learn more: www.venturekick.com
Startup Invest is Switzerland’s leading financing platform for Swiss High-Tech Startups. Next to being a matchmaking platform between investors and startups for all range of investments from Seed to later stage investments, it is also the main force for the professionalization of the Business Angel and Venture Capital ecosystem in Switzerland.
Learn more: www.startupinvest.ch
Carefully created platforms
Our carefully created events, such as the World Web Forum and the Investor Summit, seek to provide the platforms where established organizations, pioneering new talent and influential stakeholders in the digital transformation can build these ever important connections and where they find further inspiration.
Highly targeted and curated half-day event in Zurich, especially customized to the needs of international investors interested in connecting with the very best of Swiss startups. With selected investors from international key markets.
Interested? Contact us.
Digital Summit for SME
Swiss knowledge conference with workshops and think tanks
“New thinking – new actions” is the topic of the Digital Summit, a conference aimed to support and motivate business leaders along the digital transformation of SMEs 4.0. During this two day long event leading experts and top keynote speakers will present actual solutions about the “How to do”, well explained with best practice cases. They offer guidance, support und in-depth insights in the areas of organisation, process, leadership and marketing.
Interested? Contact us.
Act instead of talk. With the challenge, digitalswitzerland brings interdisciplinary and cross-sector teams with convincing ideas in the field of digitalization to the fore. They translate key projects of digitalization into action more quickly, more effectively and sophisticatedly thanks to the concentrated power of large companies, SMEs, start-ups, academia and politics.
Dialogue with the public and international reach
digitalswitzerland maintains contact with the public and sensitizes for issues on digital innovation. Chances of digital transformation will be shown as well as anxieties will be taken seriously and addressed.
We invest in our international reach for our Swiss qualities and traits as digital innovation hub.