Active membership in the initiative digitalswitzerland offers many opportunities for participation and taking influence in shaping the framework of digital transformation in Switzerland. There are various types of membership, aligned to the needs of different types of members.
Co-create, participate, have a say – memberships
Memberships provide, Corporates, SMEs, Startups, Regions, Academia and Private Individuals with unique possibilities to be part of and to influence the development and direction of our initiative digitalswitzerland. And it provides access to a great number of relationships, carefully curated programs and events. Our marketing and communications activities support the positioning of our members as organizations that lead the digital transformation in our country.
The digitalswitzerland Foundation acts as a partner for philanthropic organizations and private persons. The foundation provides the funding for most of our initiatives, i.e. in areas such as education and startup development.
Generally, donations are ring-fenced, i.e. for a concrete initiative, and do not entail a specific economic purpose in terms of rewards beyond the naming of donors.
From our community to you.
Marc Walder CEO Ringier, President of the Steering Committee and initiator of digitalswitzerland
“Like all countries in the world, Switzerland is facing the challenges of digital revolution. Transformation processes affect virtually every industry sector. The digitalswitzerland initiative aims to make our country, with its many advantages, talent and possibilities, a center of digital innovation in Europe. We cordially invite sponsors and mentors to join us and become active partners in shaping the digital future of Switzerland.”
Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich
“Switzerland plays a leading role in many industries worldwide and is the number one in some of them. Nevertheless, in the age of digital transformation, we must pay heed to developing our position, especially in the area of digitization as well as to remaining a competitor. Targeted measures in the fields of economic and regulatory policy, education and human resources, finance, and promoting innovation create suitable conditions to further increase the location’s attractiveness for founders, young talent, digital entrepreneur and investors from around the world. With my commitment, I want to contribute to the development of the best possible overall conditions for our growing digital economy.”
Ruedi Noser, Senate (FDP, ZH)
”The Swiss economy is highly innovative and internationally plays a leading role in many areas. Nevertheless, we have to come up with many new ideas, if we want to strengthen and expand this position further. Concrete, cross-sector commitment and interaction between personalities, companies and organizations are the key element for the successful digital transformation of Switzerland. Our commitment at digitalswitzerland enables us to achieve a great deal – as members, sponsors, donors and founders. We have so many possibilities. Now, it’s up to us to turn them into success.“
Marcel Stalder, CEO EY Switzerland
“Today’s markets are fundamentally changed by digitization. Companies and organizations need new ideas to adapt their business models or to invent new business models. To do so, they have to unlock untapped potential and use it properly. It is vital for them to gain access to innovation ecosystems – all over the world and in Switzerland. Thus, new forms of collaboration become essential. digitalswitzerland is an excellent vehicle to help established companies to connect with digital pioneers and to innovate their business models.“
Jan Schoch, CEO Leonteq
”As the head and founder of a successful FinTech company with Swiss roots, I am familiar with the needs of both founders and corporates. Kickstart Accelerator is really an excellent support format to accelerate the ideas of promising startups as well as to provide established companies with inspiration for their innovation processes. It really is a win-win game, which is worth the support.”
Professor Lino Guzzella, President of ETH
”ETH Zurich has become a major center for innovation. Our polytechnic university offers a fertile soil for founders who want to further develop their projects in cooperation with our professors and specialists and to launch spin-offs. With that said, I believe strongly that digital education offerings are important, if we want to make our economy and society fit for the future.”