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Throughout the year we host, sponsor or co-create events that bring our members or a broader audience together. Check our calendar for details and events near you.

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Society & Digital ChangePublic Dialogue

02.03 12:00 am - 11:00 am

Online

Swiss Digital Day | Partner Kickoff Event

Join the kickoff event for this year’s Digital Day and hear all about the new concept. This call is open to anyone interested in becoming a part of Digital Day.

Education & Future of WorkInnovationInspiration & Networking

16.03 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Video-Call

Inspirational Session

Join us for another Inspirational Session.

Our Inspirational Sessions are exclusive events for digitalswitzerland members. Every session is designed with three goals in mind. The aims are to share knowledge, offer inspiration and network. Often co-organised with our members, we cover varied topics. From AI for good, the balance between the online and offline worlds, the future of work to the latest trends and technologies – we have our finger on the pulse of digital transformation. Inspirational Sessions are our way to inspire and share expertise with our members. For the next Inspirational Session, we invite you to discuss with the worldwide well-known robot “Sophia 2020”!

***Members only, Invitations will be sent out via email. If you didn’t receive yours or would like to receive it again, please reach out to virginie@digitalswitzerland.com***

Inspirational Session
InnovationSustainabilityCollaborative Innovation

17.03 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Online via video call

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Circular Economy in Urban Areas

Want to explore how Technology and Digital may best support a more sustainable and circular management of the relevant material flows in Swiss cities? During this online workshop with topic expert Marco Grossmann from ecos, you will develop concrete project ideas with your peers to support the circular transition in Switzerland.

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Circular Economy in Urban Areas
InnovationSustainabilityCollaborative Innovation

24.03 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Online via video call

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Decarbonisation through Digital

During this workshop, Lukasz Biernacki & Daniela Albuquerque from The Climate Leadership will focus on the main challenges for transparent, systematic, and comprehensive disclosure of climate and environmental data by Swiss companies. Sounds interesting, right? Come and join us to co-create ideas on how to reach the goal of Switzerland’s 2050 climate strategy.

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Decarbonisation through Digital

30.03 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online via video call

Free Lunch Session to co-create the Digital Trust Label

The Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) invites you to an interactive  “Lunch & Label” workshop to discuss the latest version of the Digital Trust Label Catalogue. Due to popular demand, the deadline for the public consultation process to give feedback on the label catalogue has been extended to 9 April.

Free Lunch Session to co-create the Digital Trust Label

01.04 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Online via video call

Deep Dive on Learning and Discussing activities Digital Day 2021

From 29th of September until Digital Day on the 10th of November we aim to upskill thousands of people through inspiring and professional courses. Simultaneously we want to discuss and reflect on the question how we want to and will live in the future. Are you an organization and want to host a learning or discussing activitiy prior to Digital Day? Join our deep dive session where we explain you what exactly we plan, how you can get involved and what you get out of it.

Deep Dive on Learning and Discussing activities Digital Day 2021
StartupsStartup Ecosystem

08.04 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Mobility & Smart Cities

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Mobility & Smart Cities
Political FrameworkSociety & Digital ChangeCollaborative InnovationPolitico-Economic Environment

08.04 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Industrial Tech

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Industrial Tech
InnovationCollaborative Innovation

20.04 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Zürich, Kraftwerk

Leap Demo Day

Celebrate the successes of the multi-stakeholder projects, and get inspired by new and daring ideas. Maybe this gives you the spark to join a collaborative project or launch one yourself? The event will be live streamed and is publicly available. There might be a VIP Apero if COVID-19 regulations are softened.

***The registration link will be made publicly available as we get closer to the event***

Leap Demo Day
StartupsSustainabilityStartup Ecosystem

20.05 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Sustainability & Circular Economy

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

***Exact times will be announced as we get closer to the event***

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Sustainability & Circular Economy
StartupsSustainabilityStartup Ecosystem

20.05 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Online

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Food Tech & Retail

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

***Exact times will be announced as we get closer to the event***

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Food Tech & Retail
InnovationSociety & Digital ChangeCollaborative Innovation

25.05 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Online

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Confidential Computing

As the promising technology of confidential data processing is finally achieving widespread popularity, it’s setting the grounds for collaboration with cross-organisational datasets. Several data sharing alliances are emerging, which are a major opportunity for Swiss companies. Join us for a workshop where we will introduce the technological foundations, demonstrate existing implementations, and explore new collaborative projects together.

***Please note that this event is reserved for digitalswitzerland members

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Confidential Computing
Media & Corporate UpdatesInspiration & Networking

27.05 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Bern

General Assembly

The annual general assembly is a member-only event where we present the past year and discuss and vote on relevant strategic topics. Invitations will be sent out via email as we get closer to the date.

General Assembly
Society & Digital ChangePublic Dialogue

02.06 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Online

Q&A Session for Digital Day partners

During this call we discuss crucial operational information regarding general and VIP event updates, framework insights (learning, dialogue, Digital Day), new additional projects you can get involved in and much, much more. Some of your questions might already be answered in this video, all additional questions are welcome in this Q&A session.

Q&A Session for Digital Day partners
InnovationInspiration & NetworkingInternational Connectivity

03.06 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Online

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Digital Municipal Governments

Although all municipalities face similar challenges, only a few are taking the lead by pioneering digital solutions. There is much collaborative potential in this area to improve the quality of life for Swiss citizens. Join us for a workshop where we will outline eGov challenges for municipalities to be solved, showcase promising digitisation approaches that can be replicated, and jointly develop further innovation opportunities.
***Please note that this event is reserved for digitalswitzerland members

Virtual Exploration Workshop: Digital Municipal Governments
StartupsInspiration & NetworkingStartup Ecosystem

17.06 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Basel

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Health Tech

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

***Exact times and location will be announced as we get closer to the event***

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Health Tech
StartupsInspiration & NetworkingStartup Ecosystem

17.06 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Basel

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Supply Chain & Logistics

The Scale up Bootcamp offers Swiss Scale up startups rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate their businesses.

As a participating startup you will engage in an intensive half-day matchmaking bootcamp for business deals composed of corporate intros, pitches, 1:1 meetings as well as a rich networking opportunity.

For more information regarding registration and participation please contact our Project Manager Matthias Zwingli.

***Exact times and location will be announced as we get closer to the event***

Scale-Up Bootcamp: Supply Chain & Logistics
Global PresenceInnovationStartupsStartup Ecosystem

22.06 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kursaal, Bern

Start Up Days: The Secret Launch

New things are created when people come together and get involved with drive. This is what the startup days promote and thus make an active contribution to the evolvement of the Swiss startup ecosystem as well as to the innovative and competitiveness of Switzerland. We believe in this attitude and in the power of entrepreneurial innovation. for the future viability of Switzerland.
*Evening Event. Exact times to be confirmed*

Start Up Days: The Secret Launch
Global PresenceInnovationStartupsStartup Ecosystem

23.06 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kursaal, Bern

Start Up Days (Main Event)

Join more than 800 selected participants around the startup & entrepreneur ecosystem in Switzerland: investors, corporates, entrepreneurs, SMEs, science, administration, politicians & media. *Times subject to change.*

Start Up Days (Main Event)

24.06 9:15 am - 4:45 pm

Online

Swiss Telecommunication Summit (Partner Event)

The event will be opened by Federal Councillor Viola Amherd, Head of the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), followed by speakers from the worlds of business, politics and research as well as two exciting panel discussions. On the one hand with founders of companies that are stirring up the market with digital business models, and with the telco CEOs Pascal Grieder, André Krause and Urs Schaeppi, as well as OFCOM Director Bernard Maissen, who will be debating how telcos can avoid the notorious commodity trap.

Swiss Telecommunication Summit (Partner Event)
Society & Digital ChangePublic Dialogue

01.07 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rüschlikon, GDI

Digital Days 2020 postponed VIP-Event (by invitation only)

With the Digital Days VIP event we honor and thank our VIPs for their ongoing support of Digital Days 2020. Due to the pandemic we had to postpone this event to 2021, but no pandemic can stop us from saying THANK YOU. Although the list of supporters who deserve a special thank you is long, this event is for a selected few who went above and beyond in supporting Digital Days 2020 and its mission. Attendance is by personal invitation only.

Digital Days 2020 postponed VIP-Event (by invitation only)
Media & Corporate UpdatesInspiration & Networking

01.07 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Zurich (exact location will be announced in the invitation)

Steering Committee 1/2

Twice a year we meet with all members of our steering committee to brainstorm on current topics, review the past months and look ahead to those that follow. Invitations will be sent out via email as we get closer to the date.

Steering Committee 1/2
InnovationInspiration & Networking

09.08

Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival VIP: Leadership & AI

Digitalisation and the Arts go hand in hand. Join us for vibrant conversation and debate with expert sessions at the renowned Locarno Film Festival. ***By invitation only***

Locarno Film Festival VIP: Leadership & AI
InnovationMedia & Corporate UpdatesInspiration & Networking

24.08 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Will be communicated with invitation

Digital Gipfel

***By member invitation only***

With this prestigious format, we provide our members with insights from selected keynote speakers on various topics related to digital transformation. The aim is to connect decision-makers from industry, academia, business and politics to support and drive change. In this context, the Swiss Digital Summit makes an important contribution to help shape and tackle the complex effects of digitalisation in Switzerland.

More information to come.

Digital Gipfel
Startup Ecosystem

25.08 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Lake Zurich

Swiss Scaleup Cruise on Lake Zurich

Dear entrepreneurs, scalers and investors,

Let’s supercharge the Swiss startup ecosystem! Swisspreneur and digitalswitzerland invite you to the first ever exclusive Swiss Scaleup cruise on lake Zurich! In this unique setting, connect with successful entrepreneurs during our flying dinner and live DJ set. Meet the founders of companies like Wefox, Bestsmile, Moneypark, Wingtra, Spiden, Climeworks and many more.

Swiss Scaleup Cruise on Lake Zurich
Society & Digital ChangePublic Dialogue

02.09 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Online

Q&A Session for Digital Day Partners

Please join us for another Q&A session in preparation for Digital Day. We will take the hour to discuss any unanswered questions you might have, share operational info and more information regarding the upcoming pre phase. Registration link will be sent out in due time

Q&A Session for Digital Day Partners