Startup Days 2021 brought together 600 participants, including investors, founders and crucial players at the Kursaal Bern to engage in a diverse programme of events, all focused on boosting the Swiss startup ecosystem.
As a proud partner, digitalswitzerland ran two sessions on the topics of decarbonisation and collaborative innovation. The sessions had the aim to inspire the entrepreneurial audience to face the challenges identified in both topic areas head-on and make the most of these opportunities.
Collaborative Innovation: How to innovate across organisational boundaries?
During this panel, we showcased tangible multi-stakeholder innovations from the perspective of an SME, a corporation and an incubator at startup days. The expert panel included Ulrich Schimpel, Chief Innovation Officer, IBM Switzerland, Urs Stender, Managing Director, BlueLion Incubator, Michael Breitfeld PMP®, Head of Process Optimization, Schweizer Salinen AG Guillaume Gabus, Co-Lead Leap, digitalswitzerland and Stephanie Tauber Gomez, Co-Lead Leap, digitalswitzerland. Navigate here to learn more about how Leap enables organisations to harness the power of collaboration and watch the full session below.
Decarbonisation as a global challenge – What role can technology play in becoming Net-Zero?
In this second digitalswitzerland session, leading experts did a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges of achieving Carbon Net-Zero. The role of technology and innovation to achieve this goal was scrutinised. How startups can support innovation help and position themselves on this journey also enjoyed a lively debate. Panel contributors included Isabelle Tschugmall CMO, Communication & Partnerships Global Green Xchange, Ion Karagounis, Lead New Economic Models and Future Affairs, WWF Switzerland, Eliana Zamprogna, CTO, Migros Industry and Matthias Zwingli, Head Startup & International at digitalswitzerland.
Let’s hear from the founders and changemakers
We took the opportunity to speak with Startup founders, entrepreneurs and risk takers who are a vital part of the Swiss ecosystem. And now over to them….
This group of entrepreneurs explain how startups are responsible for pushing innovation, creating jobs, are the backbone to the Swiss economy and more.
Founding a startup brings many opportunities and challenges. What’s the one piece of advice entrepreneurs would offer to budding founders?
Technology has the opportunity to shape our future. The big question is what industry Switzerland will lead on?
Early memories of technology stay with us. Find out what our founders thought of as they took a trip down memory lane…
The world is taking steps to open up once more. Social interactions and physical events are becoming a part of our lives again. Being back on site brought many emotions.
Startup Days highlights
Startup Days 2022
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digitalswitzerland has a dedicated Startup Enablement Programme. If you are interested to find out more about exciting activities and to expand your network, click here.