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About digitalswitzerland

digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, cross-industry initiative that aims to strengthen and anchor Switzerland as a leading global location for digital innovation. Under the umbrella of digitalswitzerland, more than 220 association members and non-political foundation partners work together transversally to achieve this goal.

Co-creating the future of Switzerland

We address all aspects of digitalisation and are committed to solving corresponding social, economic and political challenges. digitalswitzerland works to ensure that the potential of the digital future is recognised, promoted and harnessed by decision-makers in politics, business, research and education, civil society and the general public.

What we do

What we do

Create connection

We facilitate connection between over 220 members from business, politics, academia, as well as civil society to foster collaborative innovation.

What we do

Lead transformation

With more than 14 active projects on a variety of pressing or future challenges we inspire, initiate, co-create or lead future change.

What we do

Include everyone

Digital transformation concerns us all. That’s why we include stakeholders from the public and private sector, academia and civil society in all language regions.

History of digitalswitzerland

Merger with ICT Switzerland

Merger with ICT Switzerland

Together we will expand the public dialogue through Swiss Digital Days and other programmes and strengthen its commitment to digital issues at a political level, for example, by supporting the rapid introduction of E-ID, strengthening MINT (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences, and technology) vocational training and promoting the startup ecosystem in Switzerland.

Merger with ICT Switzerland
Hybrid Digital Days

Hybrid Digital Days

For the first time in its history Digital Days consisted of three days of both online and physical events for all of Switzerland to enjoy. With more than 500 free events, 100 partners and more than 20 locations across the country, we united like-minded digital enthusiasts, newcomers, industry experts and businesses to foster the development of ideas.

Hybrid Digital Days
Virtual general assembly

Virtual general assembly

The 2020 general assembly was one of many firsts: It was co-hosted by a friendly robot, completely virtual and ended with a near unanimous YES vote for the merger with ICTSwitzerland.

Virtual general assembly
Power Dinner on digitized art & culture

Power Dinner on digitized art & culture

To foster mutual understanding of how digital innovation changes every aspect of our lives, we held a Power Dinner at the intersection of arts, culture and technology. An estimated 200+ guests from academia, business, politics and the public sector joined this educational networking event and an interactive programme created in collaboration with independent artists, MUDA and ZHdK.

Power Dinner on digitized art & culture
COVID-19 White Paper

COVID-19 White Paper

With COVID-19, our lives changed rapidly. In our white paper we created with Wissensfabrik we outline five areas in which the pandemic accelerated digital transformation and we make predictions about possible future scenarios.

COVID-19 White Paper
Challenge becomes Leap

Challenge becomes Leap

Innovation often starts with a trusted partner and a leap of faith. In April 2020, we revealed the new and improved innovation programme Leap, a continuation of the former programmes “Challenge” and “Verticals” that aims to connect change makers across industries. With Leap we empower organisations to create collaborative and impactful ecosystems for innovation to solve pressing challenges of our time.

Challenge becomes Leap
Swiss Digital Initiative

Swiss Digital Initiative

digitalswitzerland kicked off the Swiss Digital Initiative with the aim to bring ethical principles and values into technologies through concrete projects.

Swiss Digital Initiative
Supporting startups as SwissTech

Supporting startups as SwissTech

Together with our partners Presence Switzerland, Switzerland Global Enterprise, innosuisse and Swissnex, we bring outstanding Swiss startups and corporations to the leading tech conferences around the globe.

Supporting startups as SwissTech
WEF Breakfast in Davos

WEF Breakfast in Davos

The WEF Breakfast was initiated on behalf of the annual WEF in Davos. We bring together leaders from the digital field to create connections, inspire one another and co-create the future of Switzerland.

WEF Breakfast in Davos
Governmental Advisory Counsel on Digital Transformation

Governmental Advisory Counsel on Digital Transformation

We received the great honour from the federal government to coordinate the advisory board on digital transformation and to evaluate politically relevant topics in consultation with our members.

Governmental Advisory Counsel on Digital Transformation
Digital Day took place for the first time

Digital Day took place for the first time

We held the first Digital Day in Chur, Geneva, Lugano and Zurich, an event aiming to create a dialogue with civil society around all things digital. Digital Day later became digitalswitzerland’s annual flagship event.

Digital Day took place for the first time
DigitalZurich2025 turns into digitalswitzerland

DigitalZurich2025 turns into digitalswitzerland

Our mission expanded and our aim became to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub. With the intention to serve all of Switzerland, DigitalZurich2025 became digitalswitzerland.

DigitalZurich2025 turns into digitalswitzerland
KickStart Accelerator

KickStart Accelerator

KickStart Accelerator was founded in order to bridge the gap between startups, corporates, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate deep tech innovation and more.

KickStart Accelerator
DigitalZurich2025

DigitalZurich2025

DigitalZurich2025 was founded by Marc Walder, CEO and Managing Partner of the Ringier Group, and a founding committee of 15 members with the aim to position the greater Zurich area as an attractive place for digital startups, organisations and talents.

DigitalZurich2025

About digitalswitzerland

Join us today!

digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, cross-industry initiative that aims to strengthen and anchor Switzerland as a leading global location for digital innovation. Under the umbrella of digitalswitzerland, more than 220 association members and non-political foundation partners work together transversally to achieve this goal.

active projects to get involved in
25+
active projects to get involved in
members and partners in all language regions
220+
members and partners in all language regions
digital enthusiasts and top executives in our network
650+
digital enthusiasts and top executives in our network