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Our mission is to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub. The aforementioned "our" refers to the dreamers and doers who change the face of our country with their innovative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, courage or relentless pursuit of a better digital future. We call those individuals Digital Shapers. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Let us know, we would love to shine the spotlight on them. 

If you're a few skills short of being a Digital Shaper, our Boost Programme might be something for you. Each applicant may get up to 50% or CHF 1'000.– covered of their digital training. We're also working on a self-paced learning programme called Learn2Leap and are leading up to Digital Day with a 6 week pre-phase, where learning will be a key topic. 

Scroll down for more on learning, innovation and a career opportunity at digitalswitzerland: Member Relations Management (80-100%).

Please welcome our new members AdNovum, Uber and Effixis

Does your organisation want to join AdNovum, Uber, Effixis and over than 200 other organisations? In the lead up to our 5th consecutive Digital Day we have crafted a special offer that allows you to be a part of Digital Day and digitalswitzerland at a reduced price. Contact us here if you are interested.

Learn more about Membership

New learning programme: Learn2Leap 

We want you to benefit from key learnings from over 40+ transversal projects and collaboration with over 200 innovators. Sign-up below to be among the first to access our new self-paced learning programme, launching in mid-July. Learn2Leap is free for digitalswitzerland members.

Pre-register here

A new look for Swiss Digital Day

We are celebrating Digital Day's 5th anniversary with a fresh new look. Explore our brand new Digital Day website to find out more about this year's new concept. Join learning sessions and/or participate in discussions about what kind of digital future you wish for in the 6 weeks leading up to Digital Day, which will take place on 10 November 2021.

To the Digital Day website

Covid can't stop the young: 4% more freshmen in ICT vocational training programmes 

In 2020, 3'047 apprentices started a basic vocational training programme in ICT. This occurred in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the development of the Corona pandemic and expected hire freeze. The freshmen even increased by around 4% compared to the previous year. This has continued the success story of the redesigned ICT vocational training programme since 2010. 

More ICT facts

The Swiss Digital Initiate: A year in review

The SDI 2020 Annual Report is out now. In it we speak about the official launch of the Foundation at the WEF 2020, moving into Campus Biotech in International Geneva and working together with fantastic people and organisations to bring to life the first worldwide Digital Trust Label. 

Learn more

Receive up to CHF 1'000.– for your next digital training

As digitalisation is rapidly changing the way we work, staying up to speed is more important than ever. Apply to the Boost Programme and receive financial support for your digital skills in UX Writing, Microsoft Office Basics, SEO Bootcamps, Coding Classes, Digital Business 101 and much more. 

Apply today

Tell your Startup-Story, Switzerland is listening

We invite you to apply to the Digital Day Startup Battle, a competition showcasing Swiss made innovation to all of Switzerland. 15 applicants get the chance to pitch and one will be announced the winner of CHF 10’000.– and CHF 25’000.– in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits. 

Apply now

Digital Summit Liechtenstein is on 19 October 2021

Learn more about topics like digital transformation, cybersecurity and future of work from top-class speakers such as Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO of Kaspersky; Catrin Hinkel, Country General Manager Microsoft Schweiz; Sabine Monauni, Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein; and futurologist Joël Luc Cachelin.

Register

99% NO! 

The JUSO initiative deprives the start-up landscape of the financial means to invest in jobs and innovation. As a result, the incentive to invest in the Swiss innovation landscape will diminish. Start-ups will be relocated from Switzerland or will no longer be created here at all. This is why digitalswitzerland supports the campaign against the 99% initiative. 

Support the campaign

#DigitalShapers2021: Do you shape our digital future?

With #DigitalShapers2021 (in partnership with Bilanz and Handelszeitung) we are shining the spotlight on people with an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, those who foster innovation and are the driving force behind Switzerland's digital transformation. Who makes a difference? Nominate a Digital Shaper today, multiple entries and self nominations are welcome. Nomination closes on 20 June 2021.

Nominate a Digital Shaper

Reminder: Application for the Digital Economy Award closes soon! 

The application period for the Digital Economy Award 2021 runs until the end of the month. A jury of prominent experts from the digital economy is looking to award the most digitally mature companies in Switzerland and their most innovative projects. Read more in our press release (GER) or apply today.

Apply today

We are hiring: Member Relations Management (80-100%)

If you believe that digitalisation is key for a prosperous future of Switzerland, we hope our paths cross very soon: We are looking to fill the role mentioned above with someone who can build strong relationships and to help us develop our strategy so it continues to best serve our members. 

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Reading List

Every now and then we share thought-provoking pieces on how digitalisation shapes the world we live in. These are ideas worth sharing:

💭 Worries about Life in 2025
💻The staying power of our digital habits 
🌦Light and darkness of digitalisation (GER)
☁️ Horizons, the Swiss research magazine on virtual space
🎧 Podcast: L'invité de La Matinale - Daniel Curnier, auteur de "Vers une école éco-logique" (FR)

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