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On 8 December, the Federal Council took a number of decisions regarding digital transformation. Firstly, it approved two strategies that deal with the digital future of the Swiss authorities: the Digital Administration Switzerland Strategy and the Digital…

Press releases 08.12.2023

Federal Council sets path for Switzerland’s digital transformation

On 8 December, the Federal Council took a number of decisions regarding digital transformation. Firstly, it approved two strategies that deal with the digital future of the Swiss authorities: the Digital Administration Switzerland Strategy and the Digital Federal Administration Strategy. Secondly, the Federal Council adopted the updated Digital Switzerland Strategy for 2024 and defined the new focus themes.

The Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee met on 20 November, with Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider chairing the meeting and Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr in attendance. At the meeting, representatives from politics, business, science and…

News 20.11.2023

Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee: Legislation should promote digitalisation

The Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee met on 20 November, with Federal Councillor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider chairing the meeting and Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr in attendance. At the meeting, representatives from politics, business, science and civil society discussed some of the legal hurdles faced in the digital transformation process. A favourable legal framework is essential to furthering the process of digitalisation.

What can we do to promote digital sovereignty? That was the question addressed by the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis. Digital sovereignty is a focus theme of the Digital Switzerland Strategy.

News 30.10.2023

Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee: digital sovereignty

What can we do to promote digital sovereignty? That was the question addressed by the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis. Digital sovereignty is a focus theme of the Digital Switzerland Strategy.

The Digital Switzerland Unit, part of the Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Division (DTI), now publishes posts on social media about activities related to the Federal Council's ‘Digital Switzerland’ strategy. Follow us on LinkedIn…

11.09.2023

Digital Switzerland on social media

The Digital Switzerland Unit, part of the Federal Chancellery’s Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Division (DTI), now publishes posts on social media about activities related to the Federal Council's ‘Digital Switzerland’ strategy. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. If you have any news worth reporting from your specific field that is suitable for these social media channels, get in touch. Suggestions and comments to digitale-schweiz@bk.admin.ch are welcome.

The Federal Council and Parliament want to drive forward digital transformation in the healthcare sector. At the meeting of the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee on 17 August, chaired by President Alain Berset and attended by Federal Chancellor Walter…

17.08.2023

Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee: Exchange on national programme for digitalisation in the healthcare sector

The Federal Council and Parliament want to drive forward digital transformation in the healthcare sector. At the meeting of the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee on 17 August, chaired by President Alain Berset and attended by Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr, key players from the healthcare sector exchanged views on the problems of digitalisation and on the planned national DigiSanté programme.

The Federal Chancellery held its first GovTech Innovation Exchange. Participants from the federal administration worked together with Swiss start-ups to develop ideas and proposed solutions to concrete challenges.

05.07.2023

First GovTech Innovation Exchange

The Federal Chancellery held its first GovTech Innovation Exchange. Participants from the federal administration worked together with Swiss start-ups to develop ideas and proposed solutions to concrete challenges.

At the meetings of the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee, experts, chaired by a Federal Councillor, discuss a focus theme in depth. The dates for each focus theme have now been set.

News 20.06.2023

Dates 2023 for Advisory Board meetings

At the meetings of the Digital Switzerland Advisory Committee, experts, chaired by a Federal Councillor, discuss a focus theme in depth. The dates for each focus theme have now been set.

The Federal Chancellery held its first public hackathon for the digital transformation of Switzerland on March 2023. Around 130 participants worked on solutions in the area of electronic interfaces. The results are available to the public.

31.05.2023

First GovTech Hackathon

The Federal Chancellery held its first public hackathon for the digital transformation of Switzerland on March 2023. Around 130 participants worked on solutions in the area of electronic interfaces. The results are available to the public.

With the GovTech Innovation Exchange, the Swiss Federal Administration is looking for innovative solutions to the current challenges of digital transformation. Various offices of the Federal Administration have submitted a challenge. We are now looking for…

Event 19.04.2023

GovTech Innovation Exchange 2023

With the GovTech Innovation Exchange, the Swiss Federal Administration is looking for innovative solutions to the current challenges of digital transformation. Various offices of the Federal Administration have submitted a challenge. We are now looking for startups with ideas for solutions to these challenges.

The Federal Chancellery's GovTech Hackathon will take place in Bern on 23 and 24 March 2023. Take the opportunity to build, improve and use electronic interfaces (APIs) of the Swiss administration - and to exchange ideas with developers, experts and interested…

Event 26.01.2023

GovTech Hackathon in Bern

The Federal Chancellery's GovTech Hackathon will take place in Bern on 23 and 24 March 2023. Take the opportunity to build, improve and use electronic interfaces (APIs) of the Swiss administration - and to exchange ideas with developers, experts and interested parties from the administration, business and civil society. Register now.

The Federal Council approved the new Digital Switzerland Strategy on 16 December 2022. The strategy has been streamlined and now contains annually changing focus themes that are determined by the Federal Council. The focus themes address issues in which the…

Press releases 16.12.2022

New strategy for Digital Switzerland

The Federal Council approved the new Digital Switzerland Strategy on 16 December 2022. The strategy has been streamlined and now contains annually changing focus themes that are determined by the Federal Council. The focus themes address issues in which the Federal Council sees a particular priority for digital Switzerland. For 2023, the focus themes are: digitalisation-friendly legislation, digitalisation in the health sector and digital sovereignty.