Public authorities promote and operate reliable and resilient physical as well as digital infrastructures.
Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
19 Measures (continously updated)
Creating the basic conditions for multimodal mobility services
Establishing the basic conditions for the operation of automated and networked vehicles in passenger and goods transport
Automated and networked mobility can contribute to more efficient use of infrastructure and improved transport safety. For automated and networked vehicles to operate, basic conditions must be established which enable the opportunities to be exploited and which at the same time minimise the associated risks.
The following activities are included:…
The radio industry's DigiMig agreement
Support for digitalisation of radio broadcasting through implementation of the radio industry's DigiMig agreement.
Implementation work on Energy Strategy 2050
Within the framework of Energy Strategy 2050 and the electricity legislation (Electricity Supply Act, Electricity Supply Ordinance) the first framework conditions were stipulated for the digitalisation of the industry and the development of intelligent electricity networks (smart grids). In particular the following areas are regulated: the introduction…
Revision of the Electricity Supply Act
Launch of a dialogue platform on digitalisation in energy
In order to support progressive digitalisation in the energy industry and to overcome obstacles, knowledge transfer regarding various topics across a multiplicity of interests groups is essential. To this end, a platform is to be created on which selected subjects of particular significance can be addressed in greater depth with the most important…
Federal Electronic Identification Services Act
A state-recognised electronic system for proof of identification (E-ID) enables Swiss residents to prove their identity online by digital means. This allows administrative and business processes to be carried out without media discontinuity, which saves time and money.
The state issues the e-ID and arranges the operation of the required trust…
ETH mobility initiative
Targeted research and training assets. Investment in know-how as a contribution to the development of the Swiss mobility system. Main contents of the initiative: broadening of research skills (creation of approximately 2 to 4 new Chairs of approximately 10 to 20 researchers each), creation of a "mobility centre" (platform to promote cooperation between…
Automated wagonload freight
The combination of conventional automation technology and rapidly developing digital technology is expected to enable the establishment of a (partially) automated wagonload freight network. In addition to the primary goal of substantial improvements in efficiency, the transparency of the logistics chain will also be increased, transport times will…
National Data Infrastructure and Electromobility
An important success factor for the spread of electric cars and for increasing efficiency in transport is the availability of public charging stations. On behalf of the Federal Council, the Federal Administration is therefore assuming a coordinating role. The SFOE has set up a non-discriminatory national data infrastructure for electromobility (DIEMO),…
Development of "SmartGridReady" label to support communication between grid and building
The measure is intended to promote simple, obstacle-free communication between building technology components and the electricity grid.
The primary objective is to support intelligent grid use as a prerequisite for grid stability in an increasingly complex electricity grid.
This is to be achieved by defining requirements for communication…
Roadmap Digitisation in Parliament
Implementation of Motion 17.4026, S. Frehner:
"The administrative delegation is instructed to press ahead with the digitisation of the Council and committee operations and to issue the parliamentary services with the necessary mandates for this. The parliamentary services shall submit an implementation plan with deadlines and a budget to the…
Design of programme to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector – DigiSanté
On 4 May 2022, the Federal Council instructed the FDHA (FOPH, FSO) ‘to develop a programme to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector in collaboration with the FCh (DTI), the EAER, the FDF, the DDPS and Digital Public Services Switzerland (DPSS). The programme and the guarantee credit required for implementation will be submitted…
Developing the .swiss internet domain
The Swiss federal government has managed URLs with the .swiss ending since 2016. In addition to the .ch country code top-level domain, the .swiss ending offers another possibility to create a web presence, such as a website or email address, with a clear connection to Switzerland. This maintains a higher level of security.
The 2023 revision…
National Data Streams for a Swiss ecosystem in personalised medicine
The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and the ETH Domain are currently launching a large initiative to support the Digital Switzerland strategy in the health sector. The National Data Streams is a joint programme of the Personalised Health and Related Technologies…
Harmonization and digitization of Swiss payment traffic
The Swiss financial center will continue to drive forward the harmonization and digitization of payment traffic in the coming years. The existing schemes, processes, formats and receipts will be continuously simplified and standardized or replaced and new ones will be introduced. The aim is to make seamless payment processes even simpler and faster…
Simplifying processes in construction through better data interoperability (BIM)
With the BIM (Building Information Modelling) method, a standard is establishing itself that improves processes in the construction industry. This measure explains the success models, standards and requirements for the reusability of information in the construction industry from the perspective of public building owners. Different use cases in the…
Support for the implementation of the federal government's data science strategy
The Confederation is currently implementing a data science strategy which, among other things, envisages making greater use of methods from the field of artificial intelligence for policy-making in the federal administration. Researchers from ETH Zurich and EPFL are actively involved in implementing the follow-up mandates decided by the Federal Council.…
Working aids for digitalisation-friendly law
The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) provides legislative bodies with auxiliary and working tools. These are available on the FOJ website.
Related focus topic
Digitalisation in the healthcare sector
Healthcare institutions and professionals are better connected; the emphasis is on the multiple use of data. In order to promote an interoperable healthcare system based on a transparent data ecosystem, and to implement specific measures and projects, a programme is to be developed to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector.