Accelerating the Development of the Swiss Innovation Ecosystem
Making Switzerland a Leading Digital Innovation Hub. Worldwide!
digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, multi-stakeholder initiative created from the shared vision of its over 150 members to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading innovation hub.
By engaging government, business, academia and the public, digitalswitzerland creates a platform to lead Switzerland forward.
Based on the inital collaboration with Digital Switzerland, Strategy Tools expanded the collaboration to a large number of Swiss ecosystem builders, economic development agencies, business schools and accelerators.
Over the course of three days, in February 2020, more than 30 different Swiss organizations joined a series of Discovery Workshops to explore how the Strategy Tools methodology could support and accelerate the swiss entrepreneurial ecosystem.
How can a rapidly evolving ecosystem build more depth and better shared language across many different stakeholders?
How can new solutions and new technology help develop a stronger, world-class ecosystem?
How can new tools and simulations be implemented faster to accelerate the development of the Swiss innovation ecosystem?
Over three days, in St. Gallen and Zurich, the expert group of participants worked through the leading edge solutions from Strategy Tools.
Scale Up! With the supporting tools and digital apps was a superb match for early-stage and growth companies. Numerous accelerators wanted to deploy these tools into their own programs.
Transform! With the brand-new BTC – Building the Transformational Company toolset, was a genuine eye-opener for many, as we dove into the challenges of strategic transformation in large Swiss firms.
In February 2020, a series of advanced-level training workshops were held with national ecosystem leaders, accelerator CEOs, investors, business angels and economic development agencies.
In the words of one of the co-facilitators, Maarten Korz, the ‘crème de la crème’ of the Swiss ecosystem got together to explore some of the key ecosystem challenges.
- Aligned ecosystem builders on brand new tools and solutions to implement widely across the Swiss ecosystem
- Serious interest in learning more and mastering these new scale up tools for accelerators
- Multiple partnerships evolving to support the large-scale implementation of these solutions in Switzerland
“In only a couple of hours we learned a lot, with high intensity and going very much in-depth. I’d love to run this with our startups.”
digitalswitzerland x Strategy Tools Workshop
digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, multi-stakeholder initiative created from the shared vision of its over 150 members to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading innovation hub. By engaging government, business, academia and the public, digitalswitzerland creates a platform to lead Switzerland forward. Check out digitalswitzerland’s website.