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The Public Innovation Jungle: swiss made software Annual Review 2015

Thursday 28.04.2016

swiss made software is able to look back on a successful 2015. The number of supporters rose to 245. With the theme of “Public Innovation”, the focus is clearly on activities within Switzerland, where numerous Swiss-made companies are working to create the right digital connections between citizens, authorities, and between different authorities.

Public innovation

This was impressively documented in the fourth edition of our book series, “swiss made software – vol. 4 Public Innovation”. The book was created in cooperation with the E-Government Institute at Bern University of Applied Sciences and a number of additional partners. The book was broadly promoted to the public at large and distributed at numerous events and to many universities and academic institutions. The publication was accompanied by a three-part event series held in cooperation with Abraxas Informatik.

The events were positively received as can be seen in the linked reviews.

International Activities

Working together with Switzerland Global Enterprise, we organized a business trip to New York for entrepreneurs. This opportunity allowed Swiss companies to learn more about the US market and the latest developments in the US fintech market.

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is grateful for the positive cooperation with swiss made software. We complement each other perfectly in our mission to support Swiss ICT companies in their international activities.” Sandra Tobler, Trade Commissioner / Subject Matter Expert ICT for S-GE.

swiss made software’s managing partner, Christian Walter, visited Brazil in November. In response to an invitation from SGE, he gave a series of talks at local tech parks in Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre.


In September the Swiss Federal Council approved the ‘Swissness’ bill, as drafted by the Swiss Parliament.

This makes that which swiss made software has been doing for the past five years official: 60 percent of a product must come from Switzerland for it to be called Swiss-made. The cut-off point was previously 50 percent. Thus, nothing actually changes for our supporters, as we have already been applying these conditions for many years.

swiss made software adds its voice to those opposing the amendment to the Swiss Federal Act on the Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications (BÜPF).

This decision was made on the basis of democratic and economic concerns. Details can be found here.

As part of the introduction of our new CMS, we have added a blog. Articles from our books will be published here one after the other and linked to the profiles of our supporters.

Next steps

In 2016 the focus is on fintech: We published our new book on this subject, “swiss made software – vol. 5 Fintech”, at the beginning of March. We will hold two events on this subject over the course of the year.

In the media

Interviews from vol. 4 – Public innovation have been published on (Franz GrüterFélix MauronHannes GassertThomas Flatt).

We have also continued our swiss made software series in Swiss IT Magazine. An article on fintech was also published here.

The Swiss IT Magazine reported on our evernts: June 2015 – Cutting Edge Services in Zurich, September 2015 – Public Innovation in Bern.

The activities of our label have also been mentioned in a variety of places: