Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development.
To be ready for the future - in Switzerland as well - we need innovative solutions driven by the Kickstart Focus Area Smart City & Technology.
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050 (UN). In Switzerland, buildings consume around 50% of the overall energy and produce around a quarter of the country's CO2 emissions and the mobility sector consumes near 38% of the country’s overall energy and produces about 39% of the CO2 emissions (SFOE).
The overarching goal is to advance smart technology solutions that increase the sustainability, connectivity, productivity, and resilience of Swiss businesses and cities. Through their technologies and products, the startups solve specific Innovation Challenges defined by Swiss corporations and cities in different focus areas.
The Smart City Journey 2021 will feature a series of innovation events hosted by Smart City & Technology finalist startups and Swiss organizations in different locations across Switzerland.