As an insurance company, Allianz supports people by safeguarding them and assuming their risks. Because we believe it is better to go through life with courage. What we mean principally is day-to-day courage, the new job, the spontaneous trip, the decision to start a family – or not to. And if something goes wrong, we are the ideal partner to provide security in the various spheres of life. As the leading motor vehicle insurer, we also greatly value innovative mobility solutions. By partnering eDays Zurich, we aim to support technical progress, to position our commitment to climate protection as well as to drive the future of mobility forward. Because courage means believing in innovation.
digitalswitzerland is a combined initiative by business, public and academic institutions which aims to establish Switzerland as a leading international centre of digital innovation. digitalswitzerland is already active in a wide range of fields, including knowledge transfer, education, start-up ecosystems and political frameworks. The association’s members include over 100 of the most prominent companies, organisations and innovative locations in Switzerland. The initiative was founded in 2015.
Mobility that is simultaneously climate-friendly, energy efficient and affordable. This is one of the central topics of research and training at ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich views the Formula-E race in Zurich as an opportunity to discuss the topic of future mobility within a broader context. This is why it acts as a partner to the official supporting programme of the race, eDays.
LGT is the world’s largest privately-owned private banking and asset management group. It is wholly-owned by a business family – the Princely House of Liechtenstein. A long-term and forward-looking mindset and strategy are integral parts of its corporate culture. For this reason LGT supports Formula E, the international motor sport series for electric cars. It sponsors the team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, thereby helping to promote the further development of e-mobility.
Sunrise Communications Group AG (Sunrise) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich and is the leading challenger in the Swiss telecommunications market. Sunrise is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, offering its mobile, Internet, TV and landline services to private and business customers.
Innovationspark Zürich has created a new platform for research, development and innovation on the site of Dübendorf Airport. This promotes cooperation and the exchange of knowledge between the distinguished Zurich universities, research institutions and universities of applied science as well as private sector businesses. The aim is to support and accelerate the implementation of research results in marketable products and services. The Innovationspark Zürich Foundation is responsible for establishing and operating this. It was founded in September 2015 by the Canton of Zurich, the ETH Zurich and the Zurich Cantonal Bank. It is further supported by the University of Zurich, Empa as well as the Cities of Zurich and Dübendorf.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are selforganized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Kraftwerk is Switzerland’s newest innovation and collaboration space. Located in the heart of Zurich, Kraftwerk offers project and meeting rooms, event space, as well as a lively, public café in a re-built electric power plant. It is the optimal location for innovation and sustainable collaboration between corporates, startups, freelancers and creatives. Kraftwerk is a joint initiative of Impact Hub Zürich, digitalswitzerland, Engagement Migros and ewz. The four partners share the strong belief that real successes are only possibly through open ecosystems. Digital transformation calls for accessible, collaborative and creative platforms, where innovative solutions can grow.
Impact Hub Zürich is a community with over 950 innovators, startups & corporate partners. It follows the vision of creating a thriving innovation ecosystem where people collaborate across organizations, cultures and generations to solve the grand challenges of our time. Impact Hub Zürich operates three coworking spaces and Kraftwerk, all centrally located in Zürich. It is part of the global Impact Hub network including around 15,000 members in about 90 Impact Hubs all over the world, with currently three Impact Hubs in Switzerland.
FIA Smart Cities
Cities around the world are currently rethinking their urban policies, with a focus on sustainability and mobility plays a central role in this process. On the path to reaching sustainable development targets, transport authorities seek innovative solutions to meet a growing mobility demand and tackle existing urban mobility issues: pollution, congestion and road safety hazards are some of the problems cities face in the process of rapid urbanization. The FIA Smart Cities initiative was launched in 2017 to encourage the relevant stakeholders to address these pressing concerns and discuss potential solutions to fill the gaps in modern mobility systems.