GovTech Hackathon 2024

  • Hackathon
  • Public Sector

14. – 15.03.2024 @ Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (BIT), Eichenweg 3, Zollikofen, fully booked

It’s time for GovTech Hackathon 2.0 at the Federal Chancellery! The 2024 edition of the event will be held on 14 and 15 March, focusing on ‘Networked Switzerland’. Public administration staff will work with external contributors to find digital networking solutions. Meet developers, experts and enthusiasts from the administration, business and civil society, and work together on our society’s digital foundation.

The GovTech Hackathon 2024 will cover a range of topics including innovative solutions in data interchange and data use, digital government services for civil society and companies, the networking of public administration with science, and the use of artificial intelligence.

The GovTech Hackathon gives us two days to work together on real-world challenges – with the common goal of finding solutions for a networked Switzerland. The hackathon is fully booked. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date on a possible next edition.

Challenges and ideas

Health. Climate. Food. Check out the challenges related to government data that will be pitched and tackled during the hackathon:

Program and further information

The hackathon starts on Thu, 14.03, 09.00 and lasts until Fri, 15.03, approx. 18.00. It will be moderated in German (and French). Most of the time, participants will work in their respective teams, where they can choose a language (e.g. English). Food will be provided during the hackathon. The costs for accommodation will not be covered.

Thursday, 14 March

from 08:00Check-in, coffee and croissantsEntrance
09:00Welcome and informationConference Hall
09:30Challenge pitchesConference Hall
11:00Team building3rd Floor
11:30Hacking3rd Floor
11:30 – 13:00LunchRestaurant BIT (Eichenweg 1)
13:30Hacking3rd Floor
15:00Mentoring (optional)3rd Floor
17:45Check-out3rd Floor
18:00Drinks & Sandwiches3rd Floor
open endHacking3rd Floor

Friday, 15 March

from 07:30Check-in, coffee and croissants, hacking3rd Floor
11:00 – 14:00Mentoring (optional)Conference Hall
11:30 – 13:00LunchRestaurant Ginko
16:00PresentationsConference Hall
17:15ApéroRestaurant Ginko
17:45Jury DecisionRestaurant Ginko
The GovTech Hackathon will take place at the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (BIT). Image: Nulleins

The hackathon is being run by the Federal Chancellery’s DTI Sector with the support of