The staatslabor aims at supporting the development of a more contemporary public sector in line with users’ needs. We collaborate with public and semi-public institutions as well as associations and foundations. Here are some examples of recent or ongoing collaborations.

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A playful alcohol prevention campaign supported by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Between the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, staatslabor implemented a concept which had already proven its effectiveness abroad, the Dry January campaign. The initiative was adapted for the Swiss context in collaboration with key alcohol prevention organisations and extensive user testing. The campaign was a great success, with about a million participants in its first edition.

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Participative strategy process, Swiss National Library

In close collaboration with the National Library’s management, the staatslabor designs and implements a participatory process to update the institution's strategy in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.


staatsBox: a new tool for public innovation

Our staatsBox is an entrepreneurial tool specifically designed for public servants. It is currently in prototyping and will be available shortly. Feel free to let us know if you are interested, so we can keep you updated (more).

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New strategy “Digital Switzerland”, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

In 2018, the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) commissioned the staatslabor to support the process of updating Switzerland’s national strategy on digitisation and new technologies.


Culture of collaboration at the children and adult protection office, Canton Vaud 

Since 2018, staatslabor has been supporting the children and adult protection authority in the implementation of a more agile and user-oriented work culture.


Collaboration with foundation Bibliomedia 

Bibliomedia, foundation under public law, promotes reading and public libraries. The staatslabor offers its know-how in innovation processes to support the foundation's efforts.

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Collaboration with the city of Zurich

The staatslabor has repeatedly had the opportunity to provide the City of Zurich with input on public innovation (artificial intelligence, behavioural science and organisational structures). In particular, we have worked with executives of the Finance Department and the City Council.