Since 2017, the staatslabor has been supporting the state in becoming more collaborative, courageous, and open, so that it can serve society in the digital age.

The challenges we face as a society have changed. And with them, the public administration needs to change to remain effective and able to act.

We are currently experiencing three developments that are putting the state under pressure to take action. 

First, we are in an age of multiple crises. It is unlikely that we will return to the relative calm of earlier decades.

Second, we have definitely arrived in the age of exponential technological change. The speed of technological change will only increase in the foreseeable future.

Third, the expectations of citizens and employees towards the state are rising. Those who are used to convenient services have less and less understanding when interactions with the public sector do not run just as smoothly. The same applies to the expectations of current and future employees.

The public administration must change the way it looks, thinks, and acts in order to remain efficient, effective and able to act in the future. 

That's why we work with Swiss public administrations on innovation projects, offer a home for public administration pioneers, and advance the debate on public administration. We have the great privilege of working together with countless dedicated managers and employees on shaping the public administration of tomorrow every day.

We are organized as a non-profit association that is politically and denominationally neutral. The staatslabor is financed through consulting services for the public sector and through contributions from philanthropic foundations.