A smart society, made in Switzerland

#SwissAutonomousValley brings experts and visionary entrepreneurs together to create a one of a kind ecosystem to accelerate the development of autonomous systems.

A space for accelerated autonomous business.

#SwissAutonomousValley will be the leading digitalization initiative for autonomous systems worldwide. We accelerate the development and approval process of autonomous systems by replicating real cities in mirror worlds. We make testing locations available and organize incentive competitions to push the envelope in autonomous systems development.

A simple logic with a big impact

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Layer 1: Physical location

Permanent access to physical testing spaces

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Layer 2: Mirror World

Training of autonomous systems through leading simulation frameworks (e.g. NVIDIA ISAAC, Microsoft Airsim)

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Layer 3: Regulation Scenarios

Providing regulatory relevant scenarios that can be tested in both spaces and that allow the regulator to accept virtually tested elements in the approval process

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A central access to all autonomous zones in Switzerland

  • 1Zug

    • Urban environment
    • Ground and air systems (in- and outdoor)
    • In Collaboration with Tech Cluster Zug
  • 2Drone City, Dübendorf

    • Ground and air systems with a drone cage (in planning)
    • In collaboration with Innovation Park Zürich
  • 3Wangen an der Aare (in planning)

    • Test environment for civil protection (in- and outdoor)
    • In collaboration with Armasuisse
  • 4Lodrino (in planning)

    • Airfield for the test of air system
    • In collaboration with Fondazione Agire
  • 5Berner Oberland (in planning)

    • Rural environment
    • Ground and air systems
    • In Collaboration with the local community
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Autonomous systems enable Swiss Post to make processes and services in logistics and mobility more efficient, more time-independent, more ecological and more available. This includes, for example, our drones or robots. #SwissAutonomousValley is making an important contribution to our ability to develop tailor-made systems of this kind for Switzerland and, in cooperation with the authorities, to make them eligible for approval.

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Daniel Gerber

Head of Innovation, Swiss Post

Switzerland is world-leading in autonomous systems and robotics. Thanks to the Swiss Autonomous Valley we can further enhance this leadership, support startups and cooperates in the field, and attract partners from abroad. This exciting initiative will surely give a big boost to the field and generate high international visibility!

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Prof. Dr. Roland Siegwart

Director Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zürich

Switzerland has the world’s class robotics companies and research labs. The Swiss Autonomous Valley is the first step to create standardized tools with simulators and field test facilities, which will allow to boost advancements in robotics and collaboration between academia and industry.

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Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza

Director of the Robotics and Perception Group, University of Zurich

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Tangible use cases — close to business

There are already different projects in Switzerland. Several of our partners are testing autonomous systems in Switzerland. These projects explore different questions and aspects like maturity of the technology, regulation, impact on society and business cases.

With #SwissAutonomousValley we accelerate those cases and we’re planning to develop new business cases, e.g.

  • Drone delivery
  • Mailbox robot
  • Street cleaning

Partners

Partner Logo Wenger & Vieli
Partner Logo Swiss Post
Partner Logo Swisscom Switzerland
Partner Logo Microsoft Switzerland
Member Logo Tech Cluster Zug
Partner Logo ETH Zurich

Team

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Tobias Pforr

Managing Director
#SwissAutonomousValley

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Andrea Marazzo

Head Autonomous Delivery
Swiss Post

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Manfred Bacher

Business Developer
Swisscom

Roger Wüthrich

Roger Wüthrich-Hasenböhler

President of the Board
CDO, Swisscom

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Daniel Gerber

Vice-President of the Board
Head of Innovation, Swiss Post

Marianne Janik

Marianne Janik

Board Member
CEO, Microsoft Schweiz

Markus Farner

Markus Farner

Board Member
Head of Innovation, FOCA

Christian Wenger

Christian Wenger

Board Member
Partner, Wenger & Vieli

Burkhard Boeckem

Burkhard Boeckem

Board Member
CTO, Hexagon

Lukas André

Lukas André

Board Member
Head of Marketing, Tech Cluster Zug

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Roland Siegwart

Board Member
Head of Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich

Events

20.05.2020
Autonomous Community Meeting
Online
This event is the first of many autonomous meetings. Connecting with likeminded people and collectively moving the autonomous space forward.
05.10.2020
Startup Days
Bern
Game-changers & Change-makers from all around the world gathering around deep technology.
16.12.2020
Autonomous Network Meeting
TBD & Online
Meet the autonomous community in one location. Inspiring keynotes, networking and solution building. Date to be confirmed.

Become a partner

Central access to autonomous training facilities

Virtual training platform (in development)

One voice towards political decision-makers

Best-practice exchange

Solution oriented active networking