Swiss Tour October 2019 to February 2020 Open call January 7th to May 29th 2020 Jury selection June 2020 Workshops October 2020 Prize Ceremony November 2020 Incubation period and prototype validation November 2020 to November 2021

The Journey

The civicChallenge competition starts in January 2020 and finishes in November 2020. From November 2020 to November 2021, funded projects will go into the incubation period.

Swiss Tour
October 2019 to February 2020

Meet us at an initial event close to you so we can talk about public sector challenges and feed your creativity.

Open call
January 7th to May 29th 2020

Time to submit your project! Fill out our easy-access application with your innovative solution to solve a real problem in the public sector.

Jury selection
June 2020

And you’re IN! A high level jury will select 10 ideas. The 10 teams behind it will be invited to a 5 day workshop with the best professionals in public sector innovation.

Workshops
October 2020

Time to get to work! Together with innovation and public sector experts we leave for the Swiss Alps for a week to pull out the best of your idea and turn it into a viable project.

Prize Ceremony
November 2020

The Jury will select 4 to 5 projects as finalists that will receive a reward. For the others, they will have their project presented on the “civicChallenge Day” and gain visibility throughout Switzerland.

Incubation period and
prototype validation
November 2020 to November 2021

civicChallenge and experts will accompany your project through its incubation phase until it can fly on its own! The goal is to get a usable prototype that will be available for everyone.