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How can digital platforms enhance circular economy practices in value chain networks?

The emergence of digital technologies (DTs) to promote circular practices across all industries plays a key role to tackle challenges we currently face to overcome climate change. In this context, digital platforms are an effective tool to unite different technologies and strengthen information flows between stakeholders of common and cross-sectorial value chains. The first platforms […]


The Future of Democracy: Why the Trends of Participation and Deliberation Give Hope

What can be done when citizens do not trust their governments or do not exercise their rights of participation? Innovative approaches are needed and are being tested worldwide, including in Switzerland. The second article from the project “Demokratielabor Basel” gives an insight into new forms of citizen participation and their promise for the democracy of […]


How technology helps us navigate around the data protection icebergs

Privacy enhancing technologies ensure that the security risks of processing customer data remain manageable, your customer data is protected against old and new threat scenarios in compliance with the law, and your data use initiatives stay on track. In the first part of this article, we noted that data protection laws are getting stricter and […]


Exploring democracy 2.0 with experiments

From fuzzy voting to liquid feedback – how much change does democracy need? The project “Democracy Lab Basel” by BFH Wirtschaft and Smart Regio Basel investigates the challenges of political participation and how democratic structures and processes in Switzerland can be modernised. The researchers have some suggestions – an insight into the newly launched project. […]


How routine clinical data help with quality measurements in hospitals

The advancing digitalisation in hospitals means that clinical data are increasingly available electronically in the hospital information system. These data have so far been used for internal quality measurements, but hardly for external comparison with other hospitals. The potential for the latter was investigated within the framework of the “Vis(q)ual Data” project. In Switzerland, healthcare […]