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Simulation-based strategy development to relieve the burden on Swiss emergency services

Swiss emergency care has been in the spotlight not only since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Emergency departments throughout the country are coming under increasing pressure due to continuously rising patient numbers – this is also referred to as the emergency department crowding effect. It therefore seems inevitable to adapt the structure of emergency […]


Digital school during the Covid19 crisis (1) – A situation analysis

The health crisis has shown us how important teachers are. After decades of a steady decline in the reputation of teachers, we have had their irreplaceability demonstrated to us. On the one hand, children at home were a great burden for many parents, on the other hand, there was great variation in the quality of […]


Extending the lifetime of mobile devices to reduce their environmental impact: a glimpse on the project LIFESAVING

Mobile Internet-enabled devices (MIEDs) such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets have become a crucial part of our lives. However, the environmental impact of MIEDs is significant and expected to increase markedly in the years to come due to the growing number of devices sold everyyear1. Their main impacts, be it on climate change or material […]


What can we learn from Covid19?

The public sector faces formidable challenges. These have become more prominent as a result of the Corona pandemic. Now we must also use the crisis as an opportunity, writes our author and project manager at www.civicchallenge.chChe Wagner and calls for a workshop for innovative solutions in administration. We humans have undoubtedly become witnesses to numerous […]


Sufficiency: the missing ingredient for sustainable digitalisation

Digitalisation is often depicted as a silver bullet to address sustainability issues, due to its potential to decarbonise the global economy and energy supply and to dematerialise production and consumption. Efficiency gains of digital technologies are unparalleled, digital services can be provided at low energy costs, and sustainable practices, such as sharing, are made easier […]


Sustainability in the digital space

Sustainability, already a multi-layered topic in itself, becomes a multi-dimensional consideration of IT against the backdrop of the digital space in addition to the common division into the sustainability dimensions of ecology, social and economy. Two of the three perspectives in particular are currently being discussed more broadly in business but also in research. Therefore, […]