swissICT presents Digital Economy Award

Zurich – The industry association swissICT has presented this year’s Digital Economy Award. Awards were presented to individuals, organizations and companies in a total of six categories. The ten award-winners made it through to the final out of 32 competitors.

The winners of this year's Digital Economy Award were announced on November 16, swissICT, the organizer of the competition, announced in a press release. From a total of 32 individuals, organizations and companies in the final, the audience and jury selected the winners in a total of six categories. They were recognized for outstanding achievements in digitalization and digital transformation.

Tigen Pharma SA received the Digital Innovation of the Year award for its data supply chain for cancer therapies developed in collaboration with Elca Informatique SA. The spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, ANYbotics AG, was awarded the Next global Hot Thing prize for the scaling of its robot fleet.

Kantonsspital Baden and development partner Siemens Healthineers received the Digital Excellence Commercial award for "several years of stable and very impressive development towards digital excellence". IT Canton Aargau won the Digital Excellence Governance & NPO award for "clear transformation management, an entrepreneurial approach and stringent control mechanisms" in the digital transformation. Digio AG won the ICT Education Excellence prize with its training concept.

Claudio Hintermann, founder and CEO of Abacus from Wittenbach SG, was awarded The Pascal Prize "for his long-term and consistently innovative work on a national and international scale". The public voted Jessica Farda from the University of St.Gallen with her start-up Noriware in Lupfig AG and Lucas Renfer from the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Biel-based start-up Auto-Mate Robotics as NextGen Heroes. ce/hs

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