Through close cooperation with the scientific community and the private sector, the SDC exploits the full potential of new technologies for poverty reduction. The SDC promotes innovative technological approaches to increase the effectiveness of its projects worldwide. New technologies offer enormous opportunities both for humanitarian aid and for sustainable development, but they also entail risks. This is why the SDC always combines innovation with education and good governance wherever it operates.
Tech4Good: effective partnerships with the private sector and academia
Technologies co-developed in Switzerland are improving the living conditions of millions of people in areas such as agricultural technology, healthcare, disaster resilience and access to resources. This is made possible by the innovative research conducted at ETH Zurich and EPFL as well as by international Swiss start-ups and Swiss companies with global operations. Tech4Good's commitment is making a significant contribution to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.