GovTech Hackathon

At the GovTech Hackathon in Bern on 23 and 24 March 2023, participants will work together to create, improve and test electronic interfaces (APIs) in use by public authorities in Switzerland. It will be an opportunity to meet developers, experts and interested parties from the administration, business and civil society, and help develop our society’s digital foundations. Sign up now!


GovTech aims to simplify processes in all kinds of areas. Companies should be able to process their VAT invoices automatically. Civil society can follow what is happening in Parliament in real time. Property developers should be able to submit planning applications electronically and check their status online. On 23 and 24 March, users and developers of administration programming interfaces will come together in Bern. During the two-day session, participants will develop prototypes of new APIs, improve existing ones and design applications that can make use of them.

In short, they will be helping to lay the digital foundations for our society: electronic interfaces, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), form the basis for digital public services. Thanks to these interfaces, businesses, the public, but also public authorities themselves can exchange data and services and develop their own digital applications.

At the GovTech Hackathon, participants will work together for two days on specific challenges with the aim of making digital public services as user-friendly, intuitive, interoperable and sustainable as possible.

The hackathon will take place at BIT in Zollikofen (Eichenweg 3), sign up until March 15 for free.

Ideas and challenges wanted!

Mobility? Finance? Climate? Do you have ideas or challenges in mind related to government APIs that you would like to tackle together with other participants? Check out the challenge guidelines and submit your challenge for the GovTech Hackathon by 6 February. We will then get in touch with you.

The hackathon is being run by the Federal Chancellery's DTI Sector with the support of


Federal Council

Digital Transformation and ICT Steering DTI Sector

Monbijoustrasse 91
3003 Bern

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