Smart Working & Living - Briefing

Smart working & living executive workshop

The Smart Working & Living workshops are dedicated to the themes of design, technology and IOT. They bring together leaders in the field to define strategic R&D guidelines for innovation projects, scouting and research initiatives of a future LifestyleTech Competence Center.

The workshops aim to identify the innovation requirements between and within companies in the sector, build bridges across different economic areas, including between investors and brands/retailers/manufacturers and also to connect all these businesses with upcoming and valid start-ups/scale-ups. The workshops represent an initial step towards the development of a LifestyleTech Competence Center, which would benefit all industry stakeholders within Switzerland and beyond.



The start-ups selected during the previous workshop will be invited to pitch during this closed-door exclusive location in Switzerland. Participants will be able to select those most interesting for potential collaboration as well as confer an award on the best ones, including office space from the Dagorà Hub.

Workshop members will be guests at an ad-hoc Smart Working & Living event the day following the VIP dinner, where they may share their innovation projects and meet other brands, retailers, investors, universities, tech companies and start-ups.



  • Education: Free access to a series of educational workshops, dinners and events
  • Connect and share insights: Connect investors from Private Equity, VC , Family Office and holdings with C-level Directors of large innovative corporations to evaluate and access entrepreneurs and disruptive technologies
  • Fund R&D projects: Access to public funding to perform R&D activities in Switzerland with local and international research centers and universities
  • Open innovation: Define guidelines for the start-up/scale up scoutings. Definition of research criteria, participation to the scale up selections and participation to the meet up awards


07 April 2020



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