World Café and Follow-up-Workshops: Shaping a Sustainable Digital World

Between December 2020 and March 2021, online follow-up-workshops to the event "Shaping a sustainable digital world" on May 8 will take place, in which participants have developed ideas on how to shape a sustainable digital world. The follow-up-workshops will each focus on one topic area. The workshops are open to all interested parties and aim at project development, team building and the identification of financing possibilities. They will take the form of World Cafés and project-related group workshops.

03.02.2021, 13:30-17:30 o'clock – Online (Zoom)

The starting point

Against the background of the megatrends digitization and climate change, the BFH had been commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) to investigate the opportunities and challenges that arise in connection with digitization in the environmental sector and what action needs to be taken. The results of this study have given rise to a campaign on the topic of "Shaping a Sustainable Digital World", whose highlight so far has been the virtual Policy-Kitchen workshop on May 8, 2020 (find everything on the workshop here).

The series of workshops

The project ideas developed in the workshop of 8 May 2020 will now be built on in several follow-up-workshops to be held between December 2020 and March 2021. The workshops are open to all interested parties and aim at project development, team building and the identification of financing opportunities. The workshops take the form of World Cafés and project-related group workshops.

The next workshop on "Labelling & Sensitization: Sufficiency, Collective Action" will take place on 3 February 2021. 

Labelling & Sensitization

Environmental Data & Information

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  • Start date 03.02.2021, 13:30-17:30 o'clock
  • Place Online (Zoom)


Programme and Further Information

Time Program



Keynote on Design Thinking


Tables topic voting

14.25 World Café



Conceptual work in teams

17.20 Exchange in the plenary



Workshop Date Project ideas* Moderator

Circular Economy:

Methodological Approaches & Sharing and Repairing




December 2, 2020


Research on circular economy, Incentives for circular economy in electronic goods, Inkubator «Digital+Nachhaltig», Use digital design thinking to find solutions for a sustainable future


Rücknahme von IT-Geräten, Sharing-Plattform mit Punkten, Werkzeug-Selecta-Kasten, Using the sharing emerging in the corona crisis to continue sharing, Neuartiger Reparaturservice

Tin Huynh

Labelling & Sensitization:
Environmental Data & Information

January 20, 2021


Klimavignette fürs Auto, Klimadaten im öffentlichen Raum visualisieren, Etablierung eines Swiss Climate Index (SCI), Green Cumulus / Supercard Beat Estermann

Labelling & Sensitization: Sufficiency, Collective Action

February 3, 2021


#politchallenge for sufficiency, Sustainability and sufficiency - from shared attitudes to collective action, Swiss competition for best post-fossil society Anja Wüst

Labelling & Sensitization:

Electronic Devices and Apps

February 24 2021


Labelling of repairability of electronic devices, Improve awareness of energy usage of smartphones, Prendre conscience des conséquences de l’usage des écrans connectés pour l’environnement à travers les applications, Digital apps can make everyone aware of their impact, IKT-Design-Richtlinie tbd.
My Green Data Projects

March 10, 2021


Crowd-Sourcing von Klimadaten, Citizen Participation in Biomonitoring Beat Estermann


* Listed are the project ideas from the May workshop; within the different thematic areas, participants are free to combine several project ideas or to develop new ones.

Deane Harder

Deane Harder

Deane Harder is a lecturer for innovation and sustainability at the Institute for Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship at Bern University of Applied Sciences. As a trained biologist, he worked in the transdisciplinary field of biomimetics for several years before becoming a management consultant for strategy and operations, and also corporate development. His teaching and research focus is on design thinking and behavioral economics.



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