• Lugano Digital Days is part of the digitaltag.swiss initiative organised nationally by Digital Switzerland.

    Lugano Living Lab is the partner of Digital Switzerland that coordinates the Digital Days in Lugano.

    See the Digital Day Lugano 2019: Lugano Digital Day 2019

    The Swiss Digital Days 2020 have brought the Swiss population closer to digitisation. For the fourth time now, interested parties have been able to find out more, take an active part in discussions on current issues and learn practical digital skills for everyday life. This year, particular attention was paid to how digitisation can contribute to making Switzerland more economically, socially and ecologically sustainable. In the first week of November 2020, more than 150 free events were scheduled to take place online at digitaltag.swiss/en/ and throughout the country. More than 20 venues attended: Aarau, Basel, Bern, Biel, Brig, Grenchen, Lachen, Lausanne, Lugano, Martigny, Neuchâtel, Olten, Schwyz, Sierre, Sion, Solothurn, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Vaduz, Winterthur, Yverdon, Zermatt and Zurich. The Swiss Digital Days are also supported by over 60 partners from the economic, scientific and public sectors. The main partners are APG|SGA, Google, Ringier, SBB, Scholtysik & Partner and Swisscom.
    About digitalswitzerland digitalswitzerland digitalswitzerland is a joint initiative bringing together the economy, the public sector and science to strengthen Switzerland as a leading international digital innovation centre. Digitalswitzerland is already active in various areas such as collaboration, skills transfer, education, start-up ecosystems and policy frameworks. The association includes more than 175 of the most renowned companies and organisations as well as innovative locations throughout Switzerland. The initiative was launched in 2015.


  • The city of Lugano has participated with several events organized in collaboration with some partners in the area:

    • Speakers’ Corner: give voice to your ideas! A project aimed at valorising the best theses, research, field projects related to the themes of digitisation and/or technological innovation carried out by students and former bachelor and master students of Ticino. Speakers’ corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and L*3 in collaboration with FUS- Franklin University Switzerland, SUPSI- Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, USI- Università della Svizzera italiana e L’Ideatorio-USI.
      The selected students attended the first workshop of the project, on 5 October 2020 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, where web communication professionals, journalists, media experts and digital entrepreneurs alternated with suggestions and insights. The students then made a video, supported by specialists from the three universities, Lugano Living Lab, L’ideatorio and RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera.
      During the Swiss Digital Days, the students’ videos were made accessible to the federal Digital Days community and to all the public who participated in the online event.
    • TAC: Technology, Environment and Skills. The aim of the project is to foster the development of skills in the collection and interpretation of environmental data and in teaching with the help of digital technologies. The experimental programme aims to bring children and citizens closer to the use of digital technologies in an original and playful way to increase environmental awareness and encourage the adoption of sustainable and responsible behaviour. During the Digital Days the video of the workshop in which citizens participated and in which the project was presented to the population was made available on the Digital Days platform.
    • Discovering eSports On 5 October, a workshop dedicated to Esports was held, organised by SUPSI – Training and Learning Department (DFA) and Sportech. Participants were able to immerse themselves in the adrenaline-pumping reality of a Formula 1 race, play a football match with their favourite team and compete in other disciplines such as tennis or bowling through a special console equipped with a wireless device capable of detecting arm movement. A video of the workshop was made available on the Digital Days platform.
    • Discover the features of the SBB Mobile app. On 5 October, SBB CFF SBB held a number of training courses in which participants were shown how they can quickly search through Swiss public transport timetables, buy a bus, tram and train ticket and learn how to use savings tickets. During the Digital Days the video of the workshop and talk with Roberta Cattaneo, SBB Regional Director, Region South, in which they discussed digitisation within SBB was made available on the Digital Days platform.
    • Interacting with technology: what has changed and what will change? A multidisciplinary meeting with different professional figures, such as computer scientists, sociologists, and designers, to try to clarify some aspects of sociality increasingly conditioned by technology. During the Digital Days the videos of the various interventions and the final panel discussion were made available on the Digital Days platform.
    • Cultura e Salute. Connected to shorten distances. A discussion on culture during Covid-19 to compare and analyze lessons learned from the emergency. A focus on the boost of digital cultural production and use during the lockdown, as well as on the ongoing transformations in cultural policy, in the supply and demand of culture, and in the evolution of artistic research.
      Event promoted by the City of Lugano, IBSA Foundation, in collaboration with L*3, SUPSI and LAC edu.

    Other contents presented during the Digital Days 2020:

  • Discovering eSports

    Cultura e salute 2020 - Anne Torreggiani

    Cultura e Salute 2020 - Philippe Kern

    Cultura e salute 2020 - Philippe Bischof

    Swiss Digital Days Lugano 2020 - Best of part 1

    A discussion on the Twitter sentiment analysis before and during COVID-19

    TAC: Tecnologia, Ambiente e Competenze. Video tutorial 2020

    Swiss Digital Days- Silvia Santini: Mobile and wearable technologies to extend the human senses

    Swiss Digital Days 2020- Interacting with technology: what has changed and what will change?

    Swiss Digital Days 2020- The future of interaction

    Swiss Digital Days 2020- Technology at school, what has changed?

    Swiss Digital Days- Panel Discussion

    Swiss Digital Days - Speakers' Corner Lugano 2020 - Best of ENG

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - Tips for online comm. Science is boring (but also scientists)

    Speakers' Corner- workshop 5.10 - Between private, public and institutional online communication

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - how to speak fluently in front of the audience and the camera

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10.20 - What changes between presenting online and in-presence?

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10- Tips for online comm. and web editing as a form of expression

    Speakers' Corner - workshop 5.10 - Tips for online comm: What makes a great pitch for a startup

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    The use of Artificial Intelligence and innovative Radars to improve elderly safe. Alessandro Mascheroni

    Sviluppo di un End Effector riconfigurabile per la presa di tessuti. Andrea Marino

    Astra Labs – Developing technology for those in need. Bear Matthews

    PINNY – Porta uno chef amatoriale a casa tua! Jacopo Crespi, Marta Gadoni, Francesca Melcarne e Simona Scopazzini

    NEMESI – Comunicazione offuscata all’occhio digitale. Mattia Dellamora

    Blockchain e Smart Contract. Un futuro senza costi di transazione? Sacha Jermini

    Gli Emoji e il loro utilizzo tra le generazioni della Svizzera italiana. Indra Mazzola

    Explainable AI with Probabilistic Graphical Models. Thomas Tiotto

    Using mobile and wearable technologies to understand human behavior. Shkurta Gashi

    Towards the use of digital devices to support people in their daily activities. Elena Di Lascio

    Predicting problematic smartphone use over time in adolescence. A latent class regression analysis of online and offline activities. Laura Marciano

    Applicazione della Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in un’azienda che produce dispositivi medici. Fabio Daniele

    iWareBatik – Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Batik Intangible Cultural Heritage. Puspita Ayu Permatasari

    Digital Dentistry Design. David Petkov

    Digital Fashion Competences: Market Practices and Needs during Covid19. Martina Ronchetti

    Il potere dell'archivio audiovisivo. Arianna Rizzi

    eLearning in the fashion industry. Elisa Barbieri