The Swiss Technology Observatory gathers an interdisciplinary and international research community born at the Cyber-Defence Campus (CYD) from armasuisse Science and Technology. Today, the Swiss Technology Observatory website is funded and maintained in cooperation with Swissintell, the Swiss Association for Market Research, Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning (SMCS). This collaboration generates many synergies, particularly in the area of Technology Monitoring. For example, one annual event gathers experts from both communities to exchange methods and data to produce Technology Intelligence.
The Swiss Technology Observatory aims to contribute to the measure 4 (analysis of trends, risks and dependencies) of the Swiss National Cyberstrategy (NCS). The previous NCS strategy 2018-2022, already stated in its measure 1 the importance of “early identification of trends and technologies and knowledge building“. By the same token, it contributes to the Strategy Cyber DDPS, especially to the key task “Trend Monitoring and Support” displayed in the illustration below. This includes comprehensive technology and market monitoring, international scouting of startups and maintaining a cooperation network.
Based on the strategies described above, the Swiss Technology Observatory has developed the following mission, vision, goal and values:
|Mission||Our mission is to identify, monitor, analyze and forecast trends related to cybersecurity technologies.|
|Vision||Our vision is to become a recognized Technology Observatory in Switzerland and abroad.|
|Goal||Our goal is to produce community-driven and actionable Technology Intelligence for National Security, Market Research, and Strategic Management.|
|Values||Our community works with the following values: scientific, quantitative, exclusive, open (access, source, data) and collaborative (we connect academia, industry, and government).|