N9 Ecosystem Acceleration Programs' with top business companies, think tanks, business development agencies, colleges and universities address breakthrough innovations that change the economy and society. Since 2021, sminds has been leading a strategic collaboration with Ecosystem Partners AG.

Subsequent programs that have been implemented are:


HYPE ODER HILFE?, What the blockchain really does

Blockchain offers new opportunities to align digitalization with values such as security, reliability, privacy and trust. We were very pleased to be the initiator of the new study "HYPE OR HELP? What the Blockchain really does" by @GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. The study illustrates the concrete advantages of blockchain for companies. The good news: opportunities for companies in Switzerland are particularly good. Industry and cooperation partners of the study were aXedras, Blockchain Nation Switzerland, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Generali (House of Insuretech Switzerland HITS), Green, Inacta, Kantonsspital Baden, Novartis, OVD Kinegram, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE).


NEXT HEALTH, a new way to navigate the healthcare ecosystem

The corporate-to-corporate innovation study 'NEXT HEALTH' initiated by sminds AG/ N9 House of Innovation was realized together with the 'Think Tank' of the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As a result of this study, the Hirslanden Group, Helsana, Swica, Group Mutuel and Medbase have formed a joint venture with the common corporate purpose of building a CH health ecosystem under the brand 'Compassana'. As the core of the 'Compassana' healthcare ecosystem, a digital portal is currently being created that will enable the simple coordination of outpatient, inpatient and digital healthcare services.


A NEW WORLD OF ENERGY, from scarcity to abundance