Project Introduction

In the context of the Resilient Tourism project funded by Innosuisse, the EHL Hospitality Business School, the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) and Vaud Promotion are launching a call for projects to accelerate digital innovation in the canton Vaud in order to contribute to the transformation of the travel sector in the broadest sense. 

Program and Objectives

Do you have an idea for a digital transformation project for your SME? Do you want to benefit from the national reach of the Resilient Tourism project and integrate digital solutions into your business?

Your benefits: The selected innovative projects will give the candidates the opportunity to be part of the digital transformation of the Vaud tourism sector, optimize their business activities, adopt new software/hardware, expand their databases, have a better understanding of their customers, use data to modernize the back-office, and many other advantages.

  • This digital transformation program is aimed at SMEs active in the tourism sector in Vaud.
  • The objective of the program is to support innovative projects related to the digital world in order to develop the local economy and ultimately the visibility of the region.
  • The program will support expert coaching, help with project conceptualization, consulting as well as software and hardware testing (6 months support, max. CHF 5'000). 
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Types of projets

The selected projects will benefit from the national scope of the Flagship Resilient Tourism project supported by Innosuisse and will be an active component of the digital transformation of Swiss tourism.
The choice of potential project topics is broad, but it is requested to focus on digital innovation in tourism. Topics should correspond to (but are not limited to):

•    CRM - Digital Marketing
•    Immersive experience
•    Software/hardware
•    Automation
•    Online shopping platform
•    E-Business model
•    Software testing and adoption
•    Data platform between tourism organizations
•    Data-driven marketing
•    Etc.

Eligibility criteria

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Head office located in the canton of Vaud
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1 member of the management team involved in the project

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Actual commitment and allocation of resources in time

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Active in tourism (hotels, restaurants, regional tourist associations, events, tourist attractions in the field of culture/sport, tourist infrastructure, etc.

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Looking for or in the process of acquiring a solution to either: 
(1)    optimize its resources or
(2)    improve its sales

Support and assistance

Submit your project. The selected projects will be rewarded with a support of max. CHF 5'000 to cover part or all of the project. (Support is available in English or French)

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Calendar

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Do you want to contribute to the digital transformation of tourism in Vaud?

Submit your project until December 23, 2022.

Our partners

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