Impact Hub Fellowship ICT4Good


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After a successful first edition, the Impact Hub Fellowship ICT4Good goes into a second round. Submit your idea until July 17 and win start-up support worth up to CHF 50’000.

What is it about?

New Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) change our lives. This digitalization leads to many advantages but at the same time poses challenge to all of us. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that these technologies can bring great value to our society i.e. online-meeting systems which reduce air travel or systems which allow rural producers to sell their products online. The Impact Hub Fellowship ICT4Good is launched to boost the positive potential of ICT.

The Impact Hub Fellowship aims at attracting committed people who are working on the implementation of an innovative idea in the field of ICT and who are looking for support. We are seeking ICT solutions which enable sustainable life- and work styles. The Impact Hub Fellowship offers coaching, network access, financial support and workspace at the Impact Hub Zürich. This Fellowship is a shared initiative by the Impact Hub Zürich and Swisscom.


01. April 2016

What you can win


Seed Funding

Support worth up to CHF 32'000. CHF 4'000 for each finalist and up to CHF 28'000 for the fellow.



Up to 1 year membership at Impact Hub Zürich: 24/7 access to the co-working space.



Up to 1 year coaching and access to events and workshops.



Access to the networks of Impact Hub Zürich and Swisscom

Program Structure

Jun 1 - Jul 17
Applications can be handed in until July 17.
3 Finalists
The goal of the cohort phase is to refine your business model.
1 Fellow
The Impact Hub Fellow receives another 9 months of incubation services

What ideas are we looking for?

The Fellowship addresses people with ideas for creating a product in the sector of mobile information and communication technologies. Thereby, we focus on apps, social media solutions, internet-platforms and games (gamification). These products are supposed to answer the following question:

In what way can information and communication technology (ICT) shape sustainable work and life?

We’re especially looking for ideas in the following fields:
  • Sustainable energy supply and energy use
  • Education and life-long learning
  • Health and healthy lifestyles
  • Integration and participation (of elderly people, people with a migration background, etc.)
  • Facilitation of virtual mobility
  • Collaboration (efficient teamwork over space and time)
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Competent and secure handling of media
  • Etc.
The idea should be…
  • … innovative and novel.
  • … implemented as a start-up/organization
  • … financially independent
  • … scalable (potential of growth and expansion)

Der Fellow is the winner of the Impact Hub Fellowship ICT4Good 2015 and will receive another 9 months of startup support by Impact Hub Zürich and Swisscom.


The finalists


In jedem Haushalt befinden sich Objekte die man nur selten braucht. Gleichzeitig wäre man manchmal froh, sich Dinge, die man nur ab und zu...

There are 2324 municipalities in Switzerland and a lot to talk about.

The finalists and winner of the previous edition

Who organizes the program?

Impact Hub Zürich

We provide a space where entrepreneurs and all kinds of innovators come together to prototype new models for a world that works for all. We offer...


Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider with its headquarters in Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000...

Impact Hub Fellowship Association

The global Impact Hub Fellowship Association is a charitable, not-for-profit member organization based in Zurich to promote social innovation...


The winner of the Impact Hub Fellowship is willing to

  • work regularly and at least two days a week at the Impact Hub Zürich
  • remodel and to realize his/her businessplan (here you can find the template) within the Fellowship-year; by the end of the Fellowship the winner should have completed the foundation of an organization.
  • stand as a reference for Swisscom and for the Impact Hub Zürich if requested.

Write an email to our Program Manager David Emmerth.


Work should be more then just about earning money. It is this philosophy that has ultimately led David to the Hub where he supports the program division. On his journey in finding a position with a real impact, David has dwelled into environmental consulting and journalism. As a member of DeCo! sustainable-farming he has hands on experience with the challenges that social entrepreneurs face....

David Emmerth, Program Manager

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