Completed programmes

DICS – Dependable Information and Communication Systems
Without reliable information and communication systems, the information society of the 21st century would cease to function.
To contribute to establishing stable information and communication systems, in 2002 the Hasler Foundation set up the DICS support programme.
The results of the programme, which came to an end in 2006, were published by Springer.
MMI – Man-Machine Interaction
While the technical capability of information systems is constantly increasing and the areas of application are expanding, their accessibility to users often lags behind.
That is why the MMI programme, which ran from 2004 to 2008, concentrated on designing new, user-friendly interfaces between man and machine.
This support programme was only available to partnership projects involving universities of applied sciences and academic universities, with the universities of applied sciences playing the leading role. The results of the programme were published by Springer.

ManCom – Managing Complexity of Information and Communication Systems
The ManCom programme (2006 – 2010) further developed the concept behind the DICS programme, with the aim of managing the complexity of information and communication systems in order to be able to increase their security and reliability.

FIT – Fit in IT
In 2006, the Hasler Foundation launched its support programme FIT – Fit in IT, with a ten-year timeframe and an endowment of CHF 20M,  to anchor genuine IT education within schools. On the 21st of April 2015, the Hasler Foundation officially ended this programme in the wake of related decision-making within the Swiss education system.
You will find more information about FIT on the fact sheet in german or in french and on the website fit-in-it. –> Press release in german or french on the end of FIT.

SmartWorld – Information and Communication Technology for a Better World 2020 (Sept. 2011-2015)
Information technology provides us with an ever increasing miniaturization of computer technology that comes along with increasing computing power, higher cost-efficiency, larger storage and larger communication bandwidth. At the same time, advances in micro- and nanotechnology result in new sensor devices that allow us to integrate information sensing, processing and communication capabilities into almost all real-world objects. Such a combination of sensing, actuating, communication and computing towards a large scale distributed information system have a huge impact on people’s day-to-day lives and bears the potential of improving the quality of life while making efficient use of natural resources.

On the occasion of a Workshop in March, 2013 the project  the supported 12 projects were introduced: