04.10.21 | 8:30 – 18:00

and at the Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne 

(Only Speakers and partners on site)

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The Trust Valley is the center of expertise in the Lake Geneva region in the field of digital trust and cybersecurity. It is an alliance for excellence, supported by a wide range of public, private and academic players and initiated by The State of Vaud and The Republic and State of Geneva.

Participate and interact with our ecosystem. The event will be broadcast live all day.


Opening ceremony :

  • Madame Fabienne Fischer, Minister of The Republic and State of Geneva, in charge of the Department of Economy and Employment
  • Monsieur Philippe Leuba, Minister of the State of Vaud, Head of the Department of Economy, Innovation and Sport

8h30 – 12h00 :

  • A morning session bringing together public, private and academic partners of the Trust Valley. Read more

12h00 – 14h00 : Lunch break

14h00 – 18h00 :

  • Kick-off of the 3rd season of the Tech4Trust acceleration program with the announcement and presentation of the 20 selected start-ups and the 30 members of the advisory board
  • Close side event, 2 workshops reserved for partners on the themes of TalentMobility and Digital Self-Determination

18:00: End of the event

Before the pandemic the digital trust and cybersecurity sector was already short of talent. Over the past year, this trend has accelerated. There are more than 3.1 million job openings in these fields worldwide, representing a talent shortage of more than 43%. There is an urgent need to act now and address today’s and tomorrow’s talent challenges in a pragmatic way.

  • How can we respond to the major societal and economic competitiveness issues that will arise between now and 2025?
  • What are the human, technological and industrial challenges of digital trust and cybersecurity?
  • Are we ready to make concrete commitments together to face these challenges?

Speakers and partners of the Trust Valley will debate these questions together.

Testimonials of successful entrepreneurs of the Trust Valley founders: The State of Vaud and The Republic and State of Geneva, EPFL, HEIG-VD, HES-SO Geneva, Graduade Institute Geneva, UNIGE, UNIL, ELCA, GCSP, Kudelski, SGS, SICPA and Wisekey.

Message from the partners (2020)