Responsible Sharing
Economy Platform
for outdoor
professionals

Idea.

More than three million hours of ski classes are sold every year in Switzerland. The number of mountain instructors/guides is unknown but is estimated to be a six-digit number. By creating a smart contract-based ecosystem, the authorisation procedure of outdoor professionals ensures transparency for all stakeholders (outdoor professionals, cantonal and governmental authorities, professional associations and insurance companies), and guarantees that all outdoor professionals meet the highest Swiss standards.

Bet.

The team bets that an MVP of a real-time authorisation status for outdoor professionals will be realised by October 2018, with status accessible to all customers by April 2019 and an extension to all outdoor professionals within Switzerland by 2020.

Problem.

Customers want a guarantee that their instructor/guide possesses the required skills and satisfies the legal, regulatory and social obligations. The current certification process does not ensure a permanent up-to-date status, which a fully digitalised process would allow.

Approach.

The authorisation process will be digitalised through the creation of an ecosystem based on smart contracts between the professional, their risk insurance company, association of professionals and the government. The bergpro.ch platform, developed initially for the canton of Valais, will be extended to a digital ecosystem that includes all stakeholders.

Impact.

The skills and quality of the more than 15,000 instructors for all high-risk outdoor activities are always current and guaranteed, which ensures the satisfaction of hundreds of thousands of customers. The solution is potentially expandable to any governmental authorisation, in any field.

People &
Partners.

Bet Captain

Christophe Darbellay (Canton of Valais)

Partners

 

News.

No news on this bet yet – but there are insights on other bets.

Contact.

For further information or questions please contact us at challenge@digitalswitzerland.com

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