Aside from strategic projects and services, eGovernment Switzerland also supports innovations within the framework of the strategic plan. In this way, the implementation of projects which enable strategic projects and services to be optimised or which serve to promote local projects and innovative approaches is promoted annually.
To be able to boost eGovernment development in Switzerland at short notice, the planning committee can allocate part of the strategic plan budget for supporting innovative projects.
Innovations are projects that use new technologies or promote regional cooperation, for example. There are two strategic types of innovations:
5% of the annual strategic plan budget, i.e. CHF 200'000, is made available to provide support for innovations. The planning committee determines the projects which will be supported within the framework of «innovations». It sets the amount of the allocated resources.