The Canton of Schaffhausen to implement e-government pilot project

The Zurich based startup Procivis specialising in electronic government services has won the first Swiss canton to implement its integrated e-government platform. The startup will supply the Canton of Schaffhausen with an electronic Citizen-ID based on a mobile app, which will be available to citizens free of charge. The Citizen-ID is planned to be launched later this year as a pilot project.

The collaboration with the Canton of Schaffhausen marks Procivis’s first Swiss client win after having launched the beta version of its e-government platform, called “eID+”, two months ago. The Procivis solution will function as the technical backbone for identity-related online services, which form part of Schaffhausen’s citizen portal.

Citizens of the canton will get access to their official, electronic Citizen-ID through a mobile application, which allows them to log on to the citizen portal and use the available government services, such as residents’ registration office or tax services. The two partners will develop the solution as part of a pilot project and present it at the “eGovernment Day Schaffhausen” in December.

For Procivis, a venture founded in late 2016, the project means the first concrete implementation of its integrated e-government solution. Procivis founder and CEO Daniel Gasteiger said: “The Canton of Schaffhausen is known as an innovation driver in the field of digitisation. That’s why we’re excited to have won Schaffhausen as the first client for our solution. With the extension of its citizen portal, the canton is positioning itself at the forefront of Switzerland’s e-government development. We are proud to support the Canton of Schaffhausen in this groundbreaking project.”

President of the governing council Rosmarie Widmer Gysel said: “The Canton of Schaffhausen stands for the application of future-oriented technology. First, we introduced self-driving coaches at the Rheinfall, and now we’re launching an integrated e-government solution for all our citizens. As the president of the governing council and chair of the e-government core team, I’m convinced that we’re headed in the right direction.”

About Procivis
Procivis is a Swiss venture founded in autumn 2016 by blockchain entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger. The company offers an “e-government as a service” platform to enable the digitisation of societies and the provision of online public services across the globe. Procivis has released the beta version of its eID+ platform in May 2017.

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