Swiss Digital Assets Institute

Founding Partners:

Swiss Digital Assets Institute (SDAI) was founded in Switzerland by Stefan Deiss and Kamal Youssefi – two experienced Blockchain/DLT entrepreneurs with the strategic ambition to empower startups, enterprises, and government institutions to adapt to the new era of Digital Assets & Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Stefan Deiss, MBA
Kamal Youssefi, MSc

Key Programs:

In Jan-2022, SDAI signed a grant agreement with Hedera Hashgraph for the delivery of a custom-design «Hashgraph Innovation Program» – a professional training and innovation program aimed at empowering startups, enterprises, and governments globally to develop enterprise-grade solutions on Hedera network.

In Sep-2021, SDAI delivered a corporate-wide training program to Schwyzer Kantonalbank – a live and interactive webinar program (4 x 1-hour over 4-weeks) encompassing four Modules (1. Blockchain/DLT, 2. Cryptocurrencies, 3. Asset Tokenization, and 4. Crypto Regulations), in collaboration with OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and CMS Legal.

In Aug-2020, SDAI was awarded an official mandate by the Swiss Federal Government and Office for Economy Canton Schwyz to launch a first-of-its-kind initiative «SchwyzTech – Blockchain Innovation» – a training program designed to enable local startups and enterprises to adapt to the Blockchain/DLT space.




Accreditation / Certification

Capstone and Innovation Projects

Working on strategic enterprise projects in close cooperation with select partners to enable participants to gain practical experience. Participants work together in groups alongside our expert Trainers and Mentors to design innovative solutions.

Case Studies and Live Demos

Participants receive select case studies for self-study as part of the course modules beforehand. In the classroom they go in-depth into how such real-life challenges have been handled and gain industry best practices based on project key findings.

Hackathons and Competitions

Co-organizing Hackathons and encouraging participation in various competitions, which allows participants to work on real-world use cases. This offers participants the opportunity to prove themselves and increase their learning experience.

Accreditation & Certification

Standardized course modules to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS ), qualifying the SDAI training programs and academic offerings to be accreditable modules for advanced studies and elective courses.

Discovery and Tech Forums

Organizing online and onsite events on a regular basis providing space where new emerging concepts "Hot Stuff" in the emerging technologies domain can be presented and exchanged. Global Though Leaders will be invited to speak. 

Exchange Programs

Effective exchange and empowerment programs in collaboration with academic institutions, international organisations, and sovereign wealth funds. This can be integrated with other programs such as Jump Start program for career starter.