- Provide a network of excellence in engineering sciences.
- Support innovation and facilitate transfer of technology
- Promote the understanding of technology and engineering sciences in society.
- Advise Government and society (“honest knowledge broker”)
- Inform the next generation about engineering sciences and motivate them to pursue a career in engineering.
- Build and maintain international relations with excellent peer groups in the field of engineering sciences.
Committees / Main working groups
- An insufficient number of young people is interested in technical and engineering sciences. To this end, SATW organized a public workshop addressing the topic of extracurricular STEM-activities. In addition, seven TecDays were held. On these days, the students select various modules in the fields of technical and natural sciences.
- The danger of cyber espionage and interference can be no longer ignored. Switzerland lacks sufficient IT security professionals for protecting its IT infrastructure. SATW was co-organizer of the Swiss Cyber Storm Cyber Security Challenge 2015. Its aim is to mitigate the problem by offering a competitive, yet fun platform for finding young cyber talents.
- SATW published its first foresight report (Technology Outlook) in March. It is addressed at decision makers in politics and industry, identifies technological advances of economic and societal relevance for Switzerland and lists the strengths of and opportunities for the workplace Switzerland.