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Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)

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Gerbergasse 5

CH-8001 Zürich, Schweiz

T. +41 44 226 50 11 | F. +41 44 226 50 19

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www.satw.ch

Founding date: 9 April 1981
Number of members: 250 individual members, 12 honorary members, 55 member societies
Number foreign members: 31
Management and Staff: 7
Annual Budget: CHF 2.7m
Financing and sources: Government support: 90%
Industry: 1%
Private funding: 5%
Other: 4%

 


Willy R. GEHRER

Chairman

Mission

  • 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

Topical Platforms

  • Edu-tech
    Head: Andy Schär,
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  • Biomedical engineering and computer science, Medical engineering, Medical informatics, Health technologies
    Head: Markus Nufer,
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  • Micro & nanotechnology
    Head: Dr. Karl Knop,
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  • Education and continuing education, Skills, Knowledge, Lifelong Learning, Key competencies, Minimum competencies
    Head: Prof. Dr. Richard Bührer,
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  • Resources/sustainability
    Head: Dr. Xaver Edelmann,
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  • Ethics
    Head: Dr. Tony Kaiser,
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  • Risks
    Head: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kröger,
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  • Urban and regional planning, architecture, construction, Smart Cities, Buildings, Homes
    Head: Prof. Daniel Kündig,
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  • Transport, traffic, mobility, logistics
    Head: Prof. Dr. Michel Bierlaire,
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  • Security of energy supply, Production, storage and distribution of electrical energy
    Head: Gianni Operto,
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  • Biotechnology and bioinformatics
    Head: Prof. Dr. Daniel Gygax,
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  • ICT, Computing in science and technology
    Head: Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth,
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  • eSwitzerland
    Head: Raymond Morel,
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Highlights 2016

  • To increase the number of young people choosing engineering as profession, SATW has organized a conference on the topic of encouraging “Technology” in schools and extracurricular STEM activities. In addition, TecDays have been organized in eight high schools and a magazine called Techno-scope was published.
  • Cybersecurity has become an even more relevant topic. To sharpen the attention of the Swiss population on threats related to cyber space, SATW organized two public events in Lausanne and Zurich. For experts, another Cybersecurity event was organized on the subject of the security of critical infrastructures.
  • Industrial manufacturing methods are about to change fundamentally. Mastering new manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 will be the key to success. SATW published the first research overview on “Advanced Manufacturing in Switzerland”, providing a highly comprehensive picture of the Swiss scientific landscape.

 

 

Annual Report 2014-2015


HIGHLIGHT EVENTS
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SATW Technology Outlook
Switzerland has a significant industrial sector today, which contributes almost 20 percent to the country’s gross domestic product. If we look at the next five to ten years, however, new technologies and processes are already emerging, the mastery...
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SATW Info 1/14

Cloud Computing – des services issus du "nuage".

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SATW Info 2/14

Encourager la formation informatique.

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Le système électrique prévu en Suisse pour la mise en place de la Stratégie énergétique 2050 est-il approprié d’un point de vue technique ?

Le Conseil fédéral a demandé à l’Office fédéral de l’énergie OFEN de mettre au point une stratégie énergé-tique pour 2050 à réaliser le plus tôt possible.

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Baromètre de la relève MINT en Suisse

L’intérêt des enfants et des adolescents pour les formations en sciences naturelles et techniques.

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Circular Economy

Improving the Management of Natural Resources.

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Rapport annuel 2014

Condensé des principales informations relatives à l’année 2014.

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Annual report 2015