With the Sustainability Research Initiative, SCNAT, together with its sister institutions, promotes research on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda. It focuses on the joint handling of social issues of higher priority in overarching consortia.more

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Knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange and science communication

AGORA Programm
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Agora - where research meets the public

The Agora scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to an audience of lay people. Submitted projects must have a duration of up to three years and a budget of between CHF 5,000 and CHF 200,000.​ Read more

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Mercator Stiftung Schweiz

Die Mercator Stiftung Schweiz initiiert, fördert und realisiert Projekte in den Themen Bildung, Verständigung, Mitwirkung und Umwelt. Themenübergreifend setzt sie sich auch mit Fragen der Digitalisierung auseinander. Projekte müssen einen starken Bezug zur Schweiz haben und die Zielgruppen sind in der Regel Kinder, Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene. Mehr erfahren

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REPIC is jointly funded by four federal departments: SECO, SDC, FOEN and SFOE and supports projects that transfer knowledge and technology to develop renewable energy and resource efficiency in developing and transition countries. Project applicants must be Swiss organisations (companies, NGOs, institutes, etc.). The projects must have innovative content and be in a pre-commercial stage. A maximum of 150,000 CHF can be granted per project. Read more


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