The Swiss Research and Innovation System (Part A)

The first part of the report provides an overview of the Swiss research and innovation system. It describes the general context, actors and funding of Swiss research and innovation, the key national and international instruments and measures for promoting research and innovation, as well as the federal government’s general stance.

Research and innovation activities are shared between the private and public sectors on the basis of two fundamental pillars of Swiss politics: subsidiarity and a liberal economic order. The private sector therefore plays a significant role. Generally speaking, research and innovation operate in a complex system in which the respective responsibilities are partly interwoven.

Part A is subdivided into the following key themes:

•    General context
•    Responsibilities
•    Funding and performing research and innovation
•    Promotion of research and innovation
•    International collaboration



SERI, Annette Kull

Strategic Management of ERI
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