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Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)

Member Academies

St. Annagasse 18 / CH-8001 Zürich, Schweiz

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

info@satw.ch
www.satw.ch

Identity

Willy R. GEHRER
Chairman

Founding date: 1981
Number of members: 312 individual members, 12 honorary members, 51 member societies
Number foreign members: 29
Management and Staff: 19
Annual Budget: CHF 3.8m
Financing and sources:
Government support: 85%
Industry: 5%
Private funding: 5%
Other: 5%

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

Additive Manufacturing, Adriaan Spierings – Spierings@inspire.ethz.ch
Autonomous Driving, Wolfgang Kröger – wolfgang.kroeger@satw.ch
Biotechnology/Bioinformatics, Hans-Peter Meyer – hanspeter.meyer@satw.ch
Chemistry, Urs Mäder – ursjmaeder@bluewin.ch
Cyber Security, Bernhard Tellenbach – tebe@zhaw.ch
Industrie 4.0, Patricia Deflorin – patricia.deflorin@htwchur.ch
Artificial Intelligence, Alessandro Curioni – cur@zurich.ibm.com
Food Technology, Erich Windhab – erich.windhab@hest.ethz.ch
Medical Technology, Gabor Székely – szekely@vision.ee.ethz.ch
Resilience, Giovanni Sansavini – sansavig@ethz.ch
Sustainable circular economy, Xaver Edelmann – xaver.edelmann@satw.ch

Highlights 2017 & 2018

– The SATW organised the 2018 euro-CASE conference near Zurich. Artificial Intelligence was the focus topic for the public conference on 24 September that attracted 120 participants and 30 speakers. Following the board meeting the next day, the delegates visited the IBM Research Centre.
– In 2018 the SATW published a study investigating the development of the Swiss industry’s innovative strength in recent years. While Switzerland is regularly toping international rankings for innovation, the study produced some disturbing results. This provoked a large media echo and led to extensive, ongoing discussions with various stakeholders.
– In 2017 the SATW started the public-private partnership programme Swiss TecLadies, an initiative to foster young female talent in tech. After qualifying by completing an online test, 45 girls between 13 and 16 years are undergoing a versatile development programme for nine months while been closely accompanied by one female mentor each.