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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

Annual Report
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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 2019

– SATW published the third edition of its biannual “Technology Outlook”, an overview of the most promising upcoming technologies for Switzerland, written by various leading experts. For the first time, the publication was also published as an extensive online-version and accompanied by a roadshow with multiple presentations for SME business owners and innovation professionals.
– Under the auspice of the SATW topical platform on artificial intelligence, leading experts in the field have published the whitepaper “Recommendations for an AI Strategy in Switzerland”. The experts describe areas with great potential for Switzerland, amongst others the creation of national data platforms. Without such efforts, Switzerland risks being left behind in this forward-looking technology.
– In 2019 SATW successfully completed the first implementation of the public-private partnership programme “Swiss TecLadies”, an initiative to foster young female talent in the field of technology. After qualifying by completing an online test, 45 girls between 13 and 16 years were undergoing a versatile development programme for nine months while being accompanied by a female mentor.