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Opinions Innovation promotion Research and innovation policy ERI policy

Effective innovation policy – past, present and future

Innovation policies around the world are changing in response to global challenges such as climate change and digitalisation. The federal government analyses these developments and, if necessary, adjusts its approach to promoting innovation at national level.

Laetitia Philippe
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VPET system VPET policy Review and revision of training programmes ETH Domain Higher education Higher education policy Research and innovation policy National Research Programmes Innovation promotion Space sector Sustainable development In a nutshell

Education, research and innovation as drivers of sustainable development

Swiss education, research and innovation policy is faced with challenges that have significance across all areas of the ERI-sector. One of these is sustainable development. Here is a brief overview of the relevant activities.

Larissa Erdmann
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Research and innovation policy Innovation promotion Higher education Events Swissnex Sustainable development Mobility Science and society International cooperation

Swissnex Day 2024: Planetary Thinking

Swissnex Day 2024 has put the spotlight on planetary thinking, featuring researchers, innovators, and artists who are unveiling new ways of looking at the relationship between humans and the planet. The event provided the opportunity to discuss working towards a future in which humans and their non-human neighbours can thrive together within planetary boundaries.

Larissa Erdmann
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