State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI   link
Location: Bern - Bern region
Einsteinstrasse 2, 3005 Bern

Category: Research management, Innovation
Affiliation: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is the federal government’s specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy. The SERI is responsible for the ETH domain (ETHZ, EPFL, Eawag, EMPA, PSI, WSL). The SERI is also partly responsible on the federal level for the cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and various research centers. The SERI is part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.


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Switzerland co-chairs OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial Meeting

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Innovation - Apr 24

Innosuisse reaches targets set for 2023

The Federal Council approved the annual report of the Swiss Innovation Agency - Innosuisse on 24 April and concluded that the agency is on track to achieve the objectives set for the 2021-2024 dispatch period. Around 600 start-ups were participating in the Innosuisse Start-up Coaching programme at the end of 2023.

Switzerland-Brazil Joint Committee on Science and Technology meets to discuss bilateral cooperation in research and innovation

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Research Management - Politics - Apr 10

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Innovation - Mar 20

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