Research Initiatives

Beside the traditional form of joint research projects with different partners from Switzerland and abroad (e.g. participation in the European framework programs) PSI is also actively involved in national research initiatives strengthening networks of collaborations and partnerships, e.g. National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCRs) or the recently established Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER).

To complement these activities PSI also supports cross-divisional and cross-institutional collaborations, platforms or research initiatives in areas of strategic importance. These initiatives build on areas of existing research strength by bringing together a critical mass of expertise from different divisions or institutions to address interdisciplinary research challenges and to support knowledge transfer.