Switzerland is strongly networked at the international level in the biomass and wood energy research fields thanks to its membership of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Bioenergy Implementing Agreement serves as a platform for promoting international co-operation relating to energy technologies in research and development, during the demonstration phase and in the market launch phase, and also simplifies the exchange of information and know-how. Players from government, universities and private institutions are represented on the IA Bioenergy platform.
Switzerland participates in three specific tasks:
In order to communicate the progress and achievements made in the above tasks, reports are published on a periodical basis in a variety of media (see links below).
Also, Switzerland participates in the European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) on Bioenergy where calls are launched annually to address a range of research and development topics on bioenergy.