The Geothermal energy research programme exchanges information and findings with other national and international research institutions and companies. On the basis of a mandate from the SwissEnergy programme, the national organisation Geothérmie.ch and the Swiss Association for Geothermal Energy are responsible for implementing the research findings, distributing information and organising training and further education courses.
There is a strong need for co-ordination with the SFOE Ambient heat, waste heat and cogeneration research programme, since the associated issues are similar to those relating to geothermal energy.
The Geothermal energy research programme also maintains contacts with the Federal Institute of Technology "Geothermal energy" programme and the Swiss electricity industry's "SwissElectric Research Fund".
At the international level, contacts have been established with various institutions as noted under "International activities".