Federal Energy Research Commission CORE

The Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE) is an advisory body of the Federal Council and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC).

CORE is responsible for drawing up the federal government's energy research concept, examining and supporting Switzerland's energy research programmes, commenting on other federal energy-related sector research and securing the provision of appropriate information regarding the findings and developments of energy research. Its activities are based on the priorities specified within the framework of the vision of a 2,000-watt society.

The Commission comprises 15 members who represent the industry sector, the energy sector, the two Federal Institutes of Technology, universities and colleges of technology, the cantons, the Swiss National Science Foundation and other bodies involved in energy research.

Swiss energy research conferences

These conferences are attended by decision-makers from the economy, research, the political arena and the public administration. The purpose of the conferences is to provide an opportunity to hold broad-based discussions on the draft of the Swiss Federal Energy Research Concept, which is revised every four years. The outcome is then incorporated into the concept.

The conferences are also intended to manage and promote a culture of cooperation in the field of energy research.


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Last modification 15.10.2018

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