TA-SWISS complies with its legal mandate stipulated in the Swiss Federal Law to Promote Research and Innovation. Its publications are aimed at decision-makers in the realms of politics, business and administration as well as at a general public. TA-SWISS hereby provides the basis for political decision-making in the field of technology. Institutionally, it is an independent centre of competence of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.
TA-SWISS cooperates with various international technology assessment committees, with a special engagement in the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network. Moreover, it works closely together with TA institutions in neighbouring countries.
Year founded: 1992
Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS)