SCNAT strengthens its member organisations in their militia work and in community building. The disciplinary platforms promote projects and products of specialist societies. The Platform Sciences and Region supports the activities of cantonal and regional societies.
Among other things, the platforms are involved in professional exchange, knowledge transfer, promotion of young scientists and the dialogue with the public. For example, they support the organisation of events, contribute to publications and electronic communication, or contribute to participation in scientific meetings.
In 2019, SCNAT supported the member organisations with a total of around CHF 1 million.