Innovation Section

This section

  • is responsible for the continuing development and implementation of the Environmental Research Plan and for planning in the area of research;
  • deals with the strategic, operational and administrative work of the Advisory Commission on Environmental Research;
  • plans the federal office's research contracts and contributions, allots funding and coordinates the work of the ARAMIS research information system;
  • deals with support for environmental technologies according to the Environmental Protection Act by allotting federal contributions intended for this purpose;
  • collaborates closely with private firms working in the area of the environment and with institutions for applied research;
  • follows innovation and long-term developments in the area of environmental technology at the international level.



Daniel Zürcher

Daniel Zürcher
head of section
Responsibilities: innovation policy, promotion of environmental technologies, resource efficiency, expert technology fund
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 51

Pierre Queloz
 deputy head of section
Responsibilities: coordination and quality assurance environmental research, Research Master Plan Environment, secretariat Koko OFU/ORE, REPIC
Tel.: +41 58 466 79 05

Ursula Frei
Responsibilities: promotion of environmental technologies,
Tel.: +41 58 465 76 46

Marlene Glauser
Responsibilities: promotion of environmental technologies
Tel.: +41 58 463 23 40

Rebekka Strasser
Responsibilities: coordination and quality assurance environmental research, Research Master Plan Environment, secretariat Koko UF, CORE
Tel.: +41 58 481 46 64

Last modification 01.12.2020

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Economics and Innovation Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 469 69 10


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