Appointment of head of knowledge and technology transfer

The SNSF has appointed Béatrice Miller as head of knowledge and technology transfer for NRP 75 “Big Data”.

​Dr Béatrice Miller is the Deputy General Secretary, the head of Communications and the person responsible for promoting young talents at the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences SATW. Béatrice will reduce her workload at SATW and spend part of her time facilitating knowledge exchange between the research groups of NRP 75 and the programme’s stakeholders; she will also foster communication with the public and the media.

The SNSF is launching the National Research Programme “Big Data”, which will develop novel methods of information analysis, create specific applications and suggest solutions to the ethical and legal challenges presented by big data. Several billion gigabytes of data are created each day. This mass of information offers new opportunities, but also raises many questions for society. Launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the National Research Programme “Big Data” (NRP 75) aims to develop Switzerland’s competences in the field of big data and will focus equally on scientific and technical aspects and governance issues. Research work on the 36 projects comprised within NRP 75 will continue until 2021. As part of her mandate, Béatrice Miller will develop and implement knowledge transfer and communication measures for NRP 75.