Mandated by the federal government, The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland's foremost research funding organisation and supports basic research in all academic disciplines.

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) is the federal government's ministry arm for education, research and innovation policy.

Innosuisse, is Switzerland's national innovation agency. 


Euresearch is the Swiss network providing targeted information related to European research and innovation programmes. The network is composed of a Network Office in Bern - which hosts all Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCP) – and regional offices. 

Movetia, is the Swiss agency for exchange and mobility. Movetia is mandated to implement the Swiss solution for Erasmus+.

swissuniversities is the umbrella organisation of the Swiss universities, representing the common voice of the various types of universities, i.e. research universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education.​

The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union (Mission CH EU) promotes Switzerland's interests towards the EU institutions. 

SwissCore shares office facilities with its Norwegian sister office Norwegian Contact Office for Research, Innovation and Education (NorCore), the joint Brussels office of The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and t​​he Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku)​.

SwissCore is a member of the Informal Group of RTD Li​aison Offices (IGLO). This informal European association of Brussels-based non-profit research and innovation liaison offices aims at facilitating and enhancing the interaction, information exchange and cooperation between its members, the European institutions and national and European organisations on European research, innovation and education policies and programmes.