The td-net represents the central Swiss contact point for researchers and research sponsors in the field of interdisciplinary as well as transdisciplinary research and teachings. It takes on the role of a platform, which promotes reciprocal learning, irrespective of boarders with regard to subject matter, language or national frontiers, therefore contributing to the formation of a professional community. Being a competence center, td-net disposes of know-how, techniques and tools necessary for a coproduction of knowledge that inevitably will lead interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects and educational projects to success. The “swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research” seeks to visualize exceptional conceptual as well as textual performance of transdisciplinary research in different areas of concern. Thus, it bestows a face on transdisciplinary research and renders it scientific recognition, which will consequently incite scientific offspring to proceed with state-of-the-art transdisciplinary research.
Year founded: 2003