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The WISER Partners

The WISER consortium is an interdisciplinary group composed of many research and implementation partners that all strive for a successful completion of the project.


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Innosuisse promotes innovation, close to the market and in a connected way.

Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency and contributes to sustainable economic, social and environmental development at the national and global level by strengthening science-based innovation and entrepreneurship in Switzerland.


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Research Partners

Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Host Institution and Project Coordination

Empa is the interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development of the ETH Domain. Its mission: to develop materials and technologies for a sustainable future. Empa’s R&D activities link applications-oriented research to the practical implementation of new ideas in the areas of nanostructured, “smart” materials and surfaces, environmental, energy and sustainable building technologies – Cleantech applications – as well as biotechnology and medical technology.

In its mission of supporting a sustainable future, Empa is proud to bolster the development of a digital ecosystem that will simplify the access to GHG knowledge for all interested stakeholders of society.

Coordinator, Lead SP5, SP6 & SP7

Didier Beloin-Saint-Pierre

Lead SP1

Monica Arnaudo

University of St. Gallen

Experts in Knowledge Graph Technology

The University of St. Gallen is the leading business university in Switzerland. The recently founded Institute of Computer Science takes advantage of the entrepreneurial tradition and mind-set of the University of St. Gallen and combines it with in-depth technical knowledge and further development of cutting-edge technologies. At the Computer Science department, we are interested in basic research as well as interdisciplinary projects that show that technology can make a positive impact in society.

The Institute of Computer Science of the University of St. Gallen is excited to contribute its technical capabilities to the interdisciplinary effort of creating a system capable of providing environmental experts and other stakeholders with easy and comprehensive access to reliable GHG data. We strive to develop technology for a better future.

Lead SP4

Kimberly Garcia

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland Valais

Expertise in Digital Communication Interfaces

With its 11 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 3 PEI study programmes and 9 research institutes, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is a leading hub of skills and innovation, preparing students for the world of work, and contributing both to economic and social development and to the creation of jobs within the canton. The HES-SO Valais-Wallis, which enables students to study in Valais, has around 2,800 students and is made up of 5 schools: School of Art, School of Management, School of Engineering, School of Health Sciences, School of Social Work.

HES-SO Valais-Wallis, through its Institute of Informatics, contributes to the implementation of the WISER digital ecosystem, providing its expertise in knowledge management, API development and integration of sustainability digital resources.

Lead SP3

Jean-Paul Calbimonte

Zürich University of Applied Science

Experts in Business Development

ZHAW is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. The School of Management and Law (SML) at ZHAW delivers innovative and interdisciplinary education, research and consulting in management, economics, and law. In collaboration with private and public organisations, SML develops innovative concepts for problem solutions in the field of business and administration, promoting sustainable development and corporate responsibility.

Dedicated to sustainable business development, SML identifies unmet needs regarding GHG accounting and explores different business models to facilitate access to GHG knowledge for all types of business and public organisation, while also ensuring economic attractiveness and long-term viability of the digital ecosystem.

Lead SP8

Katrin Pakizer

Paul Scherrer Institute

Experts in Computational Tools for Environmental Assessments

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is the multidisciplinary research institute for natural and engineering sciences of the ETH Domain. It conducts basic and applied research in the fields of matter and materials, human health, and energy and the environment. Current research is focusing on solutions for integrating renewables into the existing energy supply. These activities are supplemented by analyses giving a comprehensive assessment of energy systems.

In its mission of addressing all aspects of energy use with the aim to make energy supplies more sustainable, PSI is proud to support the development of a digital ecosystem that will simplify the access to GHG knowledge for all interested stakeholders of society.

Lead SP2

Michael Weinold

Implementation Partners


digitalswitzerland is a Swiss-wide, cross-industry association that aims to transform Switzerland into a leading digital nation. Along with our network of 200+ members and non-political partners, including more than 1,000 top executives, we’re engaged in over 25 projects to inspire, initiate, co-create and lead digital change in Switzerland.

We address all aspects of digitalisation and are committed to solving corresponding social, economic and political challenges. digitalswitzerland works to ensure that the potential of the digital future is recognised, promoted and harnessed by decision-makers in politics, business, academia, civil society and the general public.

Communication and member of SP8

Clara Wrede

ecoinvent Association

Founded by the Swiss research institutes ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and Agroscope, the ecoinvent Association is an internationally active not-for-profit organisation supporting high-quality science-based environmental assessments. Its activities include publishing and maintaining the ecoinvent Database, which currently contains over 18’500 reliable life cycle inventory datasets covering a diverse range of sectors on global and regional levels. The organisation further leads or participates in initiatives with the aim of promoting good practice in the creation and use of life cycle inventories around the world.

Member of SP1

David Turner

City of Lausanne (ICT department)

With more than 146,000 inhabitants, the capital of the Canton of Vaud and the fourth-largest city in Switzerland is distinguished by its vocation as a sustainable city and an Olympic city, and a place of education and culture. The City of Lausanne is also a multitude of development projects generating opportunities, exciting challenges and interesting career prospects. A popular tourist destination, the city is also home to many international companies, in particular the headquarters of multinational corporations.

Member of SP6

Antonio da Silva

ABB Switzerland

ABB is a world-leading technology company driving the transformation of society and industry to build a more productive and sustainable future. By connecting software to its portfolio of electrification, robotics, automation and mobility solutions, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to deliver unparalleled performance. With a heritage of excellence spanning more than 130 years, ABB’s success is due in part to its 105,000 talented employees in more than 100 countries.

Member of SP5 and SP8

Andreas Koch

Member of SP5

Kaja Kristensen

Ernst & Young

EY is one of the world’s leading audit, advisory, tax, legal and transaction firms. Around the world, our expertise and the quality of our services help create the conditions for confidence in the economy and financial markets. We bring out the best in people so that together they can help organisations achieve sustainable growth. In this way, we play an active role in building a fairer and more balanced world for our people, our clients and society as a whole.

Member of SP8

Sanjin Ploskic


Every company has a mission. What’s ours? To empower every person and every organisation to achieve more. We believe technology can and should be a force for good and that meaningful innovation contributes to a brighter world in the future and today. Our culture doesn’t just encourage curiosity; it embraces it. Each day we make progress together by showing up as our authentic selves. We show up with a learn-it-all mentality. We show up cheering on others, knowing their success doesn’t diminish our own. We show up every day open to learning our own biases, changing our behaviour, and inviting differences. When we show up, we achieve more together. Microsoft operates in 190 countries and is made up of more than 220,000 passionate employees worldwide.

Member of SP8

Franziska Juliette Klebôn

City of Winterthur

The City of Winterthur is an educational, cultural, garden and progressive city for its 120’000 inhabitants and many others. With WinLab, the City of Winterthur presents itself as an urban living lab for public private people partnerships especially with the local ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences offering a testbed for social and technological innovations also for knowledge transfer with the society aiming at a sustainable urban development maintaining a high quality of life and an increased resource efficiency.

The City of Winterthur has one of the leading Smart City initiatives in Switzerland and is committed to implementing measures on the path to Net Zero 2040 through the implementation of its Energy and Climate Concept. Decarbonisation of Energy, Buildings, ICT and Mobility is high on the political agenda of Winterthur. WISER shall deliver outcomes with respective impacts.

Member of SP6

Vicente Carabias /

City of Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen is a picturesque city located in Northern Switzerland, known for its stunning architecture, rich cultural heritage, and natural beauty. This charming city boasts a fascinating old town with well-preserved medieval buildings, narrow streets, and a historic fortress perched on a hilltop. With its unique blend of history, culture, and natural wonders, Schaffhausen is a must-visit destination for travellers looking to experience the best of Switzerland. Since 2021, Schaffhausen also runs a Smart City program to further improve the overall quality of life.

One of four focus areas of the mentioned Smart City program includes environment, energy and infrastructure. To take effective and efficient decisions on a policy and implementation level, the City of Schaffhausen, together with other cities, is an associated member of WISER.

Member of SP6

Ramon Göldi

Swiss Datacenter Efficiency Association

The Swiss Datacenter Efficiency Association (SDEA) is an alliance of industrial and academic organizations that came together to create a unique, integrated and modular approach to full-stack datacenter energy efficiency and emission certification. SDEA Label originated from a digitalswitzerland challenge in 2018 with the objective to make Switzerland an attractive host for energy-efficient and low-emission datacenters. SDEA is supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy and by premium sponsorship from Schneider Electric and SICPA.

Member of SP7

Babak Falsafi


Swico Recycling is a national, not-for-profit system for taking back discarded electronic and electrical equipment used in the areas of Informatics, Consumer Electronics, Office, Communications, Graphics Industry and Measurement and Medicine Technology. As a take-back system, Swico Recycling works closely with retailers, private and public collection points, logistics and recycling companies, as well as specialist environment agencies and auditors.

Swico Recycling has been an internationally recognised model for take-back systems since it was established in 1994, as it is characterised by high collection and recycling rates, strict processing rules and quality inspections, as well as investments in research and development.

Member of SP1

Judith Bellaiche

Associated Partners


Pelt8 is a sustainability reporting start up, we take pride in the fact that our tool plays a role in our clients sustainability journeys. Contributing towards the fight against climate change is a key driving force behind the work we do.

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