A well-organised implementation process should ensure not only that the general public is sufficiently aware of the research projects' findings, but also that science, politics and society at large is able to draw optimum benefit from them.
Implementation work has two functions and two directions:
- Practical application of research findings
- Internal and external communication.
In addition to the researchers working on the programme, implementation work focuses on the relevant agencies at Confederation, cantonal and even municipal level. It is also aimed at many other target groups from the worlds of science, business, administration and politics, not to mention private interest groups.
The media play a key role in informing the general public.
In order that the National Research Programme NRP 54 has a sustainable scientific, political and social effect, implementation programmes are designed to extend beyond the lifetime of the NRP.