ASCONA aims to support the embedding of basic science in society - both with industry and organisations with a societal objective - by creating optimal interconnections.
ASCONA initiates and conducts science-driven collaborations. With a background in science alliances based in industrial fundamental research, ASCONA offers the knowledge and skills needed for setting up and guiding successful scientific international collaborations between academia, industry and society.
ASCONA connects and communicates between science and industry. It fosters networks with a complementary capacity from science, industry and politics. This originates from the need for basic science to be embedded in society in such a way that it creates sustainable value.
ASCONA enables systems, science & technology and social sciences such as law, ethics & governance, with technological domains - e.g. infrastructure and data science - in various fields of science. The underlying goal is to create a positive impact for society, both nationally and internationally.
ASCONA makes connections that lead to research and innovations within technological domains, as well as activating that technology in science and society.
ASCONA stimulates the process of fundamental understanding of scientific questions, combined with their social usefulness. Especially if they can come together in a logical context – see Pasteur’s Quadrant.