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SCION At a Glance

The SCION Association is a non-profit organisation driving transformation of the Internet infrastructure. It enables highly available, trustworthy, transparent, efficient, and affordable communication; ensuring reliable and secure transport of data throughout global networks.

The Association promotes collaboration within the ecosystem, sharing know-how with its members, facilitating open source development, while enabling reliable, secure, and interoperable implementations thanks to standardisation and a certification program.

Uli Sigg, an entrepreneur and former Swiss diplomat, is supporting the SCION Association as a founding member, together with ETH Zurich, the SNB, and the SIX Group. The Association is headquartered in Lucerne and is a recognized ETH spinoff. The Association board includes Prof. Vanessa Wood, Vice President for Knowledge Transfer and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich, Dr. Thomas Moser, Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, Uli Sigg, Prof. Reto Francioni, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Swiss International Airlines and former Chairman of Deutsche Börse AG, and Dr. Thomas Wellauer, Chairman of the Board of SIX Group.


The SCION Association is now open for membership to entities interested in SCION. The Association is further supported by an Advisory Board with top-level, global experts and executives, chaired by Professor Perrig.


Enabling highly available, trustworthy, transparent, efficient, and affordable communication; ensuring reliable and secure transport of electronic data assets throughout global networks.


The SCION Association is a non-profit organisation facilitating the global adoption of the SCION next generation Internet to meet the growing requirements for reliability, security, performance, and compliance in the digital economy, fueled by the proliferation of and dependency on interconnected machines, devices and people.

SCION strives to stabilize digital markets and democratize secure access to the Internet around the globe, while being compliant with data privacy requirements of businesses, their customers and other stakeholders.

The Association brings innovation developed at ETH Zurich to the market, making SCION research widely available.

The Association nurtures the growth of a global SCION ecosystem, promotes open source and open standards that allow anyone to succeed, making SCION accessible to everyone. The Association defines and promotes standards so that implementations are reliable, secure, and interoperable.


In 2022 former CEO Patrick Naef and prof. Vanessa Wood of ETH Zürich announce the effort to establish the SCION Association.

Also, read the 08 Febraury 2023 press release


Members of the Associaton can participate in its technical committess that actively improve and develop SCION. Know more about their activities and visit the respective page for their charters :