The NEST Initiative Association

The NEST Initiative is a non-profit member-based organization incorporated in Ecublens, VD, Switzerland, on 4 October 2012. Any natural (i.e., you as an individual) or legal (e.g., your company or university) person sharing and supporting the goals of the NEST Initiative can become a member of the Initiative.

The long-term development of the Initiative is determined by its General Assembly, which comprises all members of the Initiative, although only active members have the right to vote in the assembly; active membership is based on continuous contributions to our joint software-development efforts. The General Assembly elects a board of directors to run the Initiative on a day-to-day basis.

Please see our Membership page if you would like to join the NEST Initiative.

Our Statutes

The “life” of the NEST Initiative is regulated by its statutes. Since the Initiative is incorporated in Switzerland, the officially binding statutes are written in German as one of Switzerlands official languages. We also provide an English translation for information.

General assembly minutes

The meeting minutes of the first three General Assmblies of the NEST Initiative are in German. Future meeting minutes will be written in English.

The board of directors

The board of directors is elected by the General Assembly for a period of two years and consists of the President and between two and four further members. Until the General Assembly in 2016, the members of the board are

The work of the board is regulated by the Statutes and by-law (Geschäftsordnung) for the board.

Our members

Name Organization Country Member status Member since
Deger, Moritz University of Cologne Germany Active 2014
Diesmann, Markus Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2012
Djurfeldt, Mikael Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan Sweden Active 2015
Eppler, Jochen Martin Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2012
Gewaltig, MarcOliver Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Switzerland Active 2012
Helias, Moritz Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2012
Ippen, Tammo Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2015
Kunkel, Susanne Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2012
Morrison, Abigail Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2012
Plesser, Hans Ekkehard Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway Active 2012
Schenck, Wolfram Research Center Jülich Germany Active 2015
Seeholzer, Alexander Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Switzerland Community 2015