SWEET at a glance
SWEET – “SWiss Energy research for the Energy Transition” – is a funding program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). SWEET’s purpose is to accelerate innovations that are key to implementing Switzerland’s Energy Strategy 2050 and achieving the country’s climate goals.
The program was launched in early 2021. The funding program runs until 2032. In each call, research proposals can be submitted on pre-defined research challenges. Consortia from different universities, other higher education institutions and public or privat-sector partners may apply. SWEET focuses on solution-oriented research in relevant topic areas and on the practical application of research findings. Funding is available to inter- and transdisciplinary research and innovation projects, known as consortium projects. Pilot and demonstration projects are crucial, so it is important to involve stakeholders from outside the research community as well. A key aspect of the program is the cooperation between a range of stakeholders: universities, the ETH Domain and universities of applied sciences cooperate with federal, cantonal and communal institutions, with the private sector and NGOs.
For more information you can visit their website: SWEET funding program