The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) supports energy-related research and pilot and demonstration projects as long as they correspond to the priorities of the respective programmes and can be suitably co-ordinated with ongoing or planned projects.
The main focus is on applied research, development-related research, pilot applications of new technologies, and demonstration projects. Applications for support for pilot and demonstration projects should be made before any other actions (initiation of project, request for necessary permits, etc.) are taken.
Applicants should first submit a brief outline of the project (2-page form). Wherever possible, outlines and applications should be submitted to the programme head in electronic form. He will then co-ordinate each application with the SFOE or other relevant offices.