Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP)

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The Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) is a transnational initiative on joint Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) programming to boost and accelerate the energy transition, building upon regional and national RTDI funding programmes.

The CETP aims to contribute to the EU’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, by pooling national and regional RDTI funding for a broad variety of technologies and system solutions required to make the transition. In that sense, the CETP establishes seven Transition Initiatives (TRIs) in order to work together on

  • organising target group oriented stakeholder management and communication in the field;
  • developing thematic modules for the annual joint calls;
  • implementing accompanying activities on knowledge management and maximising impact.

Participating Swiss organizations

Switzerland being an Associated Country, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and the Swiss Science National Foundation (SNSF) joined the CETP. Swiss based applicants can join research consortia on equal terms with applicants from EU Member States, and other Associated Partners.

General Timeline

The CETP enables 70 national and regional RTDI programme owners and managers from 32 countries to align their priorities, pool national budgets of 210 Mill EUR for two joint calls in 2022 and 2023, as well as to implement annual joint calls from 2022 to 2027.

First Call for Proposals 2022

The First Call for Proposals, officially launched on 13 September 2022, is structured into thematic modules. Each TRI has developed one or two Call modules based on their strategic topics and content.

While SFOE participates in TRIs 1-4 and 6, SNSF covers TRIs 5 and 7.

SFOE will fund successful Swiss proposals to a total of 10 million Euros through its Pilot and Demonstration (P+D) programme. Thus, the terms and conditions of the P+D programme as well as of this specific call apply.

Please refer to both the call documents on the CETP website and SFOE specific call documents. For pre-proposals please use this form.

Time schedule:

13 September 2022: Opening of call

15 October 2022: Questions and answers related to call (SFOE specific)

22 November 2022: Deadline for submission of pre-proposals to CETP and SFOE

19 January 2023: Announcement of pre-proposals invited for full proposal

20 February 2023: Questions and answers related to full proposal (SFOE specific)

27 March 2023: Deadline for submission of full proposals to CETP and SFOE (14:00 CEST)

28 June 2023: Announcement of accepted proposals

1 September 2023: Earliest start of projects

20 March 2023: Deadline for submission of full proposals to CETP and SFOE è 27 March 2023 (14:00 CEST) 

Last modification 13.09.2022

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