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.

In September 2023, a new call is launched. This time, the main focus of SFOE will be on the following call modules:

  • CM2023-04: Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)
  • CM2023-06: Heating and cooling technologies
  • CM2023-07: Geothermal energy technologies

Participating Swiss organizations

Switzerland being an Associated Country to CETP, 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.

Second call 2023

The second call being launched on 13 September encompasses 12 Call Module based on the strategic goals of each TRI.

The main focus of SFOE will be on the 3 modules CM2023-04, CM2023-06 and CM2023-07.

SFOE will fund successful applications with approximately 2 million euros per call module from its Pilot and Demonstration (P+D) program and, additionally for CM2023-07, 300’000 Euros through the R+D program “geoenergy” for CM2023-07. Thus, the terms and conditions of the P+D program and the R+D program for CM2023-07 apply.

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


7 June 2023: Webinar CETPartnership: what's in it for me?
13 September 2023: Webinar CETPartnership Joint Call 2023 Infoday 1
20 September 2023, 14:00 CET: Opening: Pre-Proposal submission to the CETP and the SFOE
22 November 2023, 14:00 CET: Deadline for submission of pre-proposal at CETP and SFOE
25 January 2024: Opening: Full Proposal submission to the CETP and the SFOE
27 March 2024, 14:00 CET: Deadline for submission of Full Proposals for CETP and SFOE
June 2024: Announcement of accepted projects
September 2024: 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 24.08.2023

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