SWEET (SWiss Energy research for the Energy Transition) is a new funding program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy for the years 2021 to 2032. The purpose of SWEET is to accelerate innovations that are crucial to implement Switzerland’s Energy Strategy 2050 and achieve the country’s climate policy goals.
SWEET spans the innovation cycle from application-oriented basic research to preparations for deployment. Complementary to other funding instruments, SWEET targets consortia that work together over several years to pursue portfolios of interrelated, transdisciplinary projects. Collaborations of research institutions with the private sector and the public sector are particularly encouraged. Please check the «SWEET Overview» document for additional information.
First Call for Proposals in 2020
SWEET consortia and projects will be selected in a series of competitive calls for proposals. The first of these calls will be launched in 2020 under the guiding theme of: «Integration of Renewables into a Sustainable and Resilient Swiss Energy System».
In a stakeholder consultation from February 27th to March 24th researchers were invited to propose potential research topics for this first thematic call.
Based on the proposed research topics, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy will define the first SWEET call for proposals, which is expected to open in June 2020. The call text as well as the invitation to a launch event will be published on this website.