Current information on the SWEET funding programme.
A look back on the SWEET Conference – Diverse insights into energy research
The second SWEET-conference took place on September 6, 2023. It offered a platform for exchange between energy research and implementation partners. Participants learned about the progress of the work of current consortia and were able to get in touch with the consortia at the marketplaces during the breaks.
The presentations and posters can be found on the “SWEET Conference” page.
“Energy scenarios are like icebergs”
Model-based energy scenarios play an important role in the transformation of the energy system. They can provide a basis for decision-making in politics, business and society. In the SOUR project ProdUse, researchers gained insights into which factors influence the use and thus the effect of energy scenarios.
ReFuel.ch awarded funding from SWEET programme
A decision has been made on the call for proposals “Sustainable Fuels and Platform Chemicals”: The reFuel.ch consortium led by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) will receive project funding.
Sixth SWEET call for proposals “Critical Infrastructures” launched
The SWEET call in 2023 is on “Critical Infrastructures, Climate Change, and Resilience of the Swiss Energy System”. The call is open for pre-proposals until 18 October 2023. Further information can be found under “SWEET Call 1-2023”.
Crises, language, justice – what does this have to do with energy research?
Social sciences and humanities are crucial for a successful energy transition. Therefore, they are to be given more emphasis within the SWEET funding programme. In two workshops, researchers from the social sciences and humanities identified the areas in which their research could have the greatest impact.
CoSi awarded funding from the SWEET-call “Co-Evolution”
A decision has been made on the call for proposals “Co-Evolution of the Swiss Energy System and Swiss Society and its Representation in Coordinated Simulations”: The CoSi consortium led by the University of Basel will receive project funding.
Energy research in real life
In an interview, the coordinators of the LANTERN and SWICE consortia talk about their research in the “Living Labs”. There, researchers develop, implement and test new approaches and technologies to reduce energy consumption in living, working and mobility.
CROSSDat - An open energy data platform for Switzerland
Adriana Marcucci, coordinator of the CROSS activity, and Lucas Tochtermann, Digital Innovation Specialist at the SFOE, talk in an interview about the importance of reliable, up-to-date and accessible energy data.
Fifth SWEET call for proposals “Sustainable Fuels” launched
The second SWEET call in 2022 is on “Sustainable Fuels and Platform Chemicals”. The call is open for pre-proposals until 9 December 2022. Further information can be found under “SWEET Call 2-2022”.
SWEET Conference – important platform for information exchange
The first SWEET conference was held successfully in Bern on 15 June. The participants exchanged information on the state of research in the SWEET consortia and discussed how transdisciplinarity can succeed in energy research. The presentations and posters can be found on the “SWEET Conference” page.
SWEET call for proposals “Living & Working” – two consortia selected
The results of the SWEET Call 1-2021 have been announced. The following two consortia have been awarded:
- LANTERN – Living lAbs iNTerfaces for the Energy TRansitioN (Host Institution: HES-SO/Valais-Wallis)
- SWICE – Sustainable Wellbeing for the Individual and the Collectivity in the Energy transition (Host Institution: EPFL)
Fourth SWEET call for proposals “Co-Evolution” launched
The first SWEET call in 2022 is on “Co-Evolution of the Swiss Energy System and Swiss Society and Its Representation in Coordinated Simulations”. The call is open for pre-proposals until 16 June 2022. Further information can be found under “SWEET Call 1-2022”.
New toolbox for knowledge and technology transfer
In order to provide SWEET consortia, as well as other energy researchers and actors in knowledge transfer, with a low-threshold and attractive access to the topic of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT), a practical toolbox is now available.
SWEET takes stock
A lot has been achieved, a lot has been learned and a lot has already been optimised: SWEET launched its first call for proposals in June 2020. We look back and show where the funding programme currently stands.
SWEET cooperates across federal office boundaries
Sustainable fuels and net zero: SWEET is preparing two new calls for proposals for 2022 and 2024 in cooperation with the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). The parties involved answer questions.
Introducing the consortium SURE
Four consortia have been selected as part of the first call for proposals on the topic of “Integration of renewables”. We introduce the SURE consortium, which is led by the PSI.
Living & Working: Application process enter the second phase
The application process for the second SWEET call for proposals on the theme of “Living & Working” is entering the second phase. Four consortia have now been invited to submit a full proposal by 17 November 2021.
Introducing the consortium PATHFNDR
Four consortia have been selected as part of the first call for proposals on the topic of “Integration of renewables”. We introduce the PATHFNDR consortium, which is led by the ETH Zurich.
Current call for proposals SWEET Call 2-2021
The second SWEET call for proposals of 2021 is on “Critical Infrastructures, Climate Change, and Resilience of the Swiss Energy System”. The call is open for pre-proposals from 9 September to 3 December. Further information is available on the “SWEET Call 2-2021” page.
Social scientists and humanities scholars must actively engage in energy research
Sustainable development is one of society's core tasks. Sociologist Prof. Michael Stauffacher explains in an interview why an integrative approach with different disciplinary perspectives is particularly important for the transition of our energy system.
Completion of the SOUR evaluation
Following the evaluation by independent, international experts, the four best-rated projects were awarded. The following article briefly presents the ULISSE, BILS, ProdUse and TMSG projects.
Introducing the consortium EDGE
Four consortia have been selected as part of the first call for proposals on the topic of “Integration of renewables”. We introduce the EDGE consortium, which is led by the EPF Lausanne.
Interdisciplinary research contributes to faster implementation of the energy transition
Isabelle Stadelmann, Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bern, has been conducting research on energy issues for several years, often in cooperation with colleagues from natural sciences and technical disciplines. In the following interview, she shows why such collaborations are of great importance for the transformation of our energy system.
Introducing the consortium DeCarbCH
Four consortia have been selected as part of the first call for proposals on the topic of “Integration of renewables”. We introduce the DeCarbCH consortium, which is led by the University of Geneva.
Energy research needs the humanities and social sciences
The SWEET funding programme not only addresses the technical and scientific disciplines, but also promotes the participation of the social sciences and humanities in the consortia. Yasmine Calisesi, Energy Center EPF Lausanne, and Christian Schaffner, Energy Science Center, ETH Zurich, on important aspects of interdisciplinary cooperation within the SWEET consortia.
Call for proposals SOUR Call 1-2021
With its call for proposals for unconventional, “outside-the-box” energy research, the SFOE is responding to the spirit of the times. A total of 77 project proposals were submitted by the end of March, significantly more than expected.
SAGW SWEET webinar
On 15 April 2021, Andreas Haselbacher presented the SWEET funding programme in a webinar organised by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) and provided information on the current status of the calls for proposals.
Overview of the activities of the first consortia (SWEET Call 1-2020)
In order to take into account the work already planned by the existing consortia when submitting proposals (pre-& full proposals) and to facilitate future coordination, an overview of the planned work is available for each consortium on the “SWEET Call 1-2020” page.
Current call for proposals SWEET Call 1-2021
The first SWEET call 2021 addresses the theme “Living & Working”. The call is open for pre-proposals from 6 April to 16 June 2021. Fur-ther information can be found on the “SWEET Call 1-2021” page.
Start of the first consortia (SWEET Call 1-2020)
The results of the SWEET Call 1-2020 call for proposals have been announced. Two panels of international experts has awarded the contract to four consortia:
- PATHFNDR - PATHways to an Efficient Future Energy System through Flexibility aND SectoR Coupling (Host Institution: ETH Zurich)
- EDGE - Enabling Decentralized renewable GEneration in the Swiss cities, midlands, and the Alps (Host Institution: EPF Lausanne)
- DeCarbCH - Decarbonisation of Cooling and Heating in Switzerland (Host Institution: University of Geneva)
- SURE - SUstainable and Resilient Energy for Switzerland (Host Institution: Paul Scherrer Institute PSI)
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