Industrial Processes

The objective of this SFOE research programme is to apply innovative technology to sustainably reduce the use of resources in energy-intensive processes. To this end the SFOE promotes and coordinates interdisciplinary research projects in industry, at universities and at research facilities. The implementation of the results from these projects shall make a significant contribution  to the efficient use of resources, the reduction of greenhouse gases, the security of energy supply, and the competitive advantage of Swiss industries.

Current research priorities

  • Process innovation and optimisation
  • Process integration and use of waste heat
  • Renewable energy in industrial processes
  • Energy efficient industrial supply chains

Application procedure

The 2021 thematic call focuses on industrial energy efficiency. The call for proposals with details on scope, deadlines and procedures can be found under the “Documents” tab below.

In the bottom-up application process, limited funding is still available for individual projects that fit with thematic programme priorities outside the scope of the current call.  Please contact the program manager before submitting an application.

Further funding opportunities exist in the SFOE Pilot and Demonstration Programme for projects at higher technology readiness levels.

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Last modification 24.03.2021

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Head of Programme

Carina Alles

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