The federal government has been promoting the development of environmental technologies since 1997. It supports pilot and demonstration projects in the phase before market entry with financial resources. This enables research results to be translated more quickly into marketable technologies and services. The projects supported develop resource-efficient products, facilities, technologies and processes that help to reduce the burden on the environment. Some projects also support measures to strengthen resource efficiency and the competitiveness of the Swiss economy.
With its services, environmental technology promotion makes a significant contribution to improving the quality of the environment in Switzerland.
The funds available amount to around CHF 4 million per year. Individual companies, groups of companies or project groups from companies as well as research institutions can submit applications and request financial project support. Emphasis is placed on mixed project teams from companies and research.