The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has recently published a 113-page report “Innovationsförderung im Energiebereich für Firmen und Forschungsinstitute (available in German), “Offers to encourage innovation in the energy field aimed at Swiss companies and research institutes”. Numerous organisations offer financial support, services and consulting for innovative projects in the energy field. This website provides guidance concerning support opportunities for such projects for Swiss enterprises and research institutes. The SFOE and this report contain a summary and details of the main offers.
P&TS’ Fund for Ethical Innovation is mentioned in the SFOE report (page 109). In 2008, we started awarding grants to socially responsible Swiss companies with fewer than 200 employees. We aim to support businesses that need help protecting inventions in areas such as renewable energies, global warming, environmental protection, health (especially in developing countries), human rights and the promotion of peace. Our grants, now worth CHF 20,000 per year, are provided in the form of intellectual property services. For more information, visit the section of our website here or contact us.
A 15-page summary of the SFOE report is available in French, German, Italian and English outlining the programmes and giving links to the relevant websites.