Switzerland: DETEC

Name of Funding agency

Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative

SFOE Research Programme Battery Technologies

Programme website


Programme owner

Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Program manager (executing funding organisation)

Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Stefan Oberholzer (stefan.oberholzer@bfe.admin.ch, +41 58 465 89 20)

Funding Commitment

650.000 EURO

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

not specified

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

TRL 3 to 8

Funding rates (approx.)

max. 80% for higher education institution, public research organisation, max. 50% for  private (SME, larger companies). In case of Pilot- and Demonstration projects: max. 40% of eligible project costs, which are the additional project costs that cannot be amortized over the expected lifetime of the developed installation or solution

Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

The SFOE potentially supports all private and public applicants, namely: higher education institution, public research organisation, public organisation, private – SME (Industry), private – large companies (Industry), private – Non-profit research organisation.

The SFOE promotes application-oriented research in the field of energy. Proposed projects have to be in line with the Energy research concept of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy 2021 to 2024.

Detailed information:  Directive on the submission and evaluation of applications for financial support of energy research, pilot and demonstration projects

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

for R+D-type of project: additional national information required in case the full proposal is accepted.

for P+D-type of project: in case proposal has passed the pre-proposal stage, a national proposal would need to be submitted in parallel to the submission of the ERA.NET full proposal with a submission at national level prior to the deadline for full proposal submission.

In any case, a direct contact with SFOE (E-Mail/phone) is mandatory before any electronic submission (at least 1 week before submission of pre-proposal).

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level


Further guidance