Drive digitalisation forward in Switzerland!

Switzerland is set to remain one of the leading countries in the development and application of digital technologies. In order to achieve this, the Federal Council is pledging a total of CHF 62 million as part of its 2019-2020 action plan. Innosuisse is implementing two of the recommended measures: the "Manufacturing technologies" impulse programme and the promotion of digitalisation in energy and mobility via the SCCER.

Manufacturing technologies impulse programme

The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme funds innovation projects at the interface between research and technology transfers that Swiss companies conduct together with research institutions in the digitally-oriented "Industry 4.0 and Modern manufacturing technologies" segment. Additional funding for 2019 and 2020 will amount to CHF 24 million. 

Important deadlines

Project period 18 months 12 months
Call for proposal starts
27 November 2018 27 November 2018
Closing date 21 January 2019 20 May 2019 - now closed
Funding decision Beginning of March 2019 Beginning of August 2019
Project start 1 May 2019
1 November 2019
Project end 31 October 2020 31 October 2020

Digitalisation in energy and mobility

The second part of the Federal Council’s 2019-2020 action plan that Innosuisse is implementing, consists in supporting digitalisation in the energy and mobility segments via the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research SCCER. For this, CHF 1.5 million per year of funding is expected, with a focus on a separate process involving three selected SCCERs.

As part of the digitisation process SCCER 2019-2020, Innosuisse examined four applications and approved two of them. In cooperation with the Swiss Competence Centers FURIES and Mobility, it is pleased to promote the digitisation of energy and mobility; all the additional funds of CHF 3 million will be used for this purpose.



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Dannie Jost

Scientific Officer ICT

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Innosuisse has organised two information events with Swissmem, Industrie 2025 and SATW. Here you can find all the presentations.