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.
You can find further information in the FAQ on the impulse programme. (PDF, 118 kB, 26.10.2018)
|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.
Last modification 12.07.2019