The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) promotes the development of innovative environmental technologies with federal funding. It works closely with private firms and institutions of applied research.

The FOEN's promotional efforts are meant to

  • protect the environment with resource-efficient products, technologies and processes
  • strengthen the resource efficiency and competitiveness of the Swiss economy

Environmental technology promotion (UTF) is the instrument that creates the framework for this. Every five years, a report is published on activities to promote environmental technologies. It provides information on the promotion of environmental technologies in general (e.g. criteria, processes, use of funds) and its impact. Examples of projects illustrate the diversity of projects funded.

Umwelttechnologieförderung 2017-2021


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Last modification 28.12.2023

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