Switzerland commits to promote innovative, environmentally sound and resource-efficient technologies, processes and products. It will do so by supporting pilot and demonstration projects as well as projects improving the resource-efficiency of Swiss companies through a technology promotion fund (about 4.2 million Swiss francs per year). The maximum rate support is 50% of the total costs of the project.
The commitment aims to result in both ecological and economic benefits. Co-benefits are also expected for general sustainability, including social aspects. Supported projects will be evaluated under criteria for health, risks and safety.
Implementing partners will include private companies (in particular small and medium enterprises) and research institutions
This commitment contributes to SDGs 6.3, 6.4, 9.5, 11.6, 12.1, 12.2, 12.4 and 12.5.