SCCERs and Environment

Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research

The Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCERs) have been established in 2014 in support of the Swiss Government’s Energy Strategy 2050 and funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

There are 8 SCCERs established and SCCER` joint forces, covering the entire value chain of the energy sector:

These competence centers are the scientific arms of Energy Strategy 2050 aiming to ensure seamless transition from a centralized nuclear-based power system to a decentralized renewable sources-based one. Therefore, they bring together key industrial and academic institutions from all around Switzerland, providing transfer of knowledge and experience required for the development and implementation of innovative solutions at a national level transition.



1a. SCCER – Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (SCCER FEEB&D)


1b. SCCER – Efficiency of Industrial Processes (SCCER EIP)


2. SCCER – Future Swiss Electrical Infrastructure (SCCER-FURIES)


3. SCCER – Heat Electricity Storage (SCCER HaE)


4. SCCER – Supply of Electricity (SCCER SoE)


5. SCCER – Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition (SCCER CREST)


6. SCCER – Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) 7. SCCER – Biomass for Swiss Energy Future (SCCER BIOSWEET)  

Energy research funding ecosystem

The SCCERs are also funding mechanism that serve two core functions:

a) They fill a gap on the Swiss energy research funding, by focusing on the regional to national scale and going along from the foundation research to the market.

b) They coordinate activities funded by other federal agencies and the industry in order to improve the efficiency of the energy funding and their effectiveness toward the implementation of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050.