Financing Cleantech projects
According to CleantechAlps 2017 report, 80% of the funding for Cleantech projects comes from private actors, including a dozen of foundations and four crowdfunding platforms. In addition, a dozen major public bodies have been identified as well. Some of them are specifically dedicated to the Cleantech field and offer dedicated support such as: the Swiss Federal Office of Energy that offer a pilot and demonstration programme, as well as the flagship programme of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment that propose a technology fund and a programme for the promotion of environmental technologies; the Climate Foundation or Climate KIC. Many other players, such as the CTI, the Zürcher Kantonalbank or Investir,ch are players that target start-ups in all fields of Cleantech activities.