The canton of Lucerne is pursuing the climate protection goal of ’net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050’ and is simultaneously taking measures to adapt to changing climatic conditions. Furthermore, energy efficiency is to be increased and more energy is to be obtained from renewable sources. Innovative ideas and solutions can help to achieve the cantonal climate and energy targets. The canton of Lucerne is therefore looking for pilot projects in the areas of climate protection, climate adaptation and energy in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Projects from all fields of action can be submitted.
The new call for proposals supports companies, organizations, start-ups and municipalities in initiating sustainable solutions to tackle the challenges of climate change in the canton of Lucerne. The pilot projects are intended to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from research to practice and accelerate the application of new innovative technologies. An independent jury of experts from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the cantonal administration and other organizations will review the submitted project ideas and select the most convincing projects. The jury will assess the projects according to the extent to which they contribute to achieving the cantonal climate targets, are innovative, feasible and sustainable and have a high development potential. The pilot and lighthouse character is also important: the ideas should trigger social interest and create momentum.
Apply by the end of MayApplications will be accepted digitally from January until the end of May 2024. The portal will be launched at klima.lu.ch at the beginning of January with all the necessary information such as assessment criteria, timetable and conditions. Selected pilot projects with a total value of CHF 300,000 will be supported as part of this call for proposals. The funding amount per project is a maximum of 40 percent of the project costs and amounts to a minimum of CHF 2,000 and a maximum of CHF 100,000 per project. The call for proposals will take place for the first time in 2024 and is initially limited to three years.
Information at klima.lu.ch