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The Swiss Cleantech Masterplan (SCMP) is an instrument created by the Federal Council to encourage innovation in cleantech companies in Switzerland.
Source: Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), Switzerland

Cleantech provides a huge opportunity for innovation and manufacturing in Switzerland, a means of creating jobs and maintaining living standards. At the same time, efficient and clean technologies play an important role in meeting global challenges such as climate change, depletion of natural resources or increasing environmental pollution. For this reason, the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) and the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) worked together to draft the Swiss Cleantech Masterplan (SCMP). With this plan, the federal government seeks to make Swiss cleantech companies more innovative by encouraging close cooperation between scientific, business, government and political stakeholders. Furthermore Cleantech's main objectives are leading position in cleantech research, considerable progress in knowledge and technology transfer and leading position in cleantech products and services.

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Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 8
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This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Location: Switzerland
Date of completion: 2010
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