with up to 800Mio. CHF/year at institutes AND companies with cash through the
top down programs.
Horizon2020 has earmarked 700Mio€ (i.e. 100Mio€/year) for Photonics. In Switzerland we can thus expect to get 5 to 10Mio CHF/year funding of Photonics at reserach institutes (will be paid now directly from Bern) and companies (company funding is at the moment not secured).
Such top down programs are based on calls and you can find out about funding opportunities here
The submission will be evaluated by international experts, thus it is important to highlight the value of the proposal to Switzerland as well as Europe. It is new that now projects up to TRL6 (prototype demo!, i.e. beyond technology development) are funded.