SWITCH: Wales’ Net Zero Accelerator

As Wales and the UK transition to cleaner energy and a greener economy, SWITCH will help accelerate the path to Net Zero, develop future skills and jobs, and improve people’s wellbeing.

Delivered by leading universities in collaboration with industry, SWITCH is delivering research that tackles real life issues addressing fuel poverty and energy security, improving housing and transportation, and delivering industrial decarbonisation.

Spearheaded by Swansea University and centred around the Swansea Bay region, SWITCH brings together groups from the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff and South Wales, a wide range of academic and industry partners, and thousands of committed individuals.


Built on a history of innovation

South Wales has a regional strength in decarbonisation research over decades of multi-disciplinary research projects which have successfully delivered practical solutions for industry and developed new technologies and skills for our future workforce in a green economy.

SWITCH brings together these established projects and partnerships, making it easier to connect with the right people, skills and facilities to help accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and society across south Wales.

The Four Pillars of SWITCH