Companies and start-ups consider the support provided by the federal government’s innovation promotion agency Innosuisse to be very useful overall. In addition to the purely economic benefits, the strengthening of knowledge and technology transfer and the increase in research expertise are particularly appreciated. Radical technologies and disruptive innovations which are expected to change the market or a company significantly are playing an increasingly important role in funding. These results emerge from three external impact studies conducted on behalf of Innosuisse in 2018.
In 2016, the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), Innosuisse’s predecessor organisation, commissioned a first phase of comprehensive impact analyses to examine both the performance and effects of promotion and also the design and implementation of the funding instruments in greater depth. In the second phase in 2018, which has now been completed, the focus was on the impact aspects and benefits of the funding instruments.
The analyses conducted to date have also provided Innosuisse with valuable information for developing an overarching concept for assessing the effectiveness of its funding instruments. It must submit this concept by the end of 2019 in accordance with the strategic objectives of the Federal Council.
Impact analysis - Phase I
Last modification 17.01.2023