Dr. Bettina Ernst, Vice-Chairperson, Innosuisse Innovation Council explains why she believes Switzerland ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a leading player in the development of biotechnology.
16.04.2020 Seeking new ideas and solutions from science and implementing them on the market is of vital importance in times of crisis. Swiss innovators from all parts of the country are currently helping to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic with their innovations. Many of them are being supported by Innosuisse.
Update: 26.05.2020 During these turbulent times, Innosuisse supports its funding clients by providing pragmatic and unbureaucratic solutions. Find out more about the latest measures for innovation projects, Innovation Cheques, Mentoring and Start-up Coaching.
03.04.20 Despite coronavirus, Innosuisse is continuing courses in modules 2 to 4 of the Start-up Training programme. The Start-up Training providers have turned them into interactive e-learning without disruption, while maintaining the focus around the key areas of experiential learning, customer centricity and gamification.
24.03.2020 The current turbulence is also impacting innovation funding. In light of the situation, our clients are turning to us with their many questions and concerns. We are here for you: Innosuisse will answer your questions and look for pragmatic solutions to support you during these difficult times. If you have questions, please get in touch with your contact person at Innosuisse. You can find them on our website under the respective funding instruments.
23.03.2020 Innosuisse's funding business was highly successful in 2019. At the end of the year, over 800 applications for innovation projects were submitted to Innosuisse, 65 percent more than in the previous year. Some 480 start-ups applied for coaching.
22.03.2020 You want to ensure you exploit opportunities to the full but are uncertain whether you are on the right track with your innovation project? SMEs can benefit from the support from people with vast experience and genuine interest in the development of the organisation.
16.03.2020 The innovation cheque helps start-ups and SMEs in Switzerland to test innovation ideas in collaboration with a research partner. It is a popular funding instrument. In 2019, Innosuisse received 559 applications, and 400 preliminary studies were carried out.
25.02.20 Eleven Swiss start-ups have been selected to continue their journey with Innosuisse’s Scale-up Coaching programme. Over the last few weeks, 13 start-ups have been presenting their growth objectives and plans for implementing these to a jury.
18.02.20 The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) – which has been based at the Innosuisse Secretariat since 2018 – helps Swiss companies to find cooperation partners abroad for their business, innovation and research projects.
14.02.2020 Six startups have been selected to join the startup exchange programme with Israel. They will have the opportunity to explore Israel's startup scene through workshops, networking and meeting with potential stakeholders.
BRIDGE Discovery is a funding scheme for experienced researchers. In the context of the third call in the beginning of 2019, 79 proposals were evaluated by a panel composed of experts in applied research and research implementation. 10 were selected.
The scale-up coaching program is an intensive two-year program designed for Swiss startups that are less than 5 years and employ at least five full-time equivalents. 16 startups have been selected and will benefit from the new program.
18.12.2019 The funding business for innovation projects gained considerable momentum over the course of the year. Innosuisse expects to have received more than 700 applications for innovation projects by the end of the year – around 50 per cent more than in 2018.
11.12.2019 Innosuisse representatives regularly hear comments about the funding of science-based innovation projects that are not true. So we would like to put four myths to bed while also providing some useful advice on your next application.
03.12.2019 The range of opportunities for start-ups to participate in internationalisation camps is increasing. Guangzhou is the new destination being offered by Innosuisse for start-ups seeking to open up the international market.
22.11.2019 At the beginning of November, Innosuisse and the Swiss National Science Foundation signed two declarations of intent with their Brazilian partner agencies to step up cooperation on research and innovation.
22.10.19 The new-generation National Thematic Networks (NTNs) backed by Innosuisse are intended in future to support innovators from academia, business and society at large more directly in the development and testing of new, viable innovation ideas.