16.12.2020 The energy funding programme, which has been managed by Innosuisse since 2013 will be completed at the end of 2020. The core element of this programme was the establishment and management of eight Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCERs). Adriano Nasciuti, President of the Steering Committee and Innovation Council of Innosuisse, takes a look back at the past eight years in an interview.
14.12.2020 In April, the Federal Council decided to support promising start-ups with coronavirus-related liquidity bottlenecks via the guarantee system. In this way, in cooperation with the cantons, they should be protected from insolvency. The cantons were able to draw on a panel of experts coordinated by Innosuisse to assess the guarantee applications. By the submission deadline of 31 August, the panel had issued 122 assessments of start-ups.
30.11.20 The objective of the impulse programme Innovation Strength Switzerland is to stimulate the innovation activities. Eased financial terms for innovation projects submitted in 2021 and 2022 are intended to help small to medium-sized companies and organisations maintain their innovative strength during the pandemic.
19.11.20 Innosuisse is launching a new funding instrument in January 2021 – the Flagship Initiative. Alois Zwinggi, Chairman of the Innovation Council of Innosuisse, explains in an interview what it is and at whom it is targeted.
23.09.20 Austria has taken over the chairmanship of EUREKA and will therefore be overseeing cooperation between innovation ministries and agencies across more than 47 countries, as well as the European Commission, for a period of one year.
26.08.20 Dominique Gruhl-Bégin is Head of the Start-up Division at Innosuisse. On the occasion of the TOP Swiss Startup Award on 9 September in Zurich, the head of the Swiss Startup Network shares her views on the development of the startup ecosystem in Switzerland. In her opinion, the coordination of the support offer for start-ups and the collaboration among players in the ecosystem with one another marks an important change in recent years.
23.06.2020 The European funding programme “Horizon 2020” will soon be coming to a close. This will also mark the end of the partnership initiatives AAL and Eurostars, in which Innosuisse represents Switzerland. This summer, Swiss institutions from business and research have another opportunity to apply for funding.
Update: 23.06.2020 During the pandemia, Innosuisse supports its funding clients by providing pragmatic and unbureaucratic solutions. Find out more about the latest measures for innovation projects, Innovation Cheques, or Start-up Coaching.
Update: 11.06.2020 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.
01.05.2020 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.
07.04.2020 A recognised track record in scientific research and innovation and a desire to learn: these are the ingredients you need to become an expert. Yves Perriard has many years of experience in this area.
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.