International calls for proposals

Innosuisse promotes international innovation projects in the open-topic initiatives EUREKA and Eurostars, in thematic initiatives of the EU partnerships as well as bilateral cooperations between companies and research institutions from strategic partner countries. Innosuisse will also help you find the right partner with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

On this page you will find all current calls for proposals for Swiss companies, research institutions and other organisations within the scope of Innosuisse’s international support offers. You can currently submit project proposals for the calls indicated below.


Funding contributions from Innosuisse for international projects

Funding for project partners in international innovation projects differ depending on the support offer. For Eurostars and the EU thematic partnerships, the European funding rules apply; for all other international innovation projects, the Innosuisse funding rules apply.


Call for projects Eurostars 2024

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Second Eurostars Call in 2024
Eurostars is a funding programme for innovative SME leading international project consortia, collaborating with like-minded partners on market-driven research, development and innovation projects and growing their business.

Eurostars is a funding programme open to SMEs, large companies, research organisations and universities. There are no thematic restrictions.

Timeline
12 July 2024 Call launch
12 September 2024 Submission deadline at 14.00h
December 2024 Evaluation results

Call for projects Switzerland-Poland

Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme

Swiss companies and research institutes are invited to take part in the Switzerland-Poland cooperation programme. This programme aims to ensure sustainable development and long-term economic growth through the development of research-based knowledge.

The international research and development projects funded under this programme should help to improve the competitiveness of companies in the field of applied research and support young researchers in their projects. Projects must be submitted by consortia comprising at least one Swiss and one Polish entity. In terms of themes, the 2024 call for projects is open. The research planned as part of the projects is focused exclusively on civil applications.

The programme was set up by the Directorate for Development and Cooperation (DDC) as part of the Swiss contribution to certain EU Member States. It is managed by the National Centre for Research and Development NCBR-Poland. Detailed information on funding rules and contributions to partner entities is available in the guidelines for the project call.

Timeline
22 April 2024 Call opening
24 April 2024 Online information webinar (in Polish)
25 April 2024 Online information webinar (in English)
01 July 2024
Submission deadline
December 2024 Publication of the final ranking list

Call for projects Transforming Health and Care Systems 2024

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The THCS is a call for collaborative, transnational research, and innovation actions. It aims to support the development of new and innovative solutions that can address the current and future challenges facing health and care systems.

The objective of this call is to encourage the optimization of patient care pathways and contribute to the transition towards more sustainable, efficient, resilient, ethical, high-quality, and accessible person-centered healthcare systems. The call addresses the challenge posed by the increasing number of patients treated in hospitals or other healthcare facilities and the need to ensure continuity of care and offer better integration of hospital services with outpatient care (for more information please visit the THCS Website).

The THCS call is open to Universities, higher education institutions, research organisations, hospitals, foundations or any healthcare providers, user organisations, SMEs and large companies.

Timeline
23 February 2024 Call publication
16 April 2024 Submission deadline for Intent to Apply letter
14 May 2024 Deadline for proposal submission
October 2024 Communication of the funding decisions to the applicants

Call for projects Switzerland-Brazil 2024

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Participants from Switzerland and Brazil are invited to submit joint project proposals for research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and Brazil. The call is open to Brazilian and Swiss collaborators and encourages innovation in, but not limited to, the following technologies:

• Biotech; Medtech; Healthtech
• Agritech and Foodtech
• Bioeconomy; Circular economy
• Climatech and sustainability
• Cleantech; Clean energy & water

Timeline
26 Feb 2024 Call launch
20 Mar 2024 Webinar
30 Sep 2024 Deadline for submissions
01 Dec 2024 Notification of decisions
01 Jan 2025 Earliest project start date

Further information:

Guidelines Bilateral call CH-BR 2024 (PDF, 294 kB, 16.05.2024)

How to apply:
• Brazilian participants must submit an application to the EMBRAPII unit
• Swiss participants must submit an Innosuisse application via the Innosuisse application platform including:
 draft consortium agreement (not signed)
common proposal document (DOCX, 834 kB, 23.02.2024)
 financial viability check documents (annual account statements for the last two years; Innosuisse financial sheet (XLSX, 110 kB, 23.02.2024)) per implementation partner with <250 FTE

Partner search:
The search of project partners in Brazil and Switzerland is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Nicolas Lentze, +41 58 469 07 59, nicolas.lentze@innosuisse.ch) through the b2match platform.

Information webinar:
Potential applicants are invited to register for our information webinar on 20th March at 15:00 hrs (CET).

Learn more about the international projects with Brazil and the local partner, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial (EMBRAPII)


Eureka call for projects: Cell and Gene Therapy Towards Clinical Practice

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for R&D Projects between Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The call aims to promote knowledge sharing and allows for rapid technological advances in gene and cell therapy and new approaches in stakeholder engagement. Projects should, where applicable, bring together a broad range of healthcare stakeholders — including manufacturers, academia, payers, providers, and patient advocacy groups — to facilitate innovative solutions and mitigate the fragmentation of gene and cell therapy research efforts.

The primary focus of this call will be on stimulating public-private partnerships in translational research and clinical development of cell and gene therapies. The emphasis is on making these therapies not only clinically effective but also sustainable and affordable. Recognizing the industry-wide challenge of reducing regulatory obstacles, the goal is to expedite the process of cell and gene therapy development, ensuring faster, sustainable, and cost-effective therapies reach the market.

More detailed information on topics as well as funding rules and country contributions can be found in the call-document. The application is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool.

Timeline
12 February 2024 Call opening  
12 February 2024 Online matchmaking platform opens
22 March 2024  Online information webinar (12:00-13:00 CET) 
22-25 April 2024 Swiss Biotech Day, Seminar & Matchmaking Event 
5 June 2024 Submission closing date of Project Outline 
Mid-June 2024 Recommendations sent to applicants 
25 September 2024 Submission closing date of Full project proposal 
November 2024 Communication of Funding decisions 
By 1 March 2025 Project start at latest 

Switzerland-Korea Call 2024

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Participants from Switzerland and South Korea are invited to submit joint project proposals for research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and South Korea. The call is open to South Korean and Swiss collaborators and encourages innovation in, but not limited to, the following technologies:

• Biotech; MedTech
• Digitalisation; Industry 4.0; IoT, Artificial Intelligence
• Additive manufacturing
• Smart Materials / Innovative Surfaces
• Augmented and Virtual Reality
• Hydrogen Technologies
• Renewable Energy & Batteries

Timeline
07 Feb 2024 Call launch
21 Feb 2024 Webinar
24 May 2024 Deadline for submissions
30 July 2024 Notification of decisions
01 Oct 2024 Earliest project start date

Further information:

Guidelines Bilateral Call 2024 (PDF, 315 kB, 09.02.2024)

How to apply:
• Korean participants must submit a KIAT application 
• Swiss participants must submit an Innosuisse application via Innolink including:
 draft consortium agreement (not signed)
common proposal document (DOCX, 811 kB, 05.02.2024)
 financial viability check documents (annual account statements for the last two years; Innosuisse financial excel sheet (XLSX, 110 kB, 05.02.2024)) per implementation partner with <250 FTE

Partner search:
The search of project partners in South Korea and Switzerland is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Ines Rossetti, +41 58 468 70 38, ines.rossetti@innosuisse.ch) through the b2match platform.

Information webinar:
Potential applicants are advised to participate in our information webinar on 8th March at 08:30 hrs (CET).

Learn more about the international projects with South Korea and the local partner Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).


Eureka Applied Quantum Call

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for R&D Projects in Switzerland, Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and Spain.

This call is for R&D&I projects with emphasis on the areas of:

- Quantum Computing
- Quantum Simulation and Stack levels
- Quantum Communication and Cyber security
- Quantum Sensing & Metrology

Quantum technology includes many layers of technology from the individual modalities of quantum information processing to the algorithms and ultimate applications of quantum computers for a variety of applications. The main objective of the call is to develop quantum technology that outperform or accelerate existing technologies and hence contribute to solving specific problems relevant for industry, science and society. These may include topics listed above but are not limited to these topics only.

We invite Swiss companies and universities to establish international R&D cooperation with partners from the participating countries, to solve challenges in this domain.

More detailed information on topics as well as funding rules and country contributions can be found in the call-document. The application is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool.

Timeline
1 February 2024 Call launch
9 May 2024, 15:00 CET Submission deadline to Innosuisse
End October 2024 Communication of evaluation results and decision

Further information:

Call document (PDF, 3 MB, 01.02.2024)

Partner search:
The search for project partners is supported by our partnering service for international collaborations (Ladina Schubert, +41 58 465 35 95, ladina.schubert@innosuisse.ch. You can register on the b2match platform to find partners.

More information on the Eureka website and about the Eureka programme.


Switzerland-UK Call 2024

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Participants from Switzerland and the United Kingdom are invited to submit joint project proposals for the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This call is open to UK and Swiss collaborators and encourages innovation in, but not limited to, the following technologies:

  • Life sciences
  • AI
  • Semiconductor applications
  • Quantum
Timeline
17 Jan 2024 Call launch
29 Jan 2024 Webinar
05 Feb 2024 Opening date for submission
01 May 2024 Closing date for submissions
09 Aug 2024 Notification of decisions

Further information:

Guidelines Bilateral Call 2024 (PDF, 364 kB, 31.01.2024)

How to apply:

  1. National submission to Innovate UK
  2. National submission to Innosuisse via Innolink including:

Partner search:

The search for project partners in Switzerland and the United Kingdom is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Ladina Schubert, +41 58 465 35 95, ladina.schubert@innosuisse.ch) through the b2match platform.

Information webinar:
A webinar was held at the end of January. Watch the recording here.

Learn more about the international projects with the United Kingdom and the local partner Innovate UK.


IraSME Call for transnational projects

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To intensify innovation cooperation with the Central Innovation Programme (ZIM) for SMEs in Germany, Innosuisse has decided to participate in the IraSME initiative. IraSME is a network of R&D funding programmes from different countries / regions that share the same goal: Supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in their innovation efforts. The network coordination is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and carried out by AiF Projekt GmbH in Berlin.

We invite Swiss companies and universities to establish international R&D cooperation with partners from the participating countries (especially DACH region). There are no thematic restrictions.

Timeline
08 Nov 2023 Partnering Event - Kick-Off webinar (3 pm CET)
09 Nov 2023 Partnering Event - Meetings Open
01 Dec 2023 Call Open 
06 Dec 2023 Partnering Event - Meetings Close
27 Mar 2024 Submission deadline
End July 2024 Communication of decisions

Further information:

Current Call Guidelines are available on the IraSME website

Application process:

  1. Submission of joint IraSME application form and the draft cooperation agreement (not signed) by e-mail to info@ira-sme.net
  2. National submission to Innosuisse via Innolink including:
  • draft cooperation agreement (not signed)
  • financial documents per implementation partner

Partner search: Engage in personal meetings at our partnering event on February 29, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Stuttgart. Register here.


Driving Urban Transitions Call 2023

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The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning.
The Call is open to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also asks to engage explicitly stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals.

Call topics:

Positive Energy Districts Pathway (PED)
PED topic 1: Energy Resilience and Energy Poverty
PED topic 2: Urban Regeneration and Refurbishment
PED topic 3: Enabling Systems for Local Energy Transitions: Collaboration and Sustainable Investment

15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)
15mC topic 1: Integrated Policies and Evidence to Reduce Car-dependency
15mC topic 2: Mobility and Planning Policies for Proximity-oriented Developments
15mC topic 3: Empower People for Urban Mobility Transitions

Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)
CUE topic 1: The Built Environment as a Resource Base
CUE topic 2: Knowledge and optimisation of resources flows between urban and rural areas
CUE topic 3: Planning and Designing urban areas with Nature: Towards a Regenerative Urbanism

Timeline
1 September 2023 Call launch
21 November 2023, 13:00 CET Pre-proposal submission deadline  
30 April 2024, 13:00 CET Full proposals submission deadline
July 2024 Funding decisions announced
September 2024 – January 2025 Start of the projects

Last modification 12.07.2024

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Eurostars
Janique Siffert
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Colette John-Grant
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Prabitha Urwyler
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