International projects by partners in South Korea and Switzerland

The Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) and Innosuisse work together to support international innovation projects implemented by partners from South Korea and Switzerland. Research institutions and companies have the opportunity to submit funding applications in regular calls for proposals. This partnership boosts knowledge and technology transfer and makes both countries more competitive.  

Joint Call 2020

KIAT and Innosuisse are conducting a joint call for the sixth time. The call is open to innovations in all topics. The cooperation projects are focused in particular on applications from the following disciplines:

  • biotech and medtech
  • renewable energies and mobility
  • digitalisation, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • additive manufacturing
  • smart materials and innovative surfaces
  • augmented and virtual reality

The call is aimed at consortia of research institutions and companies from Switzerland and South Korea who want to jointly implement a science-based innovation project.

Detailled information can be found under:
- Call document (PDF, 473 kB, 25.03.2020) and Annex i (PDF, 579 kB, 25.03.2020)

The following dates are crucial for the two phase evaluation process: 

Project Pre-proposal Phase 1
Call opens: February 10, 2020
Submission date: Mai 20, 2020
- Pre-proposal Application for Swiss partners (PDF, 1 MB, 25.03.2020)
- Joint SK-CH document (DOC, 782 kB, 25.03.2020)

Please submit the above-mentioned documents to:
Feed-back can be expected: ca. mid June 2020

Full- Proposal Phase 2
Submission date: September 18, 2020
International feed-back can be expected: end of November 2020

Please submit your applications by way of the online system: ANALYTICS and attach the „Joint SK-CH document (DOC, 782 kB, 25.03.2020)“ to your application.

Please note the official language for the application is English.

Are you still looking for South Korea partners to join your consortium? Why not in touch with our EEN representative and let her help you set up an international partner search.


By signing the Memorandum of Understanding on 16 May 2019 in Manchester, the two funding organizations decided to boost international cooperation on innovation projects. The declaration explains their intention to issue joint calls for proposals for science-based innovation projects implemented by partners from Switzerland and South Korea and to pool the funding opportunities of all institutions.

Last modification 25.03.2020

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