EU partnerships

Innosuisse, together with other European funding agencies and the European Commission, promotes international cooperation between innovative companies and organisations, end users and civil society to solve major thematic challenges.

With their involvement, qualified Swiss companies and universities can help shape international solutions and standards and network with driving forces in these thematic areas. Innovative Swiss organisations can thus benefit from being integrated in consortia that implement European solutions, as well as from the planned investments.

The thematic partnerships under Horizon Europe with the new project tenders will be gradually published on this website. Innosuisse’s involvement in the thematic EU partnerships is largely independent of Switzerland’s association with Horizon Europe.

Driving Urban Transitions

The Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) partnership aims to create an innovation ecosystem for urban transformation and accelerate sustainable development in cities. Companies and many other organisations can carry out collaborative international projects in this area.

Personalised Medicine

The partnership Personalised Medicine (PerMed) aims to improve health outcomes within sustainable healthcare systems through research, development, innovation and implementation of personalised medicine approaches for the benefit of patients, citizens and society.

Transforming Health and Care Systems

The partnership Transforming Health and Care Systems (THCS) aims to encourage the transformation and improvement of healthcare systems in Europe and participating countries to make them equitably accessible, sustainable, efficient, resilient and inclusive.

Key Digital Technology

The Key Digital Technologies (KDT) partnership aims to accelerate the production of high-quality microelectronic components to support the transition to a green and digital Europe.

There will no longer be any calls for projects for this programme with financial support from Innosuisse. The successor programme to KDT is Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU). It will be managed by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Applications for funding should be sent to Euresearch.

As Innosuisse is still managing the ongoing projects from the KDT project calls for 2021, 2022 and 2023, you can contact us via this e-mail address if you have any questions:

European programme Horizon 2020 coming to an end

Within the scope of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, which is coming to an end, Swiss innovation actors are currently involved in the following topics:

  • Digital solutions for demographic change
  • Maintaining European competitiveness in electronic components and systems; and
  • various topics within the scope of ERA-NET

No new calls for tenders will be held. The funded projects will run until 2025 and will then be implemented in specific products and services on the market.

Digital solutions for demographic change (AAL)

In more than 50 projects, Swiss and European companies, universities and end-user organisations are developing innovative, digital solutions for maintaining the quality of life of an ageing society.


In 15 major projects, Swiss companies and universities are taking part in the development of novel electronic components and systems to strengthen Swiss and European competitiveness vis-à-vis international competitors.


In 14 projects, Swiss companies and universities are working on developing innovative products and services within the scope of ERA-NET initiatives in the areas of wood recycling, innovative materials, biotechnology and energy systems.

Last modification 01.05.2024

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Patent research

End of free services with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

The patent search services previously offered free of charge to Innosuisse applicants via the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property have been discontinued.

However, costs associated with research into intellectual property issues may still be covered as part of the direct project costs chargeable for approved applications from the following funding schemes:

  • Innovation projects with or without partners
  • Innovation projects for start-ups
  • Swiss Accelerator