Eureka Clusters

Your company or research group is active in science-based innovation, research and development. In doing so, you rely on collaboration with partners in foreign countries. With Eureka Clusters, you can carry out cross-border innovation projects on specific innovation topics.

Calls for proposals, conditions and evaluation

Eureka Clusters usually call for projects on a specific innovation topic once a year. As part of a Cluster project, you as a Swiss company work together with a Swiss research institute on cross-border innovation topics with large companies and position yourself in a value chain.

As with the funding of Swiss innovation projects, there is no limit to the duration of Eureka Network projects. As a rule, such projects last between 6 and 36 months. Provided it is sensible for your project, the cost-benefit ratio is right and the implementation partner is willing to bear 50% of the project costs themselves; there is no financial limit on applications.

Innosuisse will review your funding application, while the relevant partner agency will review the funding application of your partners abroad. Eureka Clusters coordinate the funding decisions in the individual countries and are responsible for approval at an international level.

Current calls for proposals can currently be found on the following Cluster websites:

If you want to participate in a Cluster project as a company without a Swiss research partner, you can do so as a self-financed partner with a self-financing confirmation provided to Innosuisse. With a Cluster project, you position yourself in a larger value chain.

Submit application

As a Swiss consortium, you will develop an application together with your international partners and submit it to one of the Eureka Clusters. On the basis of the Cluster application, Innosuisse will check the formal requirements for funding by Innosuisse and will contact you in case of any questions.

If the Cluster application is approved by the participating countries, please submit a funding application to Innosuisse. The process, evaluation criteria and application submission are exactly the same as for Swiss innovation projects.

1. Submit Cluster application

Last modification 12.10.2021

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